Fifteen writers examine the life of Poe via their own short stories. Poe as launch pad for eerie and dark yarns. Contributors include Joel Lane, Gary Fry, John Morressy, Kealan Patrick Burke, Manly Wade Wellman, Charlee Jacob, Tom Picirilli, Fred Chappell and others. 2,000 initial printing....
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This late Arkham House offering is weighed down by some real stinkers but there are enough classic stories by the likes of Wellman and Starrett as well as a few new stories notably by Joel Lane and Fred Chappell and Kealan Patrick Burke to carry the volume along.These themed anthologies are always a dodgy affair since the theme always somewhat constrains the writers to begin with. Some of the stories end up merely name checking Poe's stories in a Where's Waldo fashion. I was tempted to skip over the less inspired fare but stuck to it since the volume is rather slim to begin with.
As a high school English teacher I made certain to add Edgar Allan Poe to my syllabus every semester. This hopefully qualifies me as an authority (at least minimally) regarding Poe's life and works. This anthology gets it right as regards the man's tales and his background. Every story has its own unique twist, so you're not simply getting a rehash of the man's legend but rather a complete reinterpretation of it. Evermore is worth a look for any Poe-phile.
not sure where my copy has gone but this is a must own and read