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Various authors were given the task to take a little-known, unfinished story fragment written by Edgar Allan Poe near the end of his life and finish it, using Poe's language, images, and ideas.
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Editor Christopher Conlon is a writer who lives in Silver Spring, MD, not far from the Poe-haunted city of Baltimore. A life-long devotee of Poe, Conlon is an award-winning poet, author, and editor.From Booklist:
Found among Edgar Allan Poe's papers after he died (at 40, all too young) was an untitled story fragment with an intriguing preamble. Consisting of three short diary entries by a newly indentured lighthouse keeper, the fragment affords few clues about Poe's plot intentions. The assignment for the 23 contributors to this unique collection was to finish the tale by using Poe's language, themes, and predilection for curdling the blood. The results range from stylistically faithful narratives to improbable yarns that use Poe's introduction as a springboard for the author's own vision. In one entry, the diary pieces make up an ancient artifact viewed by an archivist in a future civilization. In another, the journal is inspected by detective Auguste Dupin, a figure familiar from such Poe classics as "The Purloined Letter." Perhaps the most outstanding entry is John Shirley's masterly continuation, in perfect faux-Poe fashion, of the diary to disclose the lighthouse keeper discovering a macabre use for his polished lantern. Must reading for Poe enthusiasts, in particular. Carl Hays
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