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The Moment: A Space-Time Singularity
By David Grantz
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Juan Lartigue G. - Edgar Allan Poe and Science: A Cosmic Poet
The literary talent of Edgar Allan Poe is beyond dispute, but his activity in the scientific area (condensed in Eureka) has been sadly neglected or ignored. Only recently have some researchers undertaken the labor of re-evaluating it. This recent re-evaluation is long overdue, especially, those propositions related to Cosmology. This paper purposes extensions of those propositions, as well as additional commentary, relating, in particular, to Chemistry.
Paul Soares - Rummet, Virveln och Den döda flickan
An introductory essay from the forthcoming book THE ROOM, THE WHIRL, AND THE DEAD GIRL: translations of Edgar Allan Poe to Swedish by Paul Soares, based on three recurrent images in Poes authorship.
Also available in English!

The Tales

  • "The Black Cat"
    - By Martha Womack

  • "The Masque of the Red Death"
    - By Martha Womack

  • "The Tell-Tale Heart"
    - By Martha Womack

  • "The Cask of Amontillado"
    - By Martha Womack

  • "The Fall of the House of Usher"
    - By Martha Womack
  • The Poems

  • "The Raven"
    - By Christoffer Hallqvist
  • The Mind

    Edgar Allan Poe's Eureka: I Have Found It!
    Poe's Startling discovery of current modern theories of the formation and destiny of the universe and the symbolic presentation of those theories in "MS Found in a Bottle" and "A Descent into the Maelström."
    - By David Grantz

    I AM SAFE!
    Perversity, Poe's primal impulse as illustrated in "The Black Cat," "The Imp of the Perverse," and "Never Bet the Devil Your Head."
    - By David Grantz

    A Fissure of Mind
    The Primal Origins of Poe's Doppelganger as Reflected in Roderick Usher
    - By David Grantz

    That Spectre in My Path
    Poe's Doppelganger As Revealed In "William Wilson," "The Cask of Amontillado," and "The Man of the Crowd"
    - By David Grantz

    The Stricken Eagle: Women in Poe
    A brief biography followed by a synthesis of "Ligeia," "Berenice," "Eleonora," "The Oval Portrait," "Morella," "Alone," and "To One in Paradise"
    - By David Grantz

    The Moment: A Space-Time Singularity
    An Exploration Beyond the Event Horizon in Poe's The Narrative of A. Gordon Pym, "The Colloquy of Monos and Una," and "Mesmeric Revelation"
    - By David Grantz

    What is the Decoder all about?

    The Poe Decoder is a project started by a small group of Poe enthusiasts to make criticism and information on Poe and his work available on the Internet. The growing collection of essays in the Poe Decoder is written by qualified people with a great interest in Edgar Allan Poe. We want to provide you with accurate facts on one of the greatest American writers ever, and once and for all put an end to all the lies and rumors that surround his person.

    The Crew




    Other Useful Poe Resources

  • Qrisse's Poe Pages
    Qrisse's Poe Pages by Christoffer Hallqvist, also a member of the Poe Decoder, contain links to most useful Poe pages on the net and an extensive biography on Poe (not finished yet). The site also contains a growing amount of Poe's work, and other Poe related things, such as the Book of Poe, and the Poe Chat Room.
  • Precisely Poe
    Martha Womack's Precisely Poe page contains beautiful images of Poe landmarks and artifacts. It is dispelling some of the myths and lies that have followed in Poe's footsteps. Martha Womack is also one of the writers for the Poe Decoder.
  • Edgar Allan Poe's House of Usher
    Peter Forrest's Edgar Allan Poe's House of Usher is an extensive Poe page with a large amount of information on Poe and related things.
  • Medical Humanities at New York University
    This page contains summaries and comments on some of Poes work, including The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar, The Masque of the Red Death, and The Conqueror Worm.
  • The Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore
    The E. A. Poe Society of Baltimore's site presents lots of information about the things on Poe that there seems to be most rumors about, like his death, drugs and alcohol, Griswold and lots of other relevant information.


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    Last updated April 12, 2001, by Christoffer Hallqvist.

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