Born in the same year as Abraham Lincoln (1809), Poe only lived 40 years but in that short time his influence both on literature and on popular culture has been enormous. This presentation will focus on Poe’s lasting contributions to literature and to popular culture as well as on his cosmology—a seldom discussed but important aspect of his view of the world. Poe’s theory of unity as embodied in his tales, poems, and in his essay entitled “Eureka,” contains, according to British philosopher and writer Colin Wilson, “some staggering, almost incredible insights” into the operation of the universe. Come and learn more about this influential but often misunderstood man with retired educator, Phil Devlin.
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