In his own work, he demonstrated a brilliant command of language and technique as well as an inspired and original imagination. At the time of his birth in , they were members of a repertory company in Boston. Before Poe was three years old both of his parents died, and he was raised in the home of John Allan, a prosperous exporter from Richmond, Virginia, who never legally adopted his foster son. As a boy, Poe attended the best schools available, and was admitted to the University of Virginia at Charlottesville in While there he distinguished himself academically but was forced to leave after less than a year because of bad debts and inadequate financial support from Allan.
"The Murders in the Rue Morgue" by Edgar Allan Poe
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It is a work of literary criticism , in which Poe presents his literary theory. It is based on a series of lectures Poe had given late in his lifetime. The essay argues that a poem should be written "for a poem's sake" and that the ultimate goal of art is aesthetic. He also argues against the concept of a long poem , saying that an epic , if it is to be worth anything, must instead be structured as a collection of shorter pieces, each of which is not too long to be read in a single sitting.
It has been described as the first modern detective story ;   Poe referred to it as one of his "tales of ratiocination ". Auguste Dupin is a man in Paris who solves the mystery of the brutal murder of two women. Numerous witnesses heard a suspect, though no one agrees on what language was spoken. At the murder scene, Dupin finds a hair that does not appear to be human. As the first fictional detective, Poe's Dupin displays many traits which became literary conventions in subsequent fictional detectives, including Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot.
A largely disabled cast leads this charming teen musical. The German artist and filmmaker Ulrike Ottinger takes us on an unhurried journey through her past. A man and his surrogate navigate a bumpy road to fatherhood in this endearing dramatic comedy. The latest screen adaptation of the video game still shows that trying to construct a coherent plot around these characters is a fatal trap. Even nostalgia-resistant viewers can learn something from this documentary version of a book on the making of the show.