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WNYC News

Bronx Honors New Yorker Edgar Allan Poe on Halloween

Friday, October 31, 2014

Edgar Allan Poe , the godfather of Gothic horror, spent his last years in a farmhouse in the Bronx where he wrote "Annabelle Lee," "The Bells" and "The Cask of Amontillado." 

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Operavore

Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Raven' Gets an Operatic Take

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

As the music and literary worlds remember the life and career of Maya Angelou, another eminent American author and poet is drawing attention in New York this week.

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Movies on the Radio

Edgar Allan Poe at the Movies

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Writer Edgar Allan Poe, the great master of the macabre, created stories that have conjured vivid scenes in the imaginations of generations of readers -- and filmmakers.

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Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: Fateful Meetings A Halloween Special

Friday, October 25, 2013

Celebrate Halloween with guest host Wyatt Cenac.  Listen to an hilarious Frankenstein parody by Robertson Davies, and hear Cenac read Edgar Allan Poe's revenge tale, "The Cask of Amontillado."

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The Takeaway

Edgar Allan Poe Exhibit Shows “Terror of the Soul”

Monday, October 07, 2013

Edgar Allan Poe was responsible for far more than some creepy stories and poems—he helped to create a fully independent American literary voice, paving the way for William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, Toni Morrison, and Joseph Heller. A new exhibit on Poe at the Morgan Library & Museum gives us some insight into the literature behind the macabre man. Dr. Isaac Gewirtz co-curated the show, and he joins us to talk about the mysterious author, and his rather unfortunate life.

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Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: Tales of Terror from Edgar Allan Poe

Sunday, October 28, 2012

“I have missed my turnings on strange mountain roads in the early hours of the morning because I was too carried away by listening to someone…reading Poe stories.”

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Selected Shorts

Unexpected Developments

Sunday, September 26, 2010

This program features four brief tales by absolute masters of the form—Edgar Allan Poe, Guy de Maupassant, Saki and Thomas Wolfe—in which something unexpected occurs. 

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Studio 360

John Astin on Poe

Saturday, June 19, 2004

John Astin on Poe

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