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The Raven - an EBook The Raven - an EBook
by The Ovi Team
2018-01-29 08:31:25
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raven01_400January 29th 1845. Edgar Allan Poe’s famous poem “The Raven,” beginning “Once upon a midnight dreary,” is published on this day in the New York Evening Mirror.

Poe’s dark and macabre work reflected his own tumultuous and difficult life. Born in Boston in 1809, Poe was orphaned at age three and went to live with the family of a Richmond, Virginia, businessman.

Poe enrolled in a military academy but was expelled for gambling. He later studied briefly at the University of Virginia.

In 1827, Poe self-published a collection of poems. Six years later, his short story “MS Found in a Bottle” won $50 in a story contest. He edited a series of literary journals, including the Southern Literary Messenger in Richmond starting in 1835, and Burton’s Gentleman’s Magazine in Philadelphia, starting in 1839.

Poe’s excessive drinking got him fired from several positions. His macabre work, often portraying motiveless crimes and intolerable guilt that induces growing mania in his characters, was a significant influence on such European writers as Charles Baudelaire, Stephane Mallarme, and even Dostoyevsky.

In order to honour the day, Ovi magazine publishes “The Raven” with illustrations made by Katerina Charisi.

You can download our new EBook HERE as always for FREE! Noticing that there are two versions, one in English and another the Greek translation for our Greek readers, translated by Katerina Charisi. 

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Emanuel Paparella2017-01-29 12:22:31
Indeed, to read Poe, even in translation, is to be cured culturally of anti-American bias. He remains one of the greatest literary geniuses of all times, a gift of America to the rest of the world. We need him more than ever nowadays to begin to understand deviancyes such as the Presidency of Donald Trump.


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