By Michael Garvey
Snowy, cold weather kept Lit Lunch from meeting in January so the Edgar Allan Poe discussion will shift to the Clubhouse gathering on February 2 at noon in the downstairs Club Room.
Lunchers will be discussing two short stories by Edgar Allan Poe, “The Black Cat” and “The Tell-Tale Heart,” both originally published in 1843.
Although most of us likely read these stories in high school, it will be insightful to read and discuss them again as adults. Each tells a story by a so-called “unreliable narrator” about a murder he committed.
Poe was a captivating writer with an intriguing life. He achieved national and international fame when he published a poem, “The Raven,” yet he was one of the earliest American writers to focus on the short story, practically inventing the detective fiction genre. Unfortunately, much of his life was mired in misery and poverty.
Poe died at the age of 40 under mysterious circumstances, which remain unexplained to this day.
Contact Michael at firstname.lastname@example.org for online links to the two selections for reading and printing.
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