Coffee with Poe Paperback – Nov 3 2003
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Top Customer Reviews
I would recommend this to lovers of American writers and poets.
Here we see Poe made human, hauntingly so.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
I am still working my way through the book. I have, for the most part, skipped over the included letters to and from Poe. I'm not sure why most of them were included since the author summarizes them before incorporating them completely.
I am going to try to finish the book, making sure to break at regular intervals to minimize the hair-pulling. If you just want to read about Poe in his own voice, have at this one. However, if you're looking for historical fiction, skip it and read Schecter.
Overall, the work is impressive. I appreciate the obvious care the author took in getting his facts right and I appreciate his portrayals of many of the characters.
Poe especially is portrayed in a sympathetic light. Although I disagree with the author's decision regarding the Poe-Osgood "affair" I was mostly pleased with how the issues of Poe's "alcoholism" and other faults were handled.