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  •  Poe is a shrewd comparison: writing at exactly the (3+ / 0-)
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    niemann, poco, RiveroftheWest

    same time; similar dark characters (though darker, with more gibbering, in Poe). Most of all, they both found a penetrating precision in their psychology, way ahead of their time; and they both revealed it perfectly, in oblique strokes, woven into their storytelling.

    I don't know much about Browning, but my sense is he peered into the abyss, while Poe lived there.

    "Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth" Samuel Johnson

    by Brecht on Sun Sep 15, 2013 at 09:44:47 AM PDT

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