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LegalAction91 karma

Oh geez, diving into Poe seems like the worst depression cure. How did you find him therapeutic?

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Hi Catherine!

What do you know about the composition of The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket? Aside from the weirdness of the story itself, it's so much longer than his usual short story form, and it's the only novella by Poe known to me, and certainly the only one in my edition of Poe's complete works.

Why did he change format? Is it incomplete on purpose?

LegalAction8 karma

It is possibly the weirdest thing I've ever read, and my reading list includes Apuleius. I think the idea of Antarctic exploration is a little ahead of its time? And there's so much just weird stuff, like right away the lost time thing, and then the plague ship.

It's just strange.

LegalAction6 karma

It does feel to me like the only sort of novel Poe would write though, and it's enjoyable, if you're the sort of person that can appreciate weird.

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Because B. B. King will never die.