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Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe
One party too many
The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the way the world parties. The Zoom party may have replaced the house party, but recently, the immunologist, Paul Lehner, proposed “coronavirus parties” &...
By Srimoyee Bagchi
Darkness is also the light: The lighthouse in literature
Is the lighthouse, as Carl Jung seemed to think, the individual consciousness that “kindles a light in the darkness of mere being”? These tall, austere towers have, after all, been beacons...
By Nayantara Mazumder
Where the Headless Horseman rides
In an appealing rhyme, John B. Tabb, an American poet and a Roman Catholic priest who died in November, 1909, asks a question that may intrigue youngsters in the West: “Jack-o’-Lantern, Jack-o’-...
By Bhaswati Chakravorty
Epidemics and their storytellers
“Ring-a-ring o’roses, a pocket full of posies, atishoo! Atishoo! We all fall down!” An innocent rhyme passed on from generation to generation, to which we have all held hands and danced in a cir...
By Monjorika Bose
Chronicles of deaths untold
On this day, in 1849, Edgar Allan Poe — the American writer and poet, and master of ‘mystery and macabre’ — set out for home from Richmond, Virginia. About a week later, he was found on the st...
By Kamalika Basu
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