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A Poe Man

January 28, 2008

The last years of his life were nothing but a miserable picture of despair, hopes, which burst out from time to time, short – time crushes, flushes of alcoholism, constant changes of accommodation. He declaims his “Eureka” in bars in Richmond. He drastically seeks hand in marriage with Sarah Helen Whitman, “Helen of thousand dreams” in Providence. He makes an attempt to commit a suicide in Boston. In Norfolk and other cities he gives lectures on “The poetic principle”. Autumn 1849 – he is again in Richmond, desperately looking for money to establish journal. After that he is going to Baltimore. This is a place, where he will be found on the third of October near the electoral district. In four days he will pass away. There will be nine people present at his funeral…

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