Short Story Perversity Edgar Allan Poe is perhaps the best-known American Romantic who
worked in the Gothic mode. His stories explore the darker side of the Romantic imagination, dealing with the grotesque, the supernatural, and the horrifying. He defined the form of the American short story. As one might expect, Poe himself eschewed conventional morality, which he believed stems from man's attempts to dictate the purposes of God. Poe saw God more as process than
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to perversity, what creative impetus must have been requisite for Edgar Poe to have penned poems and stories which so closely mirror the psychic patterns of his own mind!
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Silverman, Kenneth. Edgar A. Poe: Mournful and Never-Ending Remembrance. New York:
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