Good Day Students, Aspiring Scholars, Professors, Maestros, all wild-running imaginations and interested minds alike!
For this month’s reading club we will be reading Edgar Allen Poe’s: The Tell-Tale Heart.
Poe is one of the most prolific short story writers of all time. He helped spawn a new and unexplored age of literature; in all of his stories Poe delves deep into the darker parts of human psychology.
For Poe, this was not by choice but rather simply natural for him and his writing style. He was one of the first writers to fully immerse his debilitating mental state in his writing, showing in vivid detail feelings of: sorrow, fright, terror, sadness, hope, the unending quest for inner peace and the toilsome battles to maintain it.
So, please, join us on May 27 in reading The Tell-Tale Heart, a story full of dark, mysterious imagery and psychological intrigue. Without a doubt a strange and twisted tale!
“I became insane with long intervals of horrible sanity.” – Edgar Allen Poe
Smart Center Professor of English and German