The influence of Edgar Allan Poe on the art of music has been considerable and long-standing, with the works, life and image of the horror fiction writer and poet inspiring composers and musicians from diverse genres for more than a century. Leon Botstein, conductor of the American Symphony Orchestra-which presented a program of "Tales From Edgar Allan Poe" in 1999-noted that in the realm of classical music, as in literature, Poe's influence was felt more deeply in Europe than in America.
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Edgar Allen Poe's Influence on Literature and Modern Culture.
Edgar Allan Poe and the French Critics, 1847-1924 (Port Washington, . Kennikat Press, 1971). Michael Allen, Poe and the British Magazine Tradition (New York: Oxford University Press, 1969). Margaret Alterton, The Origins of Poe's Critical Theory (Iowa City: University of Iowa, 1925). Carl L. Anderson, Poe in Northlight: The Scandinavian Response to His Life and Work (Durham, . Duke University Press, 1973).
Poe had an influence on both American and non-American writers, like William Faulkner, and Fyodor Dostoevsky. One would not believe the story to hold even a semblance of reality, as Poe has infused the short story with the most absurd of details that make it so obviously impossible; however, while reading one becomes entirely immersed in the story that it does not seem so absurd anymore
Edgar Allan Poe brought about several changes in the literary style of his time period. He was one of the first writers to develop the genre of both detective fiction and horror . Poe had a very strong influence on Charles Baudelaire, who translated much of Poe's work into English. Baudelaire, whose best-known work is the collection of poems titled Les Fleurs du Mal (Flowers of Evil) actually idolized Poe. The French appreciated Poe more than the Americans. Poe's work in French translation influenced many French writers and subsequently influenced Russian writers like Dostoyevsky, whose novel Crime and Punishment shows the strong influence of Poe.
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