Silly Texas man who likes Star Trek, Batman, Doctor Who, Star Wars, and 50s schlock. I'm also a big fan of Bettie Page, Elvis, old Hollywood glamor, and most retro. I'm easily distracted by bright shiny things. Or boobs. Or bright shiny boobs.
“I really love Poe, but I think the American people have relegated him to a second place in the history of American Literature. In the rest of the world Poe is considered to be our major contribution to literature. He invented the detective story. He influenced all the great French poets; Baudelaire, Valery, Verlaine, as well as all of the great English Poets. His influence on the world of art was enormous. Almost every major artist of the 19th century illustrated Poe. Gustave Dore, Edouard Manet, Odilon Redon. Every country in the world recognized Poe long before we did.”