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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Funerals for writer Edgar Allan Poe, 160 years after his death

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American master of macabre fiction has had, finally, a funeral ceremony worthy of a great writer.

True to his funeral, spent in 1849, only 10 people took part. The writer's death, a pioneer of science fiction stories and virtuoso romantic "black", marked by sensational mysteries and dark atmosphere, it was very mysterious, because they are not known until today.

Edgar Allan Poe died on October 7, 1849, aged only 40, just days after being found near a bar in the city of Baltimore, in a deplorable state, delirious, unable to explain what happened.

Edgar Allen Poe 1898 photo:

Over time, various theories have been proposed on the cause of his death: cholera, rabies, syphilis, alcoholism, cerebral congestion ... One explanation there is not yet universally accepted.

Funeral ceremony this year included speeches by actors who portray famous writers; casket - containing a model that reproduces the appearance of Poe - was carried to the cemetery in Baltimore with a hearse drawn by horses, the event taking the aspect funerals in the style of the nineteenth century, worthy of great crititc literary writer who was but little understood and appreciated in his lifetime.

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