LQ Podcast

#51 Poe’s Terror of the Soul

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Declan Kiely and Isaac Gewirtz, curators of the new Morgan Library exhibit Edgar Allan Poe: Terror of the Soul, reveal a more complex, nuanced biography of the American author than the tortured-looking daguerreotypes and tales of horror might at first glance suggest. Terror of the Soul charts Poe’s life and influence on later authors through manuscripts, letters, original publications, and artwork.

Discussed in this episode

More Podcasts

May 15, 2017

The World in Time:

William Hogeland

Lewis Lapham talks with William Hogeland about the creation of the United States’ first standing army and its victory over a coalition of Indian forces that sought to halt the country’s expansion. More

The Fall of Man, by Titian, c. 1550.

September 15, 2017

The World in Time:

Stephen Greenblatt

Lewis H. Lapham talks with Stephen Greenblatt, author of The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve. More

November 11, 2011

The World in Time:

Death Is Nothing to Us

Lewis Lapham talks with Stephen Greenblatt, 2011 winner of the National Book Award in nonfiction.  More

June 15, 2011

The World in Time:

To End All Wars

Lewis Lapham talks with author Adam Hochschild about the struggles of the antiwar movement in World War I–era Britain. More

June 01, 2011

The World in Time:

What a Prince

Lewis Lapham talks with historian Miles Unger about the Florentine father of modern political science. More

June 23, 2017

The World in Time:

Kory Stamper

Lewis Lapham talks with Kory Stamper, lexicographer at Merriam-Webster and the author of Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries.     More