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For his death day, Edgar Allan Poe gets a statue
For his death day, Edgar Allan Poe gets a statue

More than 150 years after Edgar Allan Poe's death, the legendary American author and poet has been honored with a statue in his hometown, Boston. On Oct. 5, the life-size brass statue by artist Stefanie Rocknack was unveiled near a downtown Boston park. Poe died in Baltimore 165 years ago today. It might seem like a tribute that should have happened years ago, but Poe had a complicated relationship with Boston. In an 1845 article, the godfather of the mystery story wrote some harsh words: "The Bostonians are very well in their way. Their hotels are bad. Their pumpkin pies are delicious. Their poetry is not so good.... But with all these good qualities the Bostonians have no...

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