Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Poe: "I'm sorry, I was drunk. I'm broke now. Please publish my story."

A letter from the author of "The Raven" to a publisher that had been in private hands until recently has been revealed, and includes these rather timeless lines:
Will you be so kind enough to put the best possible interpretation upon my behavior while in N-York? ... Wallace would insist upon the juleps, and I knew not what I was either doing or saying.
[From Maud Newton]

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