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Edgar Allan Poe: Love, Death And Women

Tonight on BBC Four (we poor Americans will have to wait), the Brits are airing Edgar Allan Poe: Love, Death And Women.  A description from today's Guardian:

Crime novelist Denise Mina presents a rumination on the life and work of Poe, with particular focus on the intense and – not infrequently– weird relationships the author and poet conducted with the women in his life. As Mina pursues her story between New York, Baltimore and various bits of Virginia, dramatised reconstructions illuminate the connection between Poe's enduringly potent fiction and his peculiar personal life – not the least of which was marrying his 13-year-old cousin when he was twice her age.

Note how the preview doesn't mention Philadelphia.  I guess I shouldn't be surprised considering Poe was so busy writing his greatest works in Philly that he didn't have time for the chicks (although he did have his happiest years here with his wife, Virginia). 

More on this show when I've seen it.

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Reader Comments (1)

This sounds great. Any word on when this might be shown here?
October 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSwierczy

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