Buxton Books is excited to host author Scott Peeples and photographer Michelle van Parys to celebrate the release of their book, THE MAN OF THE CROWD: Edgar Allan Poe and the City. How four American cities shaped Poe's life and writings.
The event will be held virtually via Zoom on Tuesday, October 20 from 7-8 PM. Guests will receive their Zoom link by 4 PM the night of the event.
Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) changed residences about once a year throughout his life. Driven by a desire for literary success and the pressures of supporting his family, Poe sought work in American magazines, living in the cities that produced them. Scott Peeples chronicles Poe's rootless life in the cities, neighborhoods, and rooms where he lived and worked, exploring how each new place left its enduring mark on the writer and his craft.
Featuring evocative photographs by Michelle Van Parys, The Man of the Crowd challenges the popular conception of Poe as an isolated artist living in a world of his own imagination, detached from his physical surroundings. The Poe who emerges here is a man whose outlook and career were shaped by the cities where he lived, longing for a stable home.
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To purchase signed copies , please visit our website. The book is released on October 20th. Due to current shipping delays, we cannot guarantee you will receive your book by the release date.
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