anybody still active in here?
I'm from Germany and kind of a Fan of Edgar Allan Poe. ('The Raven' just fascinates me as well as 'Usher' and the 'Tell-Tale Heart')
Now that I've read some works of Poe and also spend some time in this Network, I have a question:
What was Poe's influence on Gothic Fiction? He is seen as the Father of modern horror stories and maybe a role model for e.g. Stephen King. But what was the difference between Poe's style and the style of the authors before him (like Mary Shelly)? What made him so important for this genre?
I'm curious about you're answers...