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Monday, October 05, 2009

Phoenixville Public Library Hosting "The Enduring Poe: The Genius and the Woe"

On Monday, October 26th, beginning at 7pm, Phoenixville Public Library will host Peter Krok, Humanities Director of the Manayunk Art Center in Philadelphia, and his presentation “The Enduring Poe: The Genius and the Woe”.

Edgar Allan Poe is one of America’s greatest, most innovative, and most versatile writers, and in some ways one of the first modern writers. Poe’s themes of death, decay, terror and loss are eternal, and that is why his stories -- and his life -- have captivated the imagination of generations. Poe’s life was full of sadness. He seemed to remain the orphan that he was. The three most important women of his life – his mother, his foster mother, and his wife -- all died of tuberculosis. He struggled to make a living, and when he found the right job, he couldn't keep it. Join us for Peter Krok’s presentation as we celebrate the 200th anniversary of Poe’s birth.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Phoenixville Public Library, and is free and open to the public. Reservations are required. For more information or to reserve a seat, call 610-933-3013, Ext. 32 or e-mail mpinto@ccls.org. Phoenixville Public Library is located at 183 Second Avenue, Phoenixville, PA.

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