Wednesday, March 04, 2009

"The Raven" in 1946, one hundred and one years later

"'The Raven' is probably the best-known poem in America. When it appeared in the New York Evening Mirror for January 29, 1845, it created a national, even an international, sensation. 'No brief poem,' says George E. Woodberry, 'ever established itself so immediately, so widely, and so imperishably in men's minds.'"

--American Writers: Revised Edition, The Athenaeum Press: Boston, 1946

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