The American master of horror fiction was as peculiar in his life as he was in his writing
The urge to create literature was as strong in the mid-1800s as it is today, but rejections were brutal and the pay was even worse
The city has been a lure for millions, but most of the great American minds have been appalled by its excesses. Here an eminent observer, who knows firsthand the city’s threat, surveys the subject.
The young poet became a legendary plebe in the few painful months he spent at West Point