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Friday, 29 October 2010

echoes : poe

"The realities of the world affected me as visions, and as visions only, while the wild ideas of the land of dreams became, in turn, not the material of my every-day existence, but in very deed that existence utterly and solely in itself."

(from the short story Berenice by Edgar Allan Poe, like other such stories which had made their authors famous, what we'd now call a pulp horror: "the fearful coloured into the horrible... the singular wrought out into the strange and mystical" as Poe wrote in a letter to a would-be publisher in 1835)

Taxidermy birds photographed in the Viktor Wynd Shop on Mare Street, E8

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