Happy birthday, Edgar Allan Poe! • boingboing.net

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Neil Gaiman says Edgar Allan Poe should be read aloud, and he's right: he recorded this video in which he read "The Raven" in 2016 as part of the charity campaign organized by Pat Rothfuss as part of the Worldbuilders. It's Poe's birthday today, and I can not think of a better way to celebrate it than to celebrate it. listen again.

Other ways to celebrate this beautiful torch:

* The spectacular pop-up edition

* The hipster slang edition of the 50s

* The rock-and-roll version of 1969

* The magic duel inspired by Raven by Vincent Price and Boris Karloff

(Republished from last year)