January 19, 2009

Lines on The Face

The following is an article (one of a series) that I collaborated on with my sister, Barbara Soutar, for North American Review. It is simply a collection of descriptions of Edgar Allen Poe's face as described by people who had actually met him.

I was always fascinated by how two people, meeting the same person, can have diametrically opposed opinions of the person's face. When we did James Joyce, for instance, he was described as not only looking like Satan, but also like a Baroque version of Christ.

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