Laura Lippman on Edgar Allan Poe - Blog


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While Lippman is not a gothic novelist, she does know a thing or two about creating fear and apprehension on the page. She has, after all, been a multiple recipient of the coveted Edgar Award. Lippman began re-reading Poe about a decade ago, and in this excerpt from the podcast, she discusses how the author creates an oppressive sense of foreboding in "The Fall of the House of Usher." [3:01]