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Let’s learn together about Edgar Allan Poe and his work. 29
A Descent into the Maelström is an 1841 short story by Edgar Allan Poe. In the tale, a man recounts how he survived a shipwreck and a whirlpool. It has been grouped with Poe’s tales of ratiocination and also labeled an early form of science fiction.
Inspired by the Moskstraumen, it is couched as a story within a story, a tale told at the summit of a mountain climb in Lofoten, Norway. The story is told by an old man who reveals that he only appears old —”You suppose me a very old man,” he says, “but I am not. It took less than a single day to change these hairs from a jetty black to white, to weaken my limbs, and to unstring my nerves.” The narrator, convinced by the power of the whirlpools he sees in the ocean beyond, is then told of the “old” man’s fishing trip with his two brothers a few years ago. Driven by “the most terrible hurricane that ever came out of the heavens”, their ship was caught in the vortex. One brother was pulled into the waves; the other was driven mad by the horror of the spectacle, and drowned as the ship was pulled under. At first the narrator only saw hideous terror in the spectacle. In a moment of revelation, he saw that the Maelström is a beautiful and awesome creation. Observing how objects around him were pulled into it, he deduced that “the larger the bodies, the more rapid their descent” and that spherical-shaped objects were pulled in the fastest. Unlike his brother, he abandoned ship and held on to a cylindrical barrel until he was saved several hours later. The old man tells the story to the narrator without any hope that the narrator will believe it.
Savva Brodsky, a Soviet artist, book illustrator, architect, sculptor and poet. Shakespeare graphics
My goal is to be as adorable as Carolyn Jones’ Morticia but as fear-inspiring as Anjelica Huston’s Morticia.
Katherine Hepburn (1961, ph. Cecil Beaton)
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Hey, you are so kind. Thank you. I never said though i like everything and everyone in this world. I am not a saint :) I dont tolerate lies and people who think they can fool me. I dont like summer and i hate bitter food/ drinks. I dont like wearing colours, but i like having colourful accessories. I hate war. I dont like ignorant people who think they are smart. I hate the fact that black people get shoot because they are black, or that transgender women are not considered women. That gay people need to hide their love or when women get raped and need to prove to the world that they were the victims. I hate that we live in a society where insists on causing problems to teenagers, parents who believe they can rule over their children’s minds, close minded people who insist on poisoning with their stupidity and ignorance others. And so many more. Trust me, i dont like many things…