The Plot Thickens …
(This post is not about photography, but it’s interesting to me anyway as the notion of historical vertigo appeals to me)
Interesting for a couple of reasons.
This new evidence has come to light some 158 years after the event using a combination of modern medical science and contemporary observation. The originator of the theory, Matthew Pearl, who happens to be the author of The Poe Shadow, a book dealing with the storied author’s death, noticed something odd about descriptions of Poe’s body many years after his death, and took his thoughts to a coroner. Said coroner expressed an opinion, and lo: a theory is born.
I find this fascinating because I am also researching an ancestor for a project quite unrelated to photography, and I mean to take some theories of mine to a psychologist.
Interesting also because I happen to have begun reading The Poe Shadow this morning.
I think that serendipity is an important ingredient to any creative endeavour…