Logos Bookstore’s Recommendations
The Fall of the House of Usher
and Other Writings
by Edgar Allan Poe
It is October and Halloween is coming soon. Here at Logos there are Halloween cards, books and gifts. One such book for mystery, horror, terror and ghosts is The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Writings by Edgar Allan Poe, which is being discussed by the Kill Your TV Reading Group (KYTV) on Wednesday, October 3, 2007 at 7 P.M.
From ‘The Masque of Red Death’ to ‘The Tell-Tale Heart’ to ‘The Fall of the House of Usher’ to ‘The Cask Of Amontillado’ among other tales, ghostly presences and horror and terror are ever present. ‘The Murders in the Rue Morgue’ is considered by many to be the first detective story and influenced Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in his creation of Sherlock Holmes.
Poe’s poetry is very moving and dramatic with good rhyme schemes ‘The Raven’ and ‘The Bells” are particularly atmospheric for the season. ‘The City In The Sea’s’ imagery of city structures just below the water slowly sinking further down is quite vivid. Poe’s tales and poetry are rich in atmosphere and engage the reader.
Of historic cultural interest are Poe’s essays and reviews. He goes into depth reviewing a tale by James Fennimore Cooper unknown to today’s readers called ‘Wyandotte’. Poe was also one of the first American reviewers of Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens in his piece ‘Watkins Tottle’. In his ‘Philosophy Of Furniture’ Poe shows a good understanding and appreciation of furniture elements of design that is reflected in his ornate descriptions of rooms and furniture in his tales.
Also coming up November 1 is All Saints Day. Logos has much on the saints with books on and writings by St. Francis, St. Augustine, St. Theresa Of Avila, St. Therese Of Lisieux, St. Jerome, St. Ignatius Of Loyola, St. John Of The Cross, St. Benedict and St. Thomas Aquinas among others. Come enjoy the fall and shop at Logos!
Upcoming Events At Logos Bookstore
•Tuesday, October 2, and Tuesday, October 16, 2007 at 7 P.M. Sit-n-Knit, Logos’ resident knitting Group meets.
•Wednesday, October 3 at 7 P.M. KYTV Reading Group will discuss The Fall of the House of Usher And other Writings.
•Monday, October 8, 2007 at 7 P.M. The Sacred Texts Group led by Richard Curtis will continue its discussion of Jesus and The Sermon On The Mount.
•Wednesday, November 7, 2007 at 7 P.M., KYTV Reading Group will discuss Ahab’s Wife, or The Star-Gazer by Sena Jeter Naslund.
Transit: 4, 5, 6 Subways to Lexington Avenue and 86th St., M86 Bus (86th St.), M79 Bus (79th St.), M31 Bus (York Ave.), M15 Bus (1st & 2nd Aves.)