Quotation by Edgar Allan Poe

In writing these Tales ... at long intervals, I have kept the book-unity always in mind ... with reference to its effect as part of a whole.
Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1849), U.S. author. The Letters of Edgar Allan Poe, letter, August 9, 1846, to Philip P. Cooke, ed. John Ward Ostrom (1966).

Unity of self and art: Poe's overriding goal.
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