Edgar Allan Poe, 'Buried Alive,' gets uncovered by PBS

Sunday, 29 October 2017 12:00 AM Written by 

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Actor Denis O’Hare (“This is Us,” “American Horror Story”) plays Poe in “American Masters: Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive” (9 p.m. Monday, PBS), a 90-minute biography that mixes re-creation and documentary.

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I do think that Poe is one of our great American treasures as much as Whitman or Thoreau or Emerson,” said O’Hare, who also has a recurring role as a judge on “The Good Wife” and “The Good Fight.” “He is a great literary figure, and I would hope that this production would help people to understand the large scope of his literary output, that it wasn't simply these Gothic tales, that he had a much broader impact. People like Charles Baudelaire, who modeled his poetry after him. Dickens knew him. He was famous in France. He was famous in England.  And every single procedural cop show to this day, including Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie, owes a debt to Edgar Allan Poe.” 

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