Poe’s Opium War had its day of glory last week.
The actor, who died in October, was celebrated as the greatest opus critic of the 20th century.
His Opus Daily, published in 1899, was the definitive source for the English language.
A New York Times opus scholar once said he hoped Poe was “dead for good.”
He was not.
Poe died of an opiate overdose in 1856, and his final work was the final masterpiece of his opus.
The opus became an icon of literary greatness.
His opus Day of the Dead was one of the first books to be published in English in 1844.
A century later, his work is considered a cultural artifact.
His death marked the end of the opiate era, and its impact was immense.
Here’s a look at some of Poe’s opuses.
Poe’s first Opus day: 1899