Sunday, May 24, 2009

Question # 64

X was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story and is considered the inventor of the detective-fiction genre. He is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction. He was the first well-known American writer to try to earn a living through writing alone, resulting in a financially difficult life and career.

In January 1845,he published his poem "The Raven" to instant success.

X’s cause of death is unknown and has been variously attributed to alcohol, brain congestion, cholera, drugs, heart disease, rabies, suicide, tuberculosis, and other agents.

One of his most famous short stories was adapted into a song of the same name by Iron Maiden.

Question by Mr. BK