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Poe has influenced numerous authors.  His theories on “pure poetry” and elementary components of a short story inspired authors across the globe.  Amongst those authors inspired are Jules Verne, Charles Baudelaire, Paul Valéry, and Stéphane Mallarmé.  Poe is also believed to have influenced Junichiro Tanizaki’s early stories and Kobo Abe's novels.  Influences are also found (and often more clearly displayed) in the development of the19th century detective novels of. J.L. Borges, and R.L. Stevenson.  They draw their inspiration from Poe’s own detective stories such as the Murders in the Rue Morgue and The Purloined Letter. 

 "In Edgar Poe, there is no tiresome snivelling; but
everywhere and at all times an indefatigable
enthusiasm in seeking the ideal."
- Charles Baudelaire

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