The Fame of Edgar Allan Poe

What is important today is that "... {Poe's} fame is now secure. The America in which he could find no adequate reward treasures every word he wrote, and in every city in which he lived, except the city of his birth, stands a lasting memorial to him. {Edgar Allan Poe} has been a world artist and through the translations of his writings he speaks today to every civilized country.... For today, nearly {one hundred and fifty} years since his death, {Edgar Allan Poe} remains not only the one American, but also the one writer in the English language, who was at once foremost in criticism, supreme in fiction, and in poetry destined to be immortal."
Arthur Hobson Quinn