One of the six Philadelphia homes of author and poet Edgar Allan Poe has been designated a National Literary Landmark because of its importance in the writer's career.
Jeff Collins, acting supervisory ranger at the Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site, said the house is the only one remaining of Poe's houses in Philadelphia, where he lived from 1838 to 1844.Poe was born in Boston in 1809 and died in Baltimore in 1849.
* NEW YORK - Virtue triumphs. Flag-waving is crucial. Action prevails and the good guy always wins.
With easily identifiable bad guys - the Mafia, drug dealers, Mideast terrorists and dirty commies - these might be the elements of the latest "Rambo" movie. In fact they're the formula for a genre of books that has invaded the market: men's action-adventure fiction, a speciality in which 16 publishers now compete in the marketplace with 66 different series.
* LONDON - Erich Segal, the Brooklyn boy who went to Harvard, taught classics at Yale and wrote "Love Story," is still juggling serious and popular writing in a leafy corner of London.
He looks back on "Love Story" as a youthful Camelot, and senses that with his latest novel, "Doctors," he may finally achieve the critical acclaim that has so far eluded him.