E.J. Hagadorn

Author, traveler, and artist, I like to visit the places people write about, and write about the places I visit.



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The Wilde-Whitman Love Affair
a month ago
The history of literature is full of many great collaborations. Lord Byron and Mary Shelley wrote ghost stories at Lake Geneva, Gertrude Stein mentored Ernest Hemingway in Paris, and J.R.R. Tolkien an...
The Disappearance of Agatha Christie
3 months ago
By 1926, Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie had already made a name for herself as a mystery writer. Her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, featuring Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, had been t...
Lovecraft in Anime
5 months ago
When people think of the works of H.P. Lovecraft, they often think of mind-bending imagery, and unearthly beasts with tentacles. When people think of anime, they often imagine the same thing. If you’r...
Utterly Weird Books You Should Definitely Read
6 months ago
Not every book is a simple progression from beginning to end. Not all words are what they seem at face value. Between the covers of a book (assuming the book even has covers) anything can happen, and ...
Short Story to Big Screen
6 months ago
It's remarkable that a few words on the printed page, no longer than your average term paper, can be the cornerstone of a blockbuster film. Sometimes we find the movie before the story, sometimes the ...
Lights, Camera, Nevermore!
6 months ago
The works of Edgar Allan Poe have struck many a chord with filmmakers over the years. There are plenty of professionally made, studio-produced films based on Poe's stories, and they do all right in th...