The Clare Spark Blog

October 21, 2010

Links to Pacifica memoirs (For an enlarged index see

Lewis K. Hill (Has material on liberals and psychological warfare and mental health “testing.”)

Matthew Lasar, quoted in my memoir


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  4. I’m glad you posted these links. My first reading of “My Life at Pacifica, Part2” completely missed the allusion to Poe. Since then I’ve read his detective stories, and I can now appreciate it. I’d be interested to learn your take on the place of Poe in the ideological and political currents of his time(of which I confess near total ignorance).

    Comment by david gansel — October 22, 2010 @ 11:36 pm | Reply

    • Thanks David for recognizing C. Augusta Dupinstein’s origin in The Purloined Letter. Poe was a conservative whose strong reaction to the French Revolution should be more widely noted. He has a considerable following in France, but I found him inferior to Herman Melville (at the latter’s best). His work is packed with romantic necrophilia and misogyny, not to speak of the implicit antisemitism in The Man of the Crowd. Still, he must be read, for one thing, as a Southerner.

      Comment by clarespark — October 23, 2010 @ 12:09 am | Reply

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