Review of Professor Tresch's 'The Reason for the Darkness of the Night'

Monday 14 June 2021

The Reason for the Darkness of the Night: Edgar Allan Poe and the Forging of American Science by John Tresch, Warburg Institute professor of history of art, science, and folk practice, has been reviewed by The Wall Street Journal, Shelf Awareness, Kirkus Reviews on WYPR-FM, and in The New Yorker’s ‘Briefly Noted’ section. Described as a ‘bold new biography of a writer whose short, tortured life continues to fascinate’, it reveals Poe's obsession with science and lifelong ambition to advance and question human knowledge.