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Edgar Allan Poe, The Prototypical Broke Freelancer

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What most people don’t know is that, for his entire oeuvre—all his fiction, poetry, criticism, lectures—Poe earned only about $6,200 in his lifetime, or approximately $191,087 adjusted for inflation. Maybe $191,087 seems like a lot of money. And sure, as book advances go, that’d be a generous one, the kind ...

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Orchestras Are Charities? Not Compared To Museums

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The estimable Adrian Ellis writes about potential pressures on New York's major art museums in the Trump era, warning about potential tax changes and financial instability: The outlook for New York’s largest art museums is a little unsettling. A Trump presidency is anxiety-inducing not because of any direct financial ...

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