|Posted by wkarrer on January 21, 2013 at 6:00 PM|
this seems to come from E. T. A. Hoffmann's "Des Vetters Eckfenster" (1820). Notice the enigmatic man on the market, and the hypothesis of the spectator he evokes. Poe strips the frame and leaves the hypothesis unanswered. He radicalizes the late Hoffmann.