Harry Ransom CenterThe University of Texas at Austin

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Lucien Douglas Performs "The Raven"

Lucien Douglas, Professor of Theatre and Dance at The University of Texas at Austin, performs an excerpt from Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven."



Excerpt from "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe

And the raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting
On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door;
And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon's that is dreaming,
And the lamp-light o'er him streaming throws his shadow on the floor;
And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor
Shall be lifted — nevermore!