Time’s a’wastin’: two new books on procrastination – America Magazine


My favorite procrastinator, Edgar Allan Poe, used to pass the time with Jesuits in the Bronx—eating dinner and playing cards. Edgar Allan Poe used to pass the time with Jesuits in the Bronx—eating dinner and playing cards. “The vanquished bird holds in his beak a scroll bearing the Latin word for tomorrow, CRAS, the root of the English word ‘procrastination’ and a close approximation of the sound of a crow’s distinctive croak.

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