The paper How did Edger Allan Poe amp. Pablo Picasso Influence Society will explore how did Edger Allan Poe amp. Pablo Picasso influence society. Edgar Allan Poe introduced new genres in literature and became the inspiration for future writers such as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. He also holds the distinction of being the first person to ever make a living through writing alone. Pablo Picasso was one of the foremost Cubism pioneers whose works of art conveyed the inner thoughts and emotions of the artist. He also helped launch art that came to be known as collage alongside the Symbolism and Surrealism school of thought in modern art. Edgar Allan Poe is considered to be one of the most prolific and trend setting literary writers of the 20th century. His writing often reflected the many struggles he had to undergo in his life and his stories delved deep into the psyche of his characters. Thus creating whole new genres of writing and character development in the process. Keeping in mind all that we know about this tragic writer’s life and accomplishments, the one question that remains to be answered is, What were Edgar Allan Poe’s contributions to modern 20th century literature? From the time his father abandoned him a year after his birth, to the death of his mother a year later. Edgar seems to have been hounded by tragedy for most of his life. It was perhaps this trauma that caused him to have such a confused young adult life under the guardianship of his godfather. The one constant in his life seemed to be literature.