It would be much more useful for an encyclopedia to have brief articles on the more significant Poe works than to have complete texts. I think that about ALL the works of literature that have been put on wikipedia, so far, but especially once they start taking up multiple pages. Wikipedia may not be paper, but nor is it the sum of all information. --MichaelTinkler.
I don't have an objection if the articles start with a brief title or introduction. You cannot assume every reader knows the work. But if only the work of one author is added to the encyclopedia, then other authors appear to be less important. Is there enough disk space here for all literature in the world?
I agree, Wikipedia is not the place for complete short stories or novels. Make links to Project Gutenberg editions instead. We should have descriptions and criticism of the texts, though. --Pinkunicorn