Eureka: A Prose Poem

Eureka: A Prose PoemWritten Only Shortly Before His Death,Eurekais Considered By Many To Be Poe S Masterpiece And The Key To Unlocking His Entire Writings Its Significance, In Both Literary And Scientific Worlds, Cannot Be Underestimated Turning His Immense Intellect And Remarkable Artistic Flair To The Most Challenging Concepts Of All That Of The Creation Of The World, Its Continued Existence, And Its Ultimate End Poe Has Created A Truly Extraordinary Work In His Strange Blend Of Poetry And Scientific Treaty, Fact And Frenzied Speculation, He Displays Amazing Foresight, Anticipating Some Of The Key Scientific Discoveries Of The Th Century

The name Poe brings to mind images of murderers and madmen, premature burials, and mysterious women who return from the dead His works have been in print since 1827 and include such literary classics as The Tell Tale Heart, The Raven, and The Fall of the House of Usher This versatile writer s oeuvre includes short stories, poetry, a novel, a textbook, a book of scientific theory, and hundreds of

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  • Paperback
  • 120 pages
  • Eureka: A Prose Poem
  • Edgar Allan Poe
  • English
  • 10 April 2019
  • 9781843910091

10 thoughts on “Eureka: A Prose Poem

  1. says:

    Edgar Allan Poe, hab a cre do encontrar, casi un a o antes de su muerte y en un evidente declive f sico y emocional, la chispa que encendi el universo con argumentos realmente ingenuos, inspir ndose en Hervey Allen y Alexander von Humboldt Se present ante el editor Putnam pidiendo que se editaran 5000 copias de su ensayo, pero s lo imprimieron 500 Incre blemente, algunos de sus conceptos, prefiguraron lo que d cadas m s tarde se relacionaba con los agujeros negros en el espacio Einstein incluido.Lo m s triste de todo este asunto era que cuando se presentaba a dar charlas en distintos lugares para publicitar su libro y sus teor as, la gente le ped a que recitara El cuervo , lo cual lo deprim a a n m s

  2. says:

    Years ago 8, to be precise I took a field trip with my honors American Literature class to a house Edgar Allan Poe lived in in Philadelphia After the guided tour finished, we were led to the inevitable gift shop There were copies of Poe s famous works everywhere, from the Rue Morgue to the Red death All things I d at that point conquered Near the register, however, was this little book essentially a long pamphlet entitled Eureka The tour guide saw my eyes wandering over its unknown cover, coveting its information, all new to me She pulled me aside and told me that she had seen a handful of people scholarly, upstanding people who wore glasses and contemplated newspapers while drinking tea attempt to so much as read this work and that each one had in turn failed Realize, she used the word read Not comprehend, not understand, not kind of see the point to merely, read Knowing this, I had to own this book My friend Jess, another smart one, decided to buy a copy as well and race me through it.Well, eight years and a partial college education later, I can say that I m pretty sure I beat her.You see, Eureka is quite literally impossible to read It holds nothing in length The difficulty exists not in a foreign or even made up language No, friends, the problem with Eureka is that it is easily the most unnecessarily dense book I ve ever put in front of my face For the record, I enjoy dense, when appropriate I love verbosity I welcome fragmented yet rambling syntax Commas are my friend What I hate nay, loathe is a quasi philosophical rant made denser on purpose just to seem intelligent and well based than it ever could be based on its content alone.At its core, Eureka is a thesis by Poe that serves to prove his view that every atom in our known universe is a fragment of a higher power that spends its entire atomic existence gravitating back toward a central, universal point to reform the god that it originally came from Or something.What makes it unreadable is that Poe writes it as if it s a true philosophical treatise, using the works of other renowned philosophers to bolster his idea and make it seem feasible, but then uses them in his own way, mostly just rewriting them He goes so far as to create proofs and statements of truth from things that have never been proven or even generally taken as fact by science and then pages later refutes the truthfulness of the original idea Gravity is repeated often, for example without amending his own idea that derives its theoretical truth from the perceived truthfulness of the original idea he now assails as being false Confused Me too Here.

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  4. says:

    A wild work with suggestions at a Big Bang, mention of the principle of relativity in passing, and subtle clues for the existence of the Higgs boson, as well as dark matter A very unique and intensely imaginative un scientific treatise on science praised by Einstein himself.

  5. says:

    OMG It s almost an abomination that I m allowed to peer into these profound pages of metaphysical lore Reading Poe s Eureka is like seeping into the uncut highly problematic hemisphere of 18th 19th century Bones Philosophy he really does not hold anything back In an era like ours where philosophy, like God, like almost everything else of essential human deepness and the whatnot, is dead I have to say that reading Eureka was like excavating the grave of all of those modernly dismissed as, silly, frivolous, hot convictions of the soul and coming to realize that the fermentations of old were still flaming of authenticity Poe s deathbed treatise was still boiling with truth after What 100 years Poe s eloquent philosophic prose poem really did have some marvelous convictions, paraphrased The extent of Beauty is the measure of this Book of Truths Truth Value in the preface The culmination of the universe and mankind is the perfect consistency If you find it incomprehensible that human beings have souls, don t read this If you obtain modern science as a doctrine of values, don t read this If you detest the high mindedness of the dying philosophers last breedings, don t read this On the contrary, everyone clever enough to rattle through a pinch of denseness and a smorgasbord of perspicacity ought to take look into this masterpiece of metaphysical genius.

  6. says:

    Mind bending This book is well worth the patience it takes to read Poe was way ahead of his time in his conception of the universe I find it fascinating that he wrote this book towards he end of his days.

  7. says:

    E.A Poe inventor of the Big Bang Theory This was a very, very smart man.

  8. says:

    Perhaps Poe s crowning achievement

  9. says:

    An amazing blend of epic poetry and science, in true Poe fashion It s a shame this piece isn t well known.

  10. says:

    Eureka es lo ltimo que Edgard Allan escribe antes de morir, con todas las ganas de plasmar en literatura su visi n del universo Esta edici n en particular tiene un pr logo de Cortazar que se ala la mejor forma de leerlo como un poema El libro, sin embargo, es pr cticamente un ensayo de astronom a con el que Poe intenta justificar su teor a de la particula nica, una teor a que se sustenta en la voluntad divina y que, como toda la literatura no ficcional de autores de ficci n, da cuenta de la persona tras el autor y ayuda a entender su obra.

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