Eureka Written only shortly before his death Eureka is considered by many to be Poe s masterpiece and the key to unlocking his entire writings Its significance in both literary and scientific worlds canno

  • Title: Eureka
  • Author: Edgar Allan Poe Patrick Moore
  • ISBN: 9781843910091
  • Page: 202
  • Format: Paperback
  • Written only shortly before his death, Eureka is 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 exisWritten only shortly before his death, Eureka is 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 20th century.

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    1. 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 [...]

    2. Да је Едгар Алан По највећи писац у историји људског рода није нам непознато, као ни чињеница да су његова дјела веома разгалила моје младалачко срце кад сам био млад. Почео сам да га читам мислим у седмом или осмом основне и вјероватно је његова кривица што сам стално добиј [...]

    3. Heaven knows what Poe's contemporary readers thought of this. Probably complete bafflement. I always find the famous photo of Poe amusing, his stunned gaze no doubt reflecting the total befuddlement with the ideas buzzing round in his brain. Eureka is nothing less than a Theory of Everything 150 years or so before it became in fashion. I'm not well up on the state of mid-nineteenth century astronomy, but this must have been radical stuff for the period.Poe appears to be anticipating such theorie [...]

    4. Edgar Allan Poe, había creído encontrar, casi un año antes de su muerte y en un evidente declive físico y emocional, la chispa que encendió el universo con argumentos realmente ingenuos, inspirándose en Hervey Allen y Alexander von Humboldt. Se presentó ante el editor Putnam pidiendo que se editaran 5000 copias de su ensayo, pero sólo imprimieron 500. Increíblemente, algunos de sus conceptos, prefiguraron lo que décadas más tarde se relacionaba con los agujeros negros en el espacio (E [...]

    5. 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.

    6. An amazing blend of epic poetry and science, in true Poe fashion. It's a shame this piece isn't more well known.

    7. It's a shame people are into Poe strictly for his horror themes because his metaphysics correspond beautifully with Eastern metaphysics, neo-platonic thought, and of course occultism. The reading is a chore but when one compares to the works of Porphyry, Blavatsky, or anyone on the string of 'perennial philosophy' pearls, Poe is deeply neglected. And to the reviewer who said Poe fathered the Big Bang Theory, this is not what Poe states at all in Eureka!

    8. 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.

    9. I give this a five without being able to finish it, but the intensity of focus, language, fervent belief and, well, vision involved in EUREKA is stunning. Poe's writing here is inspired.

    10. "The human brain has obviously a leaning to the 'infinite', and fondles the phantom of the idea. It seems to long with a passionate fervor for this impossible conception, with the hope of intellectually believing it when cnceived. What is general among the whole race of Man, of course no individual of that race acan be warranted in considering abnormal; nevertheless, there may be a class of superior intelligences, to whom the human bias alluded to may wear all the character of monomania."The she [...]

    11. Whatever Poe "found" may not be very clearly conveyed to the reader, but this book has many delights and surprises anyway. Part pop-physics, part thoughtful consideration about science in an age of romanticism, Eureka doesn't pretend to be academic, but rather free-form speculation of astro-physics-- a "prose poem" (still the best way to describe this book). Hidden within all the generalizations and junk science are several kernels of insight and truth about writing, narrative, God, and the auth [...]

    12. To quote Poe "it cannot be maintained that by the crawling system, exclusively adopted, men would arrive at the maximum amount of truth, even in any long series of ages; for the repression of imagination was an evil not to be counterbalanced even by absolute certainty in the snail processes” which certainly conveys Poe's approach to multiple fundamental subjects under the theme of fiction and imagination in this book ,this also carries the designation of this work as a prose poem only and not [...]

    13. A really great start for people new to existentialism, also a fun read for more practiced existentialists, I plan to read it again.

    14. I had heard some big claims for this book: like that Edgar Allan Poe had somehow anticipated a number of major developments in 20th century cosmology. It doesn't live up to those claims. It's a long ranting screed, illogical and inconsistent, making some lucky guesses among its claims. Celebrity physicists like Brian Cox probably receive three or four of these in the post every week. If you make enough guesses about the nature of the universe maybe some of them will match the knowledge or belief [...]

    15. 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 [...]

    16. Hm. This "prose poem" is a confusing text, and much less interesting than Poe's other work. It is unclear to me and to literary critics whether this book is meant to be fiction or nonfiction or a combination of the two (and if a combination, where the line is to be drawn). It begins with the narrator quoting at length from a letter dated from the year 2848, but then it goes on to become a treatise (which seems to be from the perspective of Poe himself) on the relationship between God, creation, [...]

    17. Known to most people as a poet and short story writer, he is a genius in the literary world. But, nobody acknowledges him as a scientific prophet. This prose- poem is his prophecy. Starting out with a witty attack on the science's biggest figures- Aristotle, Bacon and Newton- he builds up his own, "theories" for the big bang, the structure of atoms, evolution of species, parallel universes and finally, black holes. I shit you not. It's a mystery why nobody at the time found this remarkable, but [...]

    18. Many of the theories and thoughts in this book are fascinating to contemplate, and I had an excellent time discussing this book with several of my friends. I personally prefer to base my opinions of the universe on more logical grounds than Poe, but his ideas are still intriguing. One idea that resonated with me was that the Universe is in a state of collapse, and that as humans we refuse to recognize this collapse. We often hear that "things are getting better all the time", but when I look aro [...]

    19. What is Poe's Eureka? A serious treatise on the beginning and end of the universe? A pantheist's reconstruction of the cosmos? A bad writer's attempt at a hoax, something that Poe was quite notorious for perpetrating? Regardless, he seems in this "prose poem" to be alluding to many features of the world that would later attract astronomers and physicists who did know what they were talking about. Not a great book by any standards (except maybe Poe fans, myself included).The four star rating refe [...]

    20. This weird little beauty was nothing more or less than Edgar Allan Poe, an untrained scientist, attempting to explainwelleverything. It's not easy to read, but many of his ideas were actually ahead of their time. He actually posits the idea that the universe stretches far beyond the Milky Way (an opinion actually not widely held at the time!) and even posits an early variation on the Big Bang Theory (including the Big Collapse) that is not only imaginative, but actually a lot closer to the moder [...]

    21. this was an essay on the material and spiritual universe. if I had not seen poes name on the cover, there is no way I would have ever thought he was the author. of course it was well written but much of it seemed like a text book. I quote, I design to speak of the physical, metaphysical, and mathematical, of the material and spiritual universe, of its essence, its origin, its creation, its present condition and its destiny. my general proposition , then is this, in the original unity of the firs [...]

    22. Poe was a truly prophetic genius! Two years before he died he wrote this long 'prose poem', Eureka, which anticipated one of the greatest discoveries of the 20th Century by 80 years - The Big Bang. Edgar Allan Poe believed that all matter had once been concentrated in a single particle which then expanded to fill space ~ a theory not accepted by science until 1931. Eureka, his 'prose poem', goes on to predict the general theory of relativity; parallel universes; & the structure of the atom. [...]

    23. "Eureka" es lo último que Edgard Allan escribe antes de morir, con todas las ganas de plasmar en literatura su visión del universo. Esta edición en particular tiene un prólogo de Cortazar que señala la mejor forma de leerlo: como un poema. El libro, sin embargo, es prácticamente un ensayo de astronomía con el que Poe intenta justificar su teoría de la particula única, una teoría que se sustenta en la voluntad divina y que, como toda la literatura no ficcional de autores de ficción, da [...]

    24. Definitivamente este libro muestra un lado muy diferente de Poe. Si bien es cierto su estilo es reconocible, no era lo mismo ahondar en las profundidades de la maldad humana que en los misterios del universo. Así pues, queda más como una curiosidad que como un documento verdaderamente relevante en términos científicos. Vaya, para un aficionado a la literatura de Poe no constituiría más que la palomita en el "me he leído toda la obra de Poe", nada más y nada menos.

    25. Poe se introdujo en el mundo científico creyendo encontrar el significado de la vida.Intuyó algunos conceptos como los agujeros negros, pero gran parte del libro son elucubraciones y divagaciones sin ningún fundamento.Como justificación se puede argumentar que cuando escribió este libro parece que ya tenía serios problemas mentales ya que murió un año después.

    26. Raro. Muy raro. Un ensayo/texto de (meta)física/ocultismo con aspecto de ser uno de esos juegos de bullshitting que le gustaban a Poe. Sin embargo algunas ideas O Poe tuvo mucha influencia en la física del S XX, y eso no lo he escuchado nunca, o había ideas flotando en el ambiente que tenían que acabar siendo desarrolladas.Tres estrellas porque no sé bien qué decir.

    27. Satu hal yang terus lengket:" He who from the top of Etna casts his eyes leisurely around is affected chiefly by the extent and diversity of the scene. Only by a rapid whirling of his heels could he hope to comprehend the panorama in the sublimity of its oneness." Hmmm,couldn't agree more.

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