Eureka: A Prose Poem

Eureka: A Prose Poem➺ [Reading] ➼ Eureka: A Prose Poem By Edgar Allan Poe ➯ – 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 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 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. 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 conuered 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 itWell eight years and a partial college education later I can say that I'm pretty sure I beat herYou see Eureka is uite 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 uasi philosophical rant made denser on purpose just to seem intelligent and well based than it ever could be based on its content aloneAt 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 somethingWhat 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 There is a chance this was a romantic attempt to follow intuition into explaining life and universe and everything while choosing to ignore inconvenient scientific discoveries There is a chance this was an intricate mockery of then modern science by describing a universe ruled by the absurd laws of nature and spoiler alert dispersed God Whichever way it was a delight to read absolutely enthralling and sneakily making me uestion my understanding of physicsThis book will make you feel like you're attending a physics lecture in 19th century so if that's not your jam be advised to steer away 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 uniue and intensely imaginative unscientific treatise on science praised by Einstein himself 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 18th19th 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 elouent 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 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 EA Poe inventor of the Big Bang Theory This was a very very smart man An amazing blend of epic poetry and science in true Poe fashion It's a shame this piece isn't well known Perhaps Poe's crowning achievement 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 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

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  • Paperback
  • 120 pages
  • Eureka: A Prose Poem
  • Edgar Allan Poe
  • English
  • 05 March 2014
  • 9781843910091