Eureka: A Prose Poem. an Essay on the Material and Spiritual Universe.

Eureka: A Prose Poem. an Essay on the Material and Spiritual Universe.

by Edgar Allan Poe

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Overview

Eureka, A Prose Poem is over 40,000 words in length and it is not a poem! It was Poe's last major work and was based on a lecture Poe presented in 1848, titled "On The Cosmography of the Universe". He had hoped for an audience of hundreds and that the proceeds of the lecture would pay for his new journal "The Stylus". However, only 60 attended and they went away confused. In Eureka, Poe explains the universe and the relationship of people with God based on the proposition "Because Nothing was, therefore All Things are".

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781781390375
Publisher: Benediction Books
Publication date: 11/25/2011
Pages: 100
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.38(d)

About the Author

Creator of the modern detective story, innovative architect of the horror genre, and a poet of extraordinary musicality, Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) remains one of America’s most popular and influential writers. His books of collected tales and poems brim with psychological depth, almost painful intensity, and unexpected — and surprisingly modern — flashes of dark humor and irony.

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