So what about his .. theories ? : LUSENET : The Work of Edgar Allan Poe : One Thread

Hello to all whom read, firstly I apologise for my ignorance but I am not as well read on Allan Poe as i'm sure alot of you are. I am looking for a few specific articles which interest me. In reading another unrelated article I recently came across Allan Poe in a new light. The article I read went on to say he had written work on atom structure and the 'big-bang' theory. I would like to know how reliable the information I read is (I believe it to be correct due to the source from which it came) and secondly where I can find these works. Titles would be a bonus, thank you to anybody who takes the time to read my thread and even more so to those who reply! Regards, Steven.

-- Anonymous, November 13, 2003


Well SUR! I'm pretty sure no one in this life time will be able to really tell you what Poe was trying to get out except for POE. If you get any information at all make sure you do enough research to make sure that it is clear. Now I have a friend in which, she can help you a lot. So if you want to ask her some questions this is her e-mail When you do talk to her on the Subject write (HEY! I have some questions for you) and she will know exactly what you are talking about.

-- Anonymous, November 13, 2003

Well, seriously. Poe's "Eureka" book long poetical mystical cosmology-aesthetics book at with articles at links to Poe Studies and

His intuitive approach as a poet with consistent themes and characteristics from his works and private muse to contemporary new theories(HIS time) of time and space. That kind of fusuion is stunning on its face, but beware of being dazzled into thinking Poe a percogniscient Einstein. His insights to truth seem very much at times to be driving to modern understandings, at other times to Boston Transcendentalism(which he scoffed at), when it is more consistent with his life's own quest and reveleations.

Poe thought in his excitement that he had had broken through to THE great insight of his time, or at least his own life. He was disappointed in the first when Putnam, his book publisher was less than enthused and then by his own life which continued to degrade into uncertainty and defeat. You must read referenced articles to get at Poe's sources, fusion of his own theories(primarily aesthetic), to get some sense of what "Eureka" insight had seized him.

He himself tempered his preface to reduce this "treatise" to a prose poem, yet another revolutionary hymn to the universe such as other Romantic poets had grasped for in more plainly symbolic works of art.

The "Big Bang" is part of his cyclical theory of the universe, everything falling back into its origins as to an abyss, then again being "created" and individuated, etc. etc.

-- Anonymous, November 14, 2003

Moderation questions? read the FAQ