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The Scientific American online edition published, on February 1st, an article authored by René van Slooten entitled “Edgar Allan Poe–Cosmologist?”. The piece is placed in the guest blog page, and you can find it at https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/edgar-allan-poe-cosmologist/. Van Slooten, besides being one of the sponsors of this website, is also one of its major contributors, and, […]

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Explosive Poe

  From René van Slooten’s pen, another article published in The Baltimore Post Examiner on Oct 18, this time discussing the brief yet intense experience Poe had in the Army, and how it left traces in his work. Edgar Allan Poe: the artillerist-poet and his explosive legacy.   The young Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) had […]

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After a while without any new posts, we have an interesting article from  Theodore Walker Jr. In his brief though incisive piece, he argues that, in Eureka, Poe’s success in anticipating future developments in Science is largely due to the ability of the natural philosophers of yore, and Poe’s,  to see poetry in nature. As […]

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 Our co-sponsor René van Slooten just penned another article about Edgar Poe’s influence over so many areas of  Literature and Thought. This new piece is published in the American website MysteriousWritings.com (http://mysteriouswritings.com/the-still-mysterious-writings-of-edgar-allan-poe/), and can be found as well both in the Baltimore Post Examiner and the Los Angeles Post Examiner. Enjoy!

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Two New Articles

As an indirect result of the Fourth International Conference on Edgar Allan Poe held on last February in New York City, two articles, authored by this website’s editors René van Slooten and Regina Pimentel,  were published in the Baltimore Post Examiner. The links are as follows: http://baltimorepostexaminer.com/dreamers-offer-book-truths-edgar-allan-poes-lifelong-quest-livable-world/2015/04/02 http://baltimorepostexaminer.com/edgar-allan-poes-way-of-thinking-science-with-eureka/2015/04/08  

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The Spanish translation of Eureka, by Julio Cortázar, the great Argentinian writer, is now available here:   Eureka – Spanish translation – Cortázar

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We found an interesting article in the Russian newspaper Pravda (link here:   http://english.pravda.ru/news/russia/19-11-2002/14706-0/).It was published in 19 November 2002, and is worth mentioning here.The original publication, authored by Eugene Matusevich, was placed in the website http://www.membrana.ru (the Russian text can be found at  http://www.membrana.ru/particle/1679 ).

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An Extraordinary Independent Mind

From the Dutch magazine ‘Kunst en Wetenschap’ (‘Art and Science’) (www.kunstenwetenschap.nl) Volume 22 nr. 4 – Winter 2013/2014 – page 28 Column: A Pronounced Opinion Title: An Extraordinary Independent Mind   Written and translated by René van Slooten   In 1848 the American writer Edgar Allan Poe published a cosmogony ‘Eureka. An Essay on the […]

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Chasing the black holes of the ocean

Chasing the black holes of the ocean According to researchers from ETH Zurich and the University of Miami, some of the largest ocean eddies on Earth are mathematically equivalent to the mysterious black holes of space. These eddies are so tightly shielded by circular water paths that nothing caught up in them escapes. Angelika Jacobs

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A new article on Eureka presented at the Positively Poe Conference in Richmond

From July 24 to 26, the Positively Poe Conference took place in Charlotesville, Virginia, at the Virginia University, sponsored by The Poe Museum (Richmond, Vva.) and organized by Hal Poe and Alexandra Urakova. At this conference, René van Slooten have presented a remarkable lecture on Eureka – in one of the panels of the event.  […]

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