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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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 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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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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Edgar Allan Poe and cryptography

Edgar Allan Poe and cryptography Are there hidden messages in ‘Eureka’?   By René van Slooten (The Netherlands; April 2013) Introduction Edgar Allan Poe had a fascination for cryptography. And he was certainly not the only one, because in his time cryptography played an important role in society. There was no internet or telephone, and […]

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Edgar Allan Poe: Philosophically and scientifically ahead of his time

Edgar Allan Poe: Philosophically and scientifically ahead of his time By René van Slooten · September 16, 2012 · 5 Comments · Dear Editor, As a Dutch translator of Poe’s work and member of the international Poe Studies Association (PSA) I read your articles about the uncertain future Poe House and Museum in Baltimore. In […]

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De Volkskrant article

From the Dutch newspaper ‘De Volkskrant’, Science Section, 5 November 1988 The Visionary Universe of Edgar Allan Poe The 19th century American writer Edgar Allan Poe, well known from his short stories, has also written a major work that is hardly known. It is titled ‘Eureka’ and it contains remarkable modern ideas about the universe. […]

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The Second International Edgar Allan Poe Conference October 3-6, 2002 Sheraton North and Goucher College Campus Baltimore North/Towson, MD USA “Renewed forever, and forever, and forever” The eternally evolving universe of Edgar Allan Poe By René van Slooten Independant scholar Maarssen, The Netherlands Ladies and gentlemen. First of all I wish to express my gratitude […]

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DECODING SOME EUREKA FORESEES

DECODING SOME EUREKA FORESEES Juan Lartigue G.*   Antecedent The author published in 2000 an essay1 that briefly mentioned some aspects of Poe’s personality and thinking and,  in a wider form,  analyzed twenty of his foresees related to Cosmology. Thirteen of them had previously been discussed  by several Poe analysts and the remaining seven were interpreted by the author. […]

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Eureka: Poe’s Victory over the Clockwork Universe

Eureka: Poe’s Victory over the Clockwork Universe René van Slooten (The Netherlands) (This essay is based on a paper that was presented at the Third International Edgar Allan Poe Conference; Philadelphia 8-11 October 2009) “An outstretched arm caught my own as I fell, fainting, into the abyss”. (Edgar Allan Poe: The Pit and the Pendulum) […]

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Edgar Allan Poe and Science: A Cosmic Poet by Juan Lartigue G.* Science! true daughter of Old Time thou art Who alterest all things with thy peering eyes. Why preyest thou thus upon the poet’s heart, Vulture, whose wings are dull realities? (from “Sonnet to Science,” E.A.Poe) Abstract The literary talent of Edgar Allan Poe […]

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