Text: Anonymous, “[Notice of Poe's Eureka],” Buffalo Courier (Buffalo, NY), vol. XIV, no. 226, July 24, 1848, p. 2, col. 4


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Eureka, A Prose Poem. By Edgar A. Poe, New-York: Geo. P. Putnam.

The peculiarly self-complacent style in which Mr. Poe introduces his book to the public, will attract the attention of those who understand the character of that very singular man. He says: —

“To the few who love me and whom I love — to those who feel rather than to those who think — to the dreamers and those who put faith in dreams as in the only realities — I offer this Book of Truths, not in its character of Truth-Teller, but for the Beauty that abounds in its Truth; constituting it true. To these I present the composition as an Art-Product alone: — let us say as a Romance; or, if I be not urging too lofty a claim, as a Poem.

“What I here propound is true: — therefore it cannot die: — or if by any means it be now trodden down so that it die, it will “rise again to the Life Everlasting! Nevertheless it is as a Poem only that I wish this work to be judged after I am dead.” — E. A. P.

That there is much in the volume to interest is not to be doubted. Mr. Poe has too much talent to be dull. Those who have perused his “Raven” and his “Tales” will doubtless possess themselves of “Eureka.” Like all Mr. Putnam's publications it is issued in beautiful typographical style.

For sale by G. H. DERBY & Co.





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