Review of “The Colloquy of Monos and Una” (1841)


Edgar Allan Poe (writer).

Read in 2022.

Among other odd ideas, that of universal equality gained ground; and in the face of analogy and of God—in despite of the loud warning voice of the laws of gradation so visibly pervading all things in Earth and Heaven—wild attempts at an omni-prevalent Democracy were made. Yet this evil sprang necessarily from the leading evil, Knowledge.

An afterlife dialogue like “The Conversation of Eiros and Charmion” (1839). This one is a disorganized, Romantic vision of the future that reads like an unfinished first draft.

References here: “Mellonta Tauta” (1849).

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