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Maelzel's Chess Player ❰Reading❯ ➶ Maelzel's Chess Player Author Edgar Allan Poe – Thomashillier.co.uk Edgar Allan Poe 1809 1849 was an American poet short story writer playwright editor critic essayist and one of the leaders of the American Romantic Movement He was born to a Scots Irish family in Bost Edgar Allan Poe was an American poet short story writer playwright editor critic essayist and one of the leaders of the American Romantic Movement He was born to a Scots Irish family in Boston Massachusetts the son of actress Elizabeth Arnold Hopkins Poe and actor David Poe Jr The family travelled to England in and Edgar sailed with them He attended the Maelzel's Chess Epub / Grammar School in Irvine Scotland for a short period in before rejoining the family in London in He studied at a boarding school in Chelsea until the summer of Best known for his tales of the macabre and mystery Poe was one of the early American practitioners of the short story and a progenitor of detective fiction and crime fiction He is also credited with contributing to the emergent science fiction genre His works have had a broad influence on American and world literature sometimes even despite those who tried to resist it and even on the art world beyond literature The scope of his influence on art is evident when one sees the many and diverse artists who were directly and profoundly influenced by him.


10 thoughts on “Maelzel's Chess Player

  1. A.M.G. ☮Hippie/Fantasia☮ A.M.G. ☮Hippie/Fantasia☮ says:

    I never knew that Poe could be so descriptive Yes obviously he's good at horror suspense mystery and describing many things plot and character related but this is my first exposure to what a Poe essay looks like Andit's just as you'd expect it to be in essay format but with a literary twistEssentially Poe is describing an automated chess player that although shown to the audience to be purely mechanical nevertheless attracted much awe and attention given that the Turk as it was called was extremely hard to beat at chess With today's modern technology the Turk would not be considered a marvel by any means but in the past it's understandable how it could have been Myself my first exposure to this phenomenon was through Poe's essay of itThe only reason that I give it only 3 5 stars actually has to do with the fact that doing further research I've discovered that Poe's hypotheses are wrong and elaborate description no matter how convincing doesn't amount to much once it's proven falseOverall a so so read not one of Poe's best or anything but worth checking out once if only to be exposed to of the man's talent of description


  2. K. Anna Kraft K. Anna Kraft says:

    I have arranged my takeaway thoughts into a haikuThe stage might be swappedThe magician's art reworkedThe critics wont change


  3. Natalie Natalie says:

    Come to find out this isn't a story It's actually a real essay Poe wrote about a modern story in his era This guy really was traveling around with this automated chess player While the topic wasn't that interesting to me and Poe was uite long winded surprise surprise I gave it three stars because it was clearly written and mostly easy to read There was a part with a bunch of doors which was very long and confusing It was like the worst game of what's behind door #3? ever played But that was the only part I really struggled with In my mind this is one of Poe's better written pieces if not the most exciting


  4. Linda Linda says:

    I randomly read Maelzel's Chess Player not knowing it was an essay rather than a short storyI found Poe's musings on the feasibility of artificial intelligence fascinating given that it was written in the 19th century Some of the same debates were still alive when Deep Blue beat Kasparov than a century laterBut then when it came down to Poe's points of argument it became very dry tedious and not always convincing And I began to realize that there was not going to be a woeful victim tragically trapped in the automaton left to go mad and then starve or suffocate Should I spoiler alert that?


  5. Bettie Bettie says:

    Opening Perhaps no exhibition of the kind has ever elicited so general attention as the chess player of MaelzelBad choice of material however t's done and dustedNEXTI have read a good fiction of this machine and a dwarf


  6. Allison Allison says:

    I felt like I was reading instructions on how to do a magic trick It may have been better to just put picture by picture instructions for most of this I realize it’s an essay but man this was by far the most boring and hard to get through out of all of Poe’s works I have officially read his full collection Today is a happier day knowing I will never have to read this story again


  7. Philip Philip says:

    Somehow one of the longer EAPs with so little to say I’m not sure what we’re supposed to take away from this one Are we supposed to be impressed with the elaborate way a automated chess player was fake assuming I even read the story correctly?


  8. M. Ashraf M. Ashraf says:

    Maelzel's Chess PlayerEdgar Allan PoeA non fiction essay about an automated chess player;What would he say about nowadays AI?It was descriptive to a mynute detail with outlandish outcome but proper for the times p Not my cup of tea though


  9. Forked Radish Forked Radish says:

    An interesting essay in advocacy of skepticism which should be read by all in this age of scientific ignorance and near infantile credulity egs gravity waves dark matter string theory and anthropogenic global warming


  10. a.g.e. montagner a.g.e. montagner says:

    EA Poe on AI I was lured into it by the 'automaton' theme its steampunk ante litteram appeal Not sure it was worth the trouble though Possibly obscure references complicated explanations utterly devoid of illustrations over at least in ebook ed are part of a wider picture an ongoing literary joke between Poe other writers with yet obscure references that are completely lost to me That is maybe this piece isn't meant to be read on its own Because as it is it's a bit of a bore Maybe I shouldn't expect every story by Poe to be a masterwork is allCome to think of it though the story is very interesting from the point of view of modern day and possibily future AI especially chess playing computers their ability or lack thereof to beat a human counterpart I must return upon this point some day


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