H. P. Lovecraft by H. P. Lovecraft & Peter Straub
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A twentieth-century successor to Edgar Allan Poe as the master of “weird fiction,” H. P. Lovecraft adapted the conventions of horror stories and science fiction to express a vision cosmic in its ramifications and fearsome in its pessimistic view of human destiny. Lovecraft blurred the distinction between reality and nightmare, developing his own mythology in which encounters with ancient extraterrestrial intelligences wreak havoc on humans who then begin to glimpse “terrifying vistas of reality, and our frightful position therein.” Moving from New England towns haunted by occult pasts to Antarctic wastes hiding appalling secrets, his fiction exerts a dread fascination. This volume brings together twenty-two tales, including “The Music of Erich Zann,” “Pickman’s Model,” “The Rats in the Walls,” “The Call of Cthulhu,” “The Colour Out of Space,” “At the Mountains of Madness,” “The Shadow Over Innsmouth,” and “The Shadow Out of Time.”
 

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H. P. LOVECRAFT is one of the seminal horror authors of the twentieth century. He wrote more than one hundred stories, and achieved popular acclaim in such publications as Astounding Stories and Weird Tales. Though he died in 1937, the small press publisher Arkham House was established in 1939 to preserve Lovecraft's works for future generations
 
Published June 26, 2013 by The Library of America. 835 pages
Genres: Horror, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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H. P. Lovecraft's stories, collected for a Library of America edition, push at the already extreme boundaries of the Gothic.

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H. P. Lovecraft's stories, collected for a Library of America edition, push at the already extreme boundaries of the Gothic.

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HP Lovecraft: Against the World, Against Life by Michel Houellebecq, with an introduction by Stephen King Weidenfeld & Nicolson £10, pp245 HP Lovecraft, author of At the Mountains of Madness, was - according to your taste - either a visionary genius or one of the most ridiculous writers ever, wit...

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The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories HP Lovecraft, ed and int ST Joshi (Penguin, £7.99) Buy it at BOL I had always, ignorantly, thought poorly of HP Lovecraft: probably a matter of his fanbase, people with face-studs and an unhealthy interest in the macabre.

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The American writer HP Lovecraft, who died in 1937, has been called "the man who scares Stephen King".

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Notable for his absence from a list of quotable admirers which includes Stephen King, Neil Gaiman and Joyce Carol Oates is the French author Michel Houellebecq, whose 1991 paeon HP Lovecraft: Against Life, Against the World sparked off the master's literary rehabilitation.

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"Perhaps one needs to have suffered a great deal in order to appreciate Lovecraft ...

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It was amidst this difficult family life that Lovecraft was introduced early on to books such as Arabian Nights, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and stories from authors such as H.G.

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Pajiba

Lovecraft in three parts, grouped thematically into “The Fantastic,” “The Short Horror,” and “The Long Horror.” Here is his review of “The Fantastic.”—TU) Alright team, here we go.

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SF Site

For example, we can easily imagine the Gollancz's editors increasing frustration as they issue volume after volume of Lovecraft's work, believing each one to contain all remaining unpublished stories, only to be inundated by fan letters asking about works they'd missed.

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Common Sense Media

When 12-year-old Robert Arthur starts at state-of-the-art Lovecraft Middle School, he's worried about fitting in and avoiding Glen Torkells, his old nemesis from elementary school.

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Los Angeles Review of Books

More 185 total reviews Science & Technology "The nineteenth century believed in science but the twentieth century does not."

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