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Howard Phillips Lovecraft was an American author who achieved posthumous fame through his influential works of horror fiction. Virtually unknown and only published in pulp magazines before he died in poverty, he is now regarded as one of the most significant 20th-century authors in his genre. Lovecraft was born in Providence, Rhode Island, where he spent most of his life. Among his most celebrated tales is "The Call of Cthulhu", canonical to the Cthulhu Mythos. Never able to support himself from earnings as author and editor, Lovecraft saw commercial success increasingly elude him in this latter period, partly because he lacked the confidence and drive to promote himself. He subsisted in progressively straitened circumstances in his last years; an inheritance was completely spent by the time he died at the age of 46.










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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2018 KB
  • Publisher: Doom Classics (12 July 2019)

  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07V7XPG8S
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Thanks Boz.
Thanks Boz..
I'll have no room left on my devices @Boz Ty again
Awesome, mate. Unfortunately I've got problems with my account and can't log in at the moment. Great deal though
Not voted but I wouldn't touch Lovecraft's books with a bargepole. His racist attitude and bigoted views put me off the man years ago. Shame really because I do read these kinds of books.
radium24/08/2019 00:10

Not voted but I wouldn't touch Lovecraft's books with a bargepole. His …Not voted but I wouldn't touch Lovecraft's books with a bargepole. His racist attitude and bigoted views put me off the man years ago. Shame really because I do read these kinds of books.


Fair enough, though viewing any stories of equivalent age through modern eyes is going to turn up some pretty unpleasant viewpoints; that kind of colonialist mindset was endemic in his era, so reading it now can be pretty uncomfortable. FWIW, I think he did ease-up on the racism toward the end of his life, but that didn't change what he'd already written, of course. I personally enjoy his work in terms of the atmosphere he created but it's all very much of its time.
Howard Phillips Lovecraft, heaven knows, had a talent for writing which was of no means proportion: only what he did with this talent was a shame, and a caution and an eldritch horror. If he'd only gotten the hell out of his aunties' attic and obtained a job with the federal writer's project of the WPA, he could have turned out guidebooks that would have been classics and joys to read forever. Only he stayed up there muffled up to the tip of his long gaunt New England chin against the cold which lay more in his heart than in his thermometer, living on 19 cents worth of beans a day, rewriting (for pennies) the crappy manuscripts of writers whose complete illiteracy would have been a boon to all mankind -ah, but life is a boon- and producing ghastly, grisly, ghoulish, and horrifying works of his own as well -of maneating things which foraged in graveyards, of human/beastie crosses which grew beastlier and beastlier as they grew older, of gibbering Shoggoths and Elder beings which smelt real bad and were always trying to break through thresholds and take over; rugous, squamous, amorphous nasties abbetted by thin, gaunt New England eccentrics who dwelt in attics and who were eventually never seen or heard from again. Serve them damn well right, I say. In short, Howard was a twitch, boys and girls, and that's all there is to it.
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