Discovering H.P. Lovecraft

Discovering H.P. Lovecraft

by Darrell Schweitzer

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Overview

A definitive look at the life and work of horror writer H.P. Lovecraft, by a leading scholar of the fantasy and horror field. INTRODUCTION, by Darrell Schweitzer NOTES ON AN ENTITY, by Robert Bloch A LITERARY COPERNICUS, by Fritz Leiber, Jr. THE FOUR FACES OF THE OUTSIDER, by Dirk W. Mosig THE FIRST LEWIS THEOBALD, by R. Boerem STORY-WRITING: A Letter from H. P. Lovecraft CHARACTER GULLIBILITY IN WEIRD FICTION, by Darrell Schweitzer SOME THOUGHTS ON LOVECRAFT, by Arthur Jean Cox THE DERLETH MYTHOS, by Richard L. Tierney GENESIS OF THE CTHULHU MYTHOS, by George Wetzel LOVECRAFT’S LADiES, by Ben P. Indick WHEN THE STARS ARE RIGHT, by Richard L. Tierney LOVECRAFT AND LORD DUNSANY, by Darrell Schweitzer H. P. LOVECRAFT AND PSEUDOMATHEMATICS, by Robert Weinberg TEXTUAL PROBLEMS IN LOVECRAFT: A Preliminary Survey, by S. T. Joshi H. P. LOVECRAFT: THE BOOKS, by Lin Carter H. P. LOVECRAFT: A BASIC READING LIST, compiled by Darrell Schweitzer

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781434449122
Publisher: Wildside Press
Publication date: 03/12/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 172
File size: 258 KB

Table of Contents

Introduction: Lovecraft Forever1
Notes on an Entity4
A Literary Copernicus7
The Four Faces of the Outsider17
The First Lewis Theobald35
Story-Writing39
Character Gullibility in Weird Fiction, or Isn't Yuggoth Somewhere in Upstate New York?44
Some Thoughts on Lovecraft47
The Derleth Mythos52
Genesis of the Cthulhu Mythos54
Lovecraft's Ladies63
When the Stars Are Right67
Lovecraft and Lord Dunsany72
H.P. Lovecraft and Pseudomathematics88
Textual Problems in Lovecraft92
H.P. Lovecraft: The Books107
H.P. Lovecraft: A Basic Reading List148
About the Contributors152
Index155

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