More Annotated H.P. Lovecraft

  • Title: More Annotated H.P. Lovecraft
  • Author: H.P. Lovecraft S.T. Joshi Peter H. Cannon
  • ISBN: 9780440508755
  • Page: 500
  • Format: Paperback
  • More Annotated H P Lovecraft Explore the marvelous complexity of Lovecraft s writing including his use of literary allusions biographical details and obscure references in this rich in depth exploration of great horror fiction
    Explore the marvelous complexity of Lovecraft s writing including his use of literary allusions, biographical details, and obscure references in this rich, in depth exploration of great horror fiction from the acknowledged master of the weird, including the stories Herbert West Reanimator , Pickman s Model , The Call of Cthulhu , The Thing on the Doorstep , The HorrorExplore the marvelous complexity of Lovecraft s writing including his use of literary allusions, biographical details, and obscure references in this rich, in depth exploration of great horror fiction from the acknowledged master of the weird, including the stories Herbert West Reanimator , Pickman s Model , The Call of Cthulhu , The Thing on the Doorstep , The Horror at Red Hook and .Did Lovecraft believe in ghosts or paranormal phenomena In what story does the narrator fear riding the Boston T A pathfinder in the literary territory of the macabre, H.P Lovecraft is one of America s giants of the horror genre Now, in this second volume of annotated tales, Lovecraft scholars S T Joshi and Peter Cannon provide another rare opportunity to look into the mind of a genius Their extensive notes lift the veil between real events in the writer s life such as the death of his father and the words that spill out onto the page in magnificent grotesquerie Mansions, universities, laboratories, and dank New England boneyards appear also as the haunts where Lovecraft s characters confront the fabulous and fantastic, or like the narrator in Herbert West Reanimator dig up fresh corpses Richly illustrated and scrupulously researched, this extraordinary work adds exciting levels of meaning to Lovecraft s chilling tales and increases our wonder at the magic that transforms life into a great writer s art.

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    About H.P. Lovecraft S.T. Joshi Peter H. Cannon


    1. Howard Phillips Lovecraft, of Providence, Rhode Island, was an American author of horror, fantasy and science fiction.Lovecraft s major inspiration and invention was cosmic horror life is incomprehensible to human minds and the universe is fundamentally alien Those who genuinely reason, like his protagonists, gamble with sanity Lovecraft has developed a cult following for his Cthulhu Mythos, a series of loosely interconnected fictions featuring a pantheon of human nullifying entities, as well as the Necronomicon, a fictional grimoire of magical rites and forbidden lore His works were deeply pessimistic and cynical, challenging the values of the Enlightenment, Romanticism and Christianity Lovecraft s protagonists usually achieve the mirror opposite of traditional gnosis and mysticism by momentarily glimpsing the horror of ultimate reality.Although Lovecraft s readership was limited during his life, his reputation has grown over the decades He is now commonly regarded as one of the most influential horror writers of the 20th Century, exerting widespread and indirect influence, and frequently compared to Edgar Allan Poe.


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    1. While reading annotated editions can, at times, be distracting from the original narrative, they can offer insights and perspectives that the reader might otherwise miss. That's the case with volume annotated by S.T. Joshi & Peter Cannon. There were a few occasions when the footnotes frustrated the mounting tension of the stories, but for the most part they were well positioned for provided additional material to reward the diligent reader. The stories themselves range from some solid reliab [...]

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    2. I'm neither pleased nor entirely displeased with "More Annotated H.P. Lovecraft". I feel a melancholic listlessness. There was some very insightful annotations, and some which only give the dictionary definition of such words as "cyclopean". That which was insightful, was quite so, and I only wish there were even more. Noteworthy were the notes on Pigafetta's "Regnum Congo", the Symbolists, the pre-Raphaelites, Bauldelaire, Huysmans, Arthur Machen, Algernon Blackwood, such artists as Goya, Dore, [...]

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    3. Ohh- I read it anytime. When there´s nothing else to read.To keep my mind alive, some horror fiction helps. And I claim that Lovecraft founded and helped modern SF to develop. Contradict me as you will. Try. HPL is the Master, though he of course couldn´t know. Try to think in his timeframe. HPL it is. Do you know his famous citation "We live on a placid Island of Ignorance in the midst of black seas of Infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. The sciences, each straining in i [...]

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    4. I've read several Lovecraft anthologies and I suppose I could add just about any of them to my list, but I chose this one because it was one I actually owned, and because I bought it in Salem, Massachusetts. We had just been in Boston the day before and so I made sure to read "Pickman's Model" that very night.What can I say about H.P. Lovecraft that hasn't already been said? I can only add how he moves me personally. The first Lovecraft story I ever read was "The Outsider" and I was hooked. Now [...]

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    5. Though I wouldn't recommend it as an intro to HPL (due to the inclusion of lesser stories, such as "The Shunned House" and "The Horror at Red Hook"), as a longtime Lovecraft fan I found it to be a real treat. Joshua and Cannon's notes help bring out the use of historical and literary allusions as well as the intertextuality of Lovecraft's tales. Includes such gems as "The Picture in the House," "Pickman's Model," and "The Call of Cthulhu."

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    6. In a previous review, I wrote that I can't help but finish what I've started (at least in regards to novels). This book proved me wrong. Halfway through I became thoroughly weary of Lovecraft's constant anti-immigrant diatribe. No thanks!

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    7. Highly recommended for the serious Lovecraft fan, but not necessary for a casual reader. The numerous notes would be distracting for an introduction to the mythos.

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    8. More of Lovecraft's better work, annotated by S.T. Joshi.

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    9. Lovecraft is the epitome of weird!

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    10. You know what's kind of a bummer? Revisiting an author who inspired so much of what you love, and finding his work overwhelmingly xenophobic, even after trotting out the "It was a different time" justification. Lovecraft remains relevant in 2017, partially for the wrong reasons. Also, please remind me to never ever buy an annotated version again. I don't need the persistent whisper of footnote typography at the bottom of the page luring my attention away from the story in order to tell me what a [...]

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    11. As someone who'd read only a couple of Lovecraft stories before, I bought this because it contains a couple of iconic works and seemed likely to give a good study of the man and his writing. It didn't disappoint: it provides interesting perspective on the stories and the author. It was good to get background on words that were familiar to me as a reader of horror: Cthulhu, Arkham, Necronomicon, etc.I admit that I didn't read all the stories in the book because the intro actually said some of the [...]

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    12. Written in a different time altogether. This was my first time reading Lovecraft's works, despite hearing his name & his creations pop up numerous times in other author's works. I was very satisfied by his short stories and the imagery he used in conjuring horror without delving into the gruesome blood spattered horror we see today. The only shortcoming, in my opinion, is the delirium which seems to overtake anyone witness to the abominable sights.The annotations helped to give a deeper back [...]

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    13. I absolutely love Lovecraft some of the best "weird" fiction out there, and a great PG-13 gateway into the horror genre. Highly recommend this book - the annotations are great: they put the setting and story into real places and times. Read It!

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    14. I enjoyed this selection of stories much more than the original set.

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    15. Reanimator Wow!! Could be an amazing movie. Definitely one of my favorites by Lovecraft.

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