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Lovecraft in Modern Imagination

 “These are my Poe pieces and my Dunsany pieces but, alas—where are my Lovecraft pieces?” — H.P. Lovecraft This quote is a strange thing for modern readers to read, to whom the mere name Lovecraft describes  a more distinct sub-genre … Continue reading

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Bundled in layers of fiction, cozy Cthulhu waits dreaming

Somewhere at the top, there’s Lovecraft. He writes a story—a number he titles “The Call of Cthulhu”—and he sends it out into the world. There’s an author—Lovecraft—there’s a text—“The Call”—and there might even be a reader. If—you at home—if you’re … Continue reading

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Mapping Intertextualities: Asimov, Emerson, Coleridge, Hume

Asimov’s “Nightfall” (as the epigraph suggests, and the anecdote goes), arose from an argument he had with his editor John W. Campbell about Emerson’s essay “Nature.” It’s always worth stopping to think about moments, like this one, when fictions pointedly … Continue reading

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