Collection F1867 - Howard Phillips Lovecraft collection

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Howard Phillips Lovecraft collection

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  • 1915-1947 (Creation)
    Lovecraft, Howard Phillips

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0.07 m of textual records, 1 audio disk

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Howard Phillip Lovecraft, American poet and author of macabre short novels, was born at Providence, Rhode Island, in 1890. During his lifetime Lovecraft remained virtually unknown. It was only after his death in 1937 that Lovecraft gained recognition. Lovecraft's posthumous fame, particularly in America and France, rests on his 'Cthulhu Mythos' stories and he has become a cult figure in the genre of horror fiction. He is considered the most original American writer of weird fiction subsequent to Edgar Allan Poe. Lovecraft's imaginary town in his tales, Arkham, was based on his home town of Providence

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The fonds consists of correspondence, poetry, critical commentaries and biographical articles. There is also an audio disk of Roddy McDowall reading stories of Lovecraft.

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  • English

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  • Shelf: 3168
  • Shelf: SR2001
  • Map cabinet: (302) Map 158