Tales of H.P. Lovecraft

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  • Paperback
  • 352 pages
  • Tales of H.P. Lovecraft
  • H.P. Lovecraft
  • English
  • 24 August 2018
  • 0060957905

Tales of H.P. Lovecraft When He Died In 1937, Destitute And Emotionally And Physically Ruined H.P Lovecraft Had No Idea That He Would Come To Be Regarded As The Godfather Of The Modern Horror Genre, Nor That His Work Would Influence An Entire Generation Of Writers, Including Stephen King And Anne Rice Now, At Last, The Most Important Tales Of This Distinctive American Genious Are Gathered In One Volume By National Book Award Winning Author Joyce Carol Oates.Combining The Nineteenth Century Gothic Sesibility Of Edgar Allan Poe With A Daring Internal Vision, Lovecraft S Tales Foretold A Psychically Troubled Century To Come Set In A Meticulously Described, Historically Grounded New England Landscape, His Harrowing Stories Explore The Collapse Of Sanity Beneath The Weight Of Chaotic Events Lovecraft S Universe Is A Frightening Shadow World Where Reality And Nightmare Intertwine, And Redemption Can Come Only From Below In Her Preceptive And Penetrating Introduction, Oates, Herself A Virtuoso Of The Gothic Style, Explains How Lovecraft S Singular Talents Fused The Supernatural And Mundane Into A Terrifying Complex, Exquisitely Realized Vision.

10 thoughts on “Tales of H.P. Lovecraft

  1. Catherine Siemann says:

    These stories are florid, overwritten, offensively racist xenophobic And they nearly all have the same basic plot.But there s also an odd brilliance to them They re less terrifying than I expected them to be, but they are fascinating with their revelations of elder beings and unimaginably alien architecture and geometry that s wrong There s a sense of paranoia and of secret truths, and his world building is very effective I think my favorite parts were the exploration of the pre prehistori These stories are florid, overwritten, offensively racist xenophobic And they nearly all have the same basic plot.But there s also an odd brilliance to them Th...

  2. Apokripos says:

    Weirder Than You Think A Book Review of Tales of H P Lovecraft edited by Joyce Carol Oates Without a doubt Howard Philips Lovecraft, orcommonly known as H P Lovecraft, is one of the greatest writers the turbulent twentieth century ever produced No one can refute that he is indeed the natural inheritor of the American horror tradition next to his literary hero, Edgar Allan Poe, to which Lovecraft is usually compared to Peeking further into the life of H P Lovecraft, it seems call Weirder Than You Think A Book Review of Tales of H P Lovecraft edited by Joyce Carol Oates...

  3. Amanda says:

    Whenever I m in the mood for a couple of sleepless nights spent listening for hell beasts under my bed, I just wrap myself in a few blankets and settle in with my big book o Lovecraft.

  4. Rob says:

    There are two central recurring elements in Lovecraft s stories the academic and the fear of miscegnation The academic nature of his stories is what causes so many of them to bloat and become glacially slow reads, but at the same time it is essential to Lovecraft s idea of horror an idea which does not fit into our mental world, which scares even when there is no immediate danger In a way Lovecraft s stories can be seen even as an assault on academia, showing the limits of the pursuit of kno There are two central recurring elements in Lovecraft s stories the academic and the fear of miscegnation The academic nature of his stories is what causes so many of them to bloat and become glacially slow reads, but at the same time it is essential to Lovecraft s idea of horror an idea which does not fit into our mental world, which scares even when there is no immediate danger In a way Lovecraft s stories can be seen even as an assault on academia, showing the limits of the pursuit of knowledge This is theoretically a good idea for horror fiction the reader doesn t have a serial killer breathing down their neck, but they read the ideas just...

  5. Xavier Guillaume says:

    This is my first time reading H.P Lovecraft I ve always heard his name mentioned, particularly in reference to The Call of Cthulhu, which is mentioned quite frequently in pop culture I ve seen Cthulhu stuffed animals, Cthulhu T Shirts, and even World of Warcraft references H.P Lovecraft lore with their Ancient Ones Anyway, I finally read his works, and I do have some mixed feelings about his writing style, but overall, I really liked this book Tales of H.P Lovecraft is a general collectio This is my first time reading H.P Lovecraft I ve always heard his name mentioned, particularly in reference to The Call of Cthulhu, which is mentioned quite frequently in pop culture I ve seen Cthulhu stuffed animals, Cthulhu T Shirts, and even World of Warcraft references H.P Lovecraft lore with their Ancient Ones Anyway, I finally read his works, and I do have some mixed feelings about his writing style, but overall, I really liked this book Tales of H.P Lovecraft is a general collection of his better known short stories I ll break it down story by story, to give a good idea of my impressions.This Introduction itself by Joyce Carol Oates is highly interesting I do suggest reading the Introduction first as it gives some very good background information on H.P...

  6. Rebecca says:

    These stories are to horror literature what hops are to beer strongly floral, ocasionally overpowering adjectives, dear lord, so many adjectives , sometimes adding a ridiculous, ill tasting, or pompous flourish, but utterly essential to keeping the basic recipe interesting I read ...

  7. Phil Overeem says:

    Damn, those tales were damned After awhile, they began to resemble each other too closely, but I had been waiting to read The Call of Cthulhu for a long while and the experience I must not speak of.

  8. Ryan says:

    Tales of H.P LovecraftWritten by Lovecraft, stories selected by Joyce Carol Oates and forward.Read it in Paper back and came in at 328 not counting forward or reader s helper at the end.I won t go into any details of Lovecraft, or his unfortunate life All of that is pretty well documented and can be found via a Wikki or Internet search One thing that should be mentioned however is that he is considered the father of Weird Fiction, with a lot of authors claiming influential ties to his work Tales of H.P LovecraftWritten by Lovecraft, stories selected by Joyce...

  9. David says:

    I ve read a smidgen of Lovecraft here and there over the years, but thought to myself, why not crank throughIt took a while, if only because this excellent collection of short story novella length works didn t really lend itself to a straight read through.In part, that was because each tale is self contained, and of adequate length to make for a nice little evening read More significantly, I found myself with only so much tolerance for the Lovecraftian vernacularafter a while, I do f I ve read a smidgen of Lovecraft here and there over the years, but thought to myself, why not crank throughIt took a while, if only because this excellent collection of short story novella length works didn t really lend itself to a straight read through.In part, that was because each tale is self contained, and of adequate length to make for a nice little evening read More significantly, I fo...

  10. Bookdragon Sean says:

    How does one review the epitome of fear, mystery and suspense the means by which every horror novelist should be judged Not easily that s for sure H.P Lovecraft is the master of the horror story In every short story the horror is revealed at the last possible instance creating mounds of anticipation The language is some cases is a bit academic and seems like it would besuitable for a scientific journal but that s the beauty of it It captures the bizarre wor...