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>> No.23424985 [View]
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How exactly did he survive without having any kind of full-time job?

He published a few short stories, did some shadow writing, but how does that afford rent, clothing, food, utilities, transport etc?

>> No.23266974 [View]
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Realistically speaking, there are probably a considerable number of artistic types alive today who have the disposition and ability to write stories similar to those of Lovecraft, Poe etc.

We often lament the fact that Lovecraft and writers like him were overlooked and underappreciated in their day, yet there appears to be little interesting in actually reading or celebrating writers who exist on the periphery of the literary world yet whose works are still very interesting and may, in the course of several decades, be remembered in similar ways to how we look back on Lovecraft today.

That said, are you aware of any such writer?

I don't know what a man like Lovecraft or Poe would be doing in the 21st century. Part of me suspects they would have invested their time and effort into technology and would be working in some kind of tech role while writing on the side (like Ted Chiang) while another part of me naturally suspects they would instead be terminally online and possibly NEET.

Any thoughts?

>> No.23208815 [View]
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Honour him.

>> No.23192577 [View]
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>> No.23157376 [View]
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Post authors who write better prose than Nabakov. I'll start.

>> No.22974782 [View]
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Is he mid? Did his ideas blow up because theyre out of copyright?

>> No.22922706 [View]
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>it is not so much that the country is flooded directly with Jewish authors, as that Jewish publishers determine just which of our Aryan writers shall achieve print and position. … Taste is insidiously molded along non-Aryan lines—so that, no matter how good the resulting body of literature may be, it is a special, rootless literature which does not represent us.
>There is a great and pressing need behind every one of the major planks of Hitlerism—racial-cultural continuity, conservative cultural ideals, & an escape from the absurdities of [the Treaty of] Versailles. The crazy thing is not what Adolf wants, but the way he starts out to get it. I know he’s a clown, but by God, I like the boy!
>The Semitic mind, like the Celtic and Teutonic, seems to possess marked mystical inclinations; and the wealth of underground horror-lore surviving in ghettoes and synagogues must be much more considerable than is generally imagined. … Jewish Folklore has preserved much of the terror and mystery of the past, and when more thoroughly studied is likely to exert considerable influence on weird fiction.
>The population of [New York City] is a mongrel herd with repulsive Mongoloid Jews in the visible majority, and the coarse faces and bad manners eventually come to wear on one so unbearably that one feels like punching every god damn bastard in sight
How did he get away with it, /lit/sistahs?

>> No.22883165 [View]
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>didn't craft love

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As when a pigeon, loos'd in realms remote,
Takes instant wing, and seeks his native cote,
So speed my blessings from a barb'rous clime
To thee and Providence at Christmas time!


>> No.22814796 [View]
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>raining heavily outside
>strong wind blowing

What Lovecraft story should I read to really make the most of this cozy evening?

>> No.22772894 [View]
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Not sure why you think pulp cant have merit.

>> No.22754888 [View]
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>literally just bubble sound(Cthulhu)

>> No.22751197 [View]
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>read call of cthulhu, it sucks
>read dagon, it sucks
>read dunwich horror, it's meh
>start reading the dream cycle, it's incredible
why the heck doesn't anyone recommend the dream cycle above all else? All you hear when people talk about lovecraft is "cthulhu cthulhu dagon dagon" but nobody talks about his best work, like the dreamquest of unknown kadath. My favorite stories by him are things I've never even heard of, like celephais.

Did anyone else have this reaction?

>> No.22676286 [View]
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the face is long

>> No.22646609 [View]
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Was he a good writer?

>> No.22619817 [View]
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What book will help me recover from the disaster of being raised by a mentally ill single mother?

>> No.22619202 [View]
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What was the name of this man's cat?

>> No.22495242 [View]
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Why do you enjoy the work of H.P. Lovecraft?

Personally, I love his antiquated formal prose, his lengthy floral sentences and his sober articulation of scenes and thoughts that would be hard to take seriously (e.g., the frog people of Innsmouth) if written by a less committed and single-minded writer.

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Why do people enjoy his stories so much? His works are dated, even by the standards of the time they were made in.

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You didn't read it.
>There were, in such voyages, incalculable local dangers; as well as that shocking final peril which gibbers unmentionably outside the ordered universe, where no dreams reach; that last amorphous blight of nethermost confusion which blasphemes and bubbles at the centre of all infinity—the boundless daemon-sultan Azathoth, whose name no lips dare speak aloud, and who gnaws hungrily in inconceivable, unlighted chambers beyond time amidst the muffled, maddening beating of vile drums and the thin, monotonous whine of accursed flutes; to which detestable pounding and piping dance slowly, awkwardly, and absurdly the gigantic ultimate gods, the blind, voiceless, tenebrous, mindless Other Gods whose soul and messenger is the crawling chaos Nyarlathotep.

>> No.22360010 [View]
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Just downloaded his complete work
whats his best short story?

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The vast majority of his "stories" are barely readable word-vomit-dogshit that completely lack any kind of grounding or human element beyond "let me tell you this spooky shit I experienced by slowly describing paragraph upon paragraph of archaic babble", and the babble isn't even remotely interesting, cerebral or believably "insane" because like I said it doesn't remotely read like something written by an actual human trying to recount some lived experience

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What was his cat’s name again?

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Why do authors with right wing beliefs tend to create the best stories?

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