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>> No.20735408 [View]
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>impossible to cancel
Suck on that, Norman Mailer.

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would have definitely browsed /lit/, probably not /r9k/ because all of the porn would disgust him

>> No.20729076 [View]
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post writers who were incels

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>Makes millions seethe decades after his death

How?

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20642627

What order should I read this welsh fellows writings?

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20638690

wtf is /lit/s problem with him? I think his work is decent and has something quite unique.

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>>20614107
“The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. 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 its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the light into the peace and safety of a new dark age.” - H.P. Lovecraft

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What are his best stories? Is he overrated?

>> No.20592664 [View]
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20592664

Any good horror stuff to read besides pic rel? I need inspiration for my book.

>> No.20568755 [View]
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20568755

Any other cosmic horror authors construct THEIR OWN UNIQUE mythos like Lovecraft did instead of ripping him off?

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>father institutionalized when he was 3
>completely overburdened by his mother as a child
>lived with her until he was 29 (and she was also institutionalized)
>afraid of any skin tone darker than milk-white, including italian and somehow irish
>born, lived, and died in america
>thought he was british nobility (he was not)
>tried to join the british army to fight on behalf of the king in WW1
>when rejected, tried to join the US army
>when his mother found out she dragged him to the recruiter and made him admit he was prone to fits, and he was thus denied.
>made no money
>anti-semetic, yet still married a jew woman because his racist attitudes are projections of his fears and not based on any merit
>basically lived on her dime attempting to make a living writing
>despite him and his wife struggling to make ends meet in new york, refused to move to chicago for a job opportunity, on aesthetic grounds

is lovecraft the biggest incel in all of literature?

>and yet
>became more outgoing after his mom was institutionalized
>had a strong group of writer friends that helped drive his writing career
>met his wife at a convention
>she said he was a proficient lover (she had experience with a marriage previous)

>> No.20480495 [View]
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20480495

Can you really write fiction if you have no life experiences? I've read dialogue written here and they're very unnatural

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Why are leftists so obsessed with retconning this man's life?

>> No.20336578 [DELETED]  [View]
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20336578

He's literally me

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>>20307601
I liked "The Signal".
"The Pi Frequency" sounds forced. Who's afraid of pi?
Remember, H.P. Lovecraft wrote a whole story about an evil color.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Colour_Out_of_Space

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>>20302543
There's a reason H.P. Lovecraft lived there.

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I just finished The supernatural horror in literature and I have to say Lovecraft has a verbose and sometimes confusing way of writing.

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>>20133732
When long ago the gods created Earth
In Jove's fair image man was shaped at birth
The beasts for lesser parts were next designed
Yet they were too removed from humankind
To fill the gap and join the rest to man
The Olympian host conceived a clever plan
A beast they wrought, in semi-human figure
Filled it with vice and called the thing a n-word.

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>"OCTOPUSES ARE UHMMMMMMM... LE SCARY!!!!! OKAY?!?!?!?"

I'm honestly not at all surprised his main audience consists of 25-30 year old women from Tumblr. His works are overhyped garbage only propped up by brainlets who have collectively agreed to pretend his anthropomorphic depictions are in any way scary. They're really not. HP Lovecraft is the JK Rowling of horror literature.

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>>20098900
*blocks your path*

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20088035

Lovecraft was right about pretty much everything

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>>20079007
>>20079130
nautical-looking negro

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>character who loved to craft his writing more than anything else
>name is Lovecraft
Are you serious?

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>>20065160
>fore
fug, this is exactly the kind of typo that keeps fucking me when I rely on autospellcheck



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