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Letters to Family and Family Friends, Volume 1: 1911-⁠1925

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Howard Phillips Lovecraft (20 August 1890 - 15 March 1937) was an American writer of weird fiction and horror fiction, who is kno... Lire la suite
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Howard Phillips Lovecraft (20 August 1890 - 15 March 1937) was an American writer of weird fiction and horror fiction, who is known for his creation of what became the Cthulhu Mythos. Lovecraft was relatively unknown during his lifetime. While his stories appeared in prominent pulp magazines such as Weird Tales not many people knew his name. Throughout his adult life, Lovecraft was never able to support himself from earnings as an author and editor. He was almost exclusively published in pulp magazines before he died in poverty at the age of 46, but is now regarded as one of the most significant 20th-century authors of supernatural horror fiction. Among his most celebrated tales are "The Call of Cthulhu", "The Rats in the Walls," At the Mountains of Madness, The Shadow over Innsmouth, and The Shadow Out of Time.



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H. P. Lovecraft is not generally known as a "family man," but he was in fact very close to his grandfather, Whipple Phillips; his mother, Sarah Susan Lovecraft; and his two aunts, Lillian D. Clark and Annie E. P. Gamwell. His letters to these family members and to friends of the family are among the most revelatory documents he ever wrote, and they provide a unique glimpse of the granular details of his daily life.

Lovecraft's letters to his mother are few, but they reveal his slow emergence from hermitry after her hospitalization in 1919. After her death in 1921, Lovecraft relied on his two aunts to maintain the household. In 1922 he began traveling more widely, and his accounts of his visits to New York, Cleveland, and elsewhere exhibit a broadening of his horizons as he meets new friends and absorbs new impressions.

His sudden decision in March 1924 to marry Sonia H. Greene resulted in his uprooting from his native Providence, R.I., to the metropolis of New York City. The hundreds of thousands of words he wrote to Lillian and Annie over the next two years chronicle in fascinating and, at times, painful detail the trials and tribulations Lovecraft faced during this difficult time: he was unable to find a job, his wife's finances collapsed, and he did little creative writing in New York. As this volume ends, we see Lovecraft nearly at the end of his tether, aesthetically and psychologically.

The volume has been edited by S. T. Joshi and David E. Schultz, two leading authorities on Lovecraft, with careful preparation of the text and exhaustive annotations.

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Titre: Letters to Family and Family Friends, Volume 1: 1911-⁠1925
Sous-titre: 1911- 1925
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Code EAN: 9781614982470
ISBN: 978-1-61498-247-0
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Hippocampus Pr
Genre: Correspondance et biographies
nombre de pages: 530
Poids: 759g
Taille: H229mm x B152mm x T28mm
Année: 2020