If you are fascinated by Lovecraft’s fiction, this is a fascinating and informative article. From Lovecraft Ezine, one of my favorite sites.
H.P. Lovecraft: Dreams of an Accidental Shaman.
Filed under classic horror stories, horror, horror blogs, Lovecraft, tales of terror
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Very interesting article–thanks for sharing it. The author sees a strong connection between Lovecraft’s work and his dream life–so much of his stuff reads like a person’s dream journal transmuted, (barely), into autobiographical fiction. But I disagree that HPL was wholly a materialist or atheist–much of his commentary on this sounds more like adolescent posturing. The fact is, supernatural and even Christian imagery is pervasive in his stories and poetry.
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Nicely said, Sean. I like your point about the Christian imagery. I’ve not read much of Lovecraft’s poetry.
While I’ve never read any Lovecraft, you are correct. The article is fascinating.
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