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In the mountains of madness : the life and extraordinary afterlife of H.P. Lovecraft / W. Scott Poole.

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Newburgh Chandler PL - Downtown Newburgh 921 LOVECRAFT (Text) 39206021397540 Adult Biography Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781593766474
  • ISBN: 1593766475
  • Physical Description: 296 pages ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Soft Skull Press, [2016]

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Includes bibliographical references.
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The night gaunts -- Forbidden books -- Cthulhu rises.
Summary, etc.:
"In the Mountains of Madness interweaves the biography of the legendary writer with an exploration of Lovecraft as a phenomenon. It aims to explain this reclusive figure while also challenging some of the general views held by Lovecraft devotees, focusing specifically on the large cross-section of horror and science fiction fans who know Lovecraft through films, Role Playing Games, and video games directly influenced by his work but know little or nothing about him. More than a traditional biography, In The Mountains of Madness will place Lovecraft and his work in a cultural context, as an artist more in tune with our time than his own. Much of the literary work on Lovecraft tries to place him in relation to Poe or M.R. James or Arthur Machen; these ideas have little meaning for most contemporary readers. In his provocative new book, Poole reclaims the true essence of Lovecraft in relation to the comics of Joe Lansdale, the novels of Stephen King, and some of the biggest blockbuster films in contemporary America, proving the undying influence of this rare and significant figure"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Lovecraft, H. P. (Howard Phillips), 1890-1937.
Lovecraft, H. P. (Howard Phillips), 1890-1937 > Criticism and interpretation.
Lovecraft, H. P. (Howard Phillips), 1890-1937 > Appreciation.
Lovecraft, H. P. (Howard Phillips), 1890-1937 > Influence.
Horror tales, American > History and criticism.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary.

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