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  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Hippocampus Press; First U.S. Paperback Edition edition (January 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0976159236
  • ISBN-13: 978-0976159230
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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This is my personal favourite of the five COLLECTED ESSAYS volumes from Hippocampus Press. Everything in its eclectic is of intense interest to students of Lovecraft's life and art. A biographer and student of Lovecraft's philosophy, such as S. T. Joshi, may have preference for the first section, which is indeed devoted to essays expressing Lovecraft's ideas on a variety of subjects. It is the second section, Autobiography and Miscellany, that captures my keen attention, and I have returned to these entries again and again, for entertainment and inspiration. Of particular interest is "In Memoriam: Henry St. Clair Whitehead," as so little is known about the life of this excellent weird writer; & we also find ourselves caught in the reflections of E'ch-Pi-El as he considers the career of Robert Ervin Howard. The complete Commonplace Book is here, that fascinating record of ideas for stories that assisted Lovecraft in the writing of his excellent weird fiction, and that continues to inspire leagues of Lovecraftian authors to the present time. "Notes on Stories," too, is of intense interest, and I list here the entire contents of that section:
Notes to "Medusa's Coil
Notes to At the Mountains of Madness
Notes to "The Shadow over Innsmouth"
The Round Tower
The Rose Window
Of Evill Sorceries Don in New-England, of Daemons in No Human Shape
Notes to "The Shadow out of Time"
Notes to "The Challenge from Beyond"
These Notes are illustrated with some few diagrams and sketches by Lovecraft.

This is a book that I return to again and again, and it, along with the other four volumes of this series. shews once more why Lovecraft is so fascinating as a personality and as an artist, and why he has now been acknowledged, via publication of his excellent weird fiction in editions from The Library of America and Penguin Classics, as a classic of American Literature.
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The book on the table was never a best seller. Collected in this volume is a series of (out of date) philosophical essays, ranging from topics such as supernatural horror in literature to alcohol prohibition. There is a very curious chapter where a collection of plot devices that have yet to be used, or have already been used, are described. Along with the commonplace book which can be found in Literary criticism within the same series, there are some potential gems to be found here. Fan fiction writters take note!
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