Author of The Scalpel (Feral Space Book 1)
- Oct 28, 2008
Just to be pedantic (now, Dustie, you just knew I had to call you on this, didn't you? 'Twouldn't be me otherwise....)... actually, YES. In fact, one of Lovecraft's friends, James Ferdinand Morton, would very likely appear as a left-wing liberal even by today's standards; he also wrote broadsides attacking race prejudice and related issues. This caused more than a little friction between the two of them, but they nonetheless remained fast friends.
Actually, could some of HPL's Jew-bashing have its roots in his famed Anglophilia? Shakespere, Marlowe, Dickens, Chesterton, Pound, Eliot et al could make antisemitism appear as vital to any educated gentleman as a pouch of rough tobacco.