A Gross Misjustice

  1. Ozymandias

    Ozymandias Well-Known Member

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    Why is there no Lovecraft museum in Providence? Outrageous!
     
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  2. j d worthington

    j d worthington Moderator

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    No, they don't have a museum, it's true ... but HPL is not yet considered a major literary figure -- look how long it took to get a museum established in Poe's honor! However, Brown University's John Hay Library has a marvelous collection of Lovecraftiana, both his own work (original magazine publications, later editions, manuscripts, letters, etc.) and by others with Lovecraftian associations, such as Clark Ashton Smith, August Derleth, E. Hoffmann Price, J. F. Morton, W. Paul Cook, etc. And there are various sites now designated as historical sites connected with him; and a monument was set up in honor of him, as well to celebrate his centennial ... so it's getting there.
     
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  3. GOLLUM

    GOLLUM Moderator Staff Member

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    Yet another attraction for me to visit in Providence....
     
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  4. ravenus

    ravenus Heretic

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    Considering Lovecraft's sepciality was the incorporeal and the undescribable, monuments of brick and mortar are probably a bad idea, and something the reclusive gent would have been uncomfortable with.
     
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  5. GOLLUM

    GOLLUM Moderator Staff Member

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    That's true but it would still be nice IMO if there was one for us fans as selfish as that may sound to some.
     
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  6. Nesacat

    Nesacat The Cat

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    Always wonder how the Old Gent would feel if he were here now to see the influence he has had on books, comics, games, movies and so much more. However, like GOLLUM, I'm seriously planning on visiting Lovecraft's haunting grounds.
     
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  7. Crisspin

    Crisspin Morningstar

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    I actually live right outside of Providence. Although there is no actual museum, you can walk the streets, see his house and the other locations. I've never actually done it myself, but have a friend who is a maniac about HPL and has done a number of walking tours.

    Also, if you were to be in the area and rent a car, you can extend a trip around New England and visit a number of other sites that he references within Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

    Here are the links to the tours and sites of HPL

    Lovecraft's College Hill Walking Tour (Providence)


    Lovecraftian Sites Across New England
     
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