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Connavar

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#85
Seems like in modern american fiction HPL influence still strong.

http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=34918

That links to new Fatale noir, horror blend series heavily influenced by HPL, cosmic horror.

By Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillios who are highly acclaimed comics team in mainstream american comics. Most of their earlier works was inspired by classic pulp noir, hero pulp like Savage,Shadow etc. Now Brubaker wanted to use HPL.

I read the first issue yesterday and it is written like noir take of weird tales story. The letter pages is an article by famous pulp expert who writes very lovingly, champions HPL style,influence in cosmic horror and to modern horror in general.

I thought you HPL fans would like to know that.

 
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Thanks, Conn. I may have to look this up and see what it's like. There's quite a lot of adaptation and continuation of HPL's stories and themes in the graphic novel and comics genres, and if it's well done, I heartily endorse such....

Again, thanks for the head's-up.....:)
 

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Thanks, Conn. I may have to look this up and see what it's like. There's quite a lot of adaptation and continuation of HPL's stories and themes in the graphic novel and comics genres, and if it's well done, I heartily endorse such....

Again, thanks for the head's-up.....:)
There was big beautiful picture of HPL with monster behind his head the artist did that looked like it was oil painting. I will try to scan it later.

The article writer qouted lines from HPLs most famous story that made HPL prose sound much better than the stories i have read. He also wrote about Supernatural horror essay of his which is what i respect HPL most for.

Brubaker mentioned Rat in the Walls as the first story he read and fell for HPL. It was also my first story. Which is why i must try HPL again. The nigger cat thing got me negatively as new fantasy,horror reader. I have read much worse since then.
 
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Yes, that one sticks in a lot of people's craw, understandably. It helps to know that such a name for a black cat was still quite common well into the first half of the twentieth century; and, of course, knowing a bit about HPL (that he himself had a cat with the name, and dearly loved the thing, as we have talked about before) also puts a different slant on it... but the name itself remains offensive to many modern readers....

Incidentally, may I suggest, as your next attempt at HPL, "The Colour Out of Space"? If you've not yet read it, you may want to give it a try....
 

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Yes, that one sticks in a lot of people's craw, understandably. It helps to know that such a name for a black cat was still quite common well into the first half of the twentieth century; and, of course, knowing a bit about HPL (that he himself had a cat with the name, and dearly loved the thing, as we have talked about before) also puts a different slant on it... but the name itself remains offensive to many modern readers....

Incidentally, may I suggest, as your next attempt at HPL, "The Colour Out of Space"? If you've not yet read it, you may want to give it a try....
I have learned not to mix the writer personal views like HPL and race issues. I have grown as a reader enough not to care what the author thought as long he is not writing Mein Kampf type book.

"The Colour Out of Space" is mentioned as his best story or most acclaimed to me often. I will judge HPL only by his prose, his writing ability. Im giving his writing a second chance because too many readers, writers i respect thought highly of him. Plus the whole supernatural cosmic horror thing sound great.
 

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S. T. told me that this was happening, but I felt I couldn't announce it until the editor made it official. From the twitter of Leslie S. Klinger:

"I guess it's time to make it official: My next big project is the New Annotated H. P. Lovecraft for W. W. Norton, due out in 2015. WOOOOOT!"

I met Leslie at WHC in Salt Lake City in 2008, and that was so exciting for me because I love his new annotated edition of Sherlock Holmes. He and I were on a panel together at the con, and he is a delightful, intelligent chap. So this will be a huge single volume hardcover in folio format of Lovecraft's best tales with gobs of Leslie's detailed annotations. BRILLIANT!!!!!!!!
 

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#91
Amazing. The Annotated Sherlock box is simply awesome. Too bad this will not be the complete HPL works.
 
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It does sound promising, though... and it may at least include all the original fiction; which, with annotations of the sort done for the Holmes canon, is likely to make it quite a sizable item. And, who knows? If this one gets a good response, they may do the rest....
 

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Amazon has just alerted me to a yet-to-be-published book, and although I have pre-ordered it I expect to abhor it! I actually just went to the author's blog and left a comment on my initial feelings concerning my reaction to the announcement of his book.

The book will be called A HAUNTED MIND: INSIDE THE DARK, TWISTED WORLD OF H. P. LOVECRAFT. Perhaps the title alone will alert ye to my emotional reaction. The author is someone who calls himself Dr. Bob Curran. The book is scheduled to be published August 22nd, by New Page Books. Here's a description from Amazon:

"Arguably no America writer has had more of an impact on the modern horror scene than Howard Phillips Lovecraft, the man who created the Cthulhu Mythos, with its strange gods, eerie places, and forbidden books. But what sort of a man was Lovecraft, how did he create such a terrible universe, and where did his inspiration come from? Was it, as some have argued, based on esoteric knowledge forgotten or even denied to all sane people?

"In A HAUNTED MIND, Dr. Bob Curran explores what motivated Lovecraft--his personal life is just as strange as some of his creations--and drove him to create his terrible cosmos. Using both folklore and history, Dr. Curran investigates a wide variety of Lovecraftian mysteries.

"A word of warning: you may never look at Lovecraft--or the world--in exactly the same way!"

Now this sounds entirely bogus and ignorant, just another book that wants to paint Lovecraft as a complete freak of Nature, but one who may have been clued in to actual esoteric mysteries from beyond that contain THE REAL TRUTH about the Universe! Ia!!!

It sounds like a book written for its sensationalistic publisher, with absolutely no actual historical or biographical authenticity. But I went and ordered it anyway, so that I can trash it with authority. Selah.:D
 
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LOL. Well, Wilum, I'll reserve judgment, as it may be what you suspect... then again, it could be all this hyperbole is from the marketing people, who haven't read the damned thing themselves! After all, they marketed Jason X as a straight horror film, when it was one of the cleverest send-ups of the entire slasher genre I've ever seen. I have no doubt that anyone who went into that one expecting a typical entry in that field was left either completely ticked off, or scratching their head and wondering just who spiked their drink....

Chances are, though, you're right (unfortunately); it is, after all, soooo easy to simply regurgitate the myths about HPL in new form and make a fast buck, even though we have quite enough evidence to answer all the questions posed there rather authoritatively; and it points in a very different direction....
 

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Hippocampus Press semi-announced a bunch of Lovecraftian releases today, including the correspondence of Lovecraft and Clark Ashton Smith, and a collection of Steve Mariconda's essays. The poetry of George Sterling as well as an anthology of weird poetry -- Dreams of Fear (formerly a Mythos Books project) -- were also semi-announced.

I checked B&N, and they're listing Joshi's H. P. Lovecraft -- presumably H. P. Lovecraft: Nightmare Countries -- for release in September. The expanded Supernatural Horror in Literature, Wilum's Uncommon Places, and Cannon's Forever Azathoth will appear soonish (February-March), according to B&N.
 

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Hippocampus Press semi-announced a bunch of Lovecraftian releases today, including the correspondence of Lovecraft and Clark Ashton Smith, and a collection of Steve Mariconda's essays. The poetry of George Sterling as well as an anthology of weird poetry -- Dreams of Fear (formerly a Mythos Books project) -- were also semi-announced.

I checked B&N, and they're listing Joshi's H. P. Lovecraft -- presumably H. P. Lovecraft: Nightmare Countries -- for release in September. The expanded Supernatural Horror in Literature, Wilum's Uncommon Places, and Cannon's Forever Azathoth will appear soonish (February-March), according to B&N.
In other words I have to prepare myself to spend more money (just got”A means to freedom”);I am becoming an addict to HPL's letters.
Do you know when the HPL-CAS correspondence will be published, what is going to be the price and availability?
Thanks!
 

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Do you know when the HPL-CAS correspondence will be published, what is going to be the price and availability?
Alas, no. I can engage in some speculation based on previous books, though. It'll be two volumes, so price and availability will probably be in the same range as the HPL/REH letters and the HPL/AWD letters: 300 (?) 2-volume sets at $100 a piece. I suppose it is also likely that there will be a tpb edition later.
 

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More info from B&N: The expanded Lovecraft's Library will also be out soon, as will Joe Pulver's Portraits of Ruin and Joshi & Mariconda's Dreams of Fear. ("soon" = before May)
 

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Hippocampus Press has been busy and have announced many new books of especial interest to the Lovecraftian. S. T. Joshi has revised and expanded his edition of THE ANNOTATED SUPERNATURAL HORROR IN LITERATURE and LOVECRAFT'S LIBRARY: A CATALOG. They have just published a new edition of Peter Cannon's humorous Lovecraftian fiction, FOREVER AZATHOTH, one of the funniest books of all time and yet one that is deliciously Lovecraftian and offers fascinating observations on some of Grandpa's tales. And--hooray!--they have just publish'd UNCOMMON PLACES: A COLLECTION OF EXQUISITES, a book of decadent prose-poetry by the Queen of Eldritch Horror, with many of the works expressing Lovecraftian delirium.:D
 

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