Reading 60-66: Supernatural Horror in Literature

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Reading 60-66:Supernatural Horror in Literature

Supernatural Horror in Literatureis a long essay by the horror writer H. P. Lovecraft surveying the topic of horror fiction. It was written between November 1925 and May 1927 and revised during 1933–1934. It was first published in 1927 in the one-issue magazine The Recluse. More recently, it was included in the collection Dagon and Other Macabre Tales(1965).

Lovecraft examines the beginnings of weird fiction in the gothic novel (relying greatly on Edith Birkhead‘s 1921 survey The Tale of Terror) and traces its development through such writers as Ambrose BierceNathaniel Hawthorne, and Edgar Allan Poe (who merits his own chapter). Lovecraft names as the four “modern masters” of horror: Algernon BlackwoodLord DunsanyM. R. James, and Arthur Machen.

An H. P. Lovecraft Encyclopedia terms the work “HPL’s most significant literary essay and one of the finest historical analyses of horror literature.” Upon reading the essay, M. R. James proclaimed Lovecraft’s style “most offensive”. However, Edmund Wilson, who was not an admirer of Lovecraft’s fiction, praised the essay as a “really able piece of work…he had read comprehensively in this field—he was strong on the Gothic novelists—and writes about it with much intelligence”. David G. Hartwell has called “Supernatural Horror in Literature”, “the most important essay on horror literature”.

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Episode 600: What is Weird Fiction?

Episode 600: What is Weird Fiction

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Episode 600

Series 6 Episode 00

What is Weird Fiction?

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DB talks about Weird Fiction and Feverish Fiction #5

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For a better understanding of weird fiction I recommend reading ST Joshi’s ‘The Weird Tale’, by University of Texas Press.

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Episode 63: Panorama of the Thurian Age

Episode 63: Panorama of the Thurian Age

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This episode we talk of barbarian kings and the land they ruled, also a cool book from Stoneskin Press.
#Fantasy #robertehoward #kull #atlantis #pulp #weirdtales #ThurianAge #Cthulhu #stoneskinpress #swords #sorcery
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A new episode and a reading about Henry Kuttner.

Episode 62: Henry Kuttner

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All caught up on back episodes for now. This week we talk about Henry Kuttner and his creations.

Reading 9: The Shadow on the Screen

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A tale from 1930s Hollywood, pulpy lovecraftian tale involving a shadow and a whole lot of 30s slang. This would make a great short film or adventure for an RPG.

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Reading 2: The Strange High House in the Mist

The Strange High House in the Mist

Happy Labor Day Weekend!

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Who wants to get high?

Let’s go to Kingsport, talk to that terrible old guy, climb a big hill and hang out with a weirdo beardo and look at crazy stuff. We also breifly talk about the Indiegogo for ‘Return of the Old Ones” https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/three-new-books-from-dark-regions-press#/This episode is brought to you by FoundItemClothing.com & BunnySlippers.com

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Episode: Hastur & Ambrose Bierce

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This episode we talk about Hastur, Ambrose Bierce & Don Swaim’s book about Ambrose Bierce.
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