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 608: Black Stones, Black Books and Eat Your Keyboard

Episode 608: Black Stones, Black Books and Eat Your Keyboard

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Episode 608
First Episode w/ LWS as the co host, it’s all about black books, black stones, mad germans and eating keyboards. buy Zak A Fergison’s book ‘Eat Your Keyboard’.

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Episode 605: R Campbell, The Shan, & a book by M. Faun

Episode 605: R Campbell, The Shan, & a book by M. Faun

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Series 6 Episode 05

Ramsey Campbell
Insects of Shaggai
Severn Valley
Neon Golgotha by M. Faun

Hosted by DB Spitzer

DB talks about Ramsey Campbell, the Shan, and Neon Golgotha by M. Faun
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@applepodcasts #horror #scifi #cthulhut #weirdfiction #podcast #literature # #itunes #stitcher #podbean #Sleazyvikingpress #ramseycampbell #Shaggai

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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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.

#horror #scifi #fantasy #YA #books #reading #darkfiction #weirdfiction #lovecraft #cthulhu #hollywood #weird #pulp
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Mother Hydra & Weird Shadows Over Innsmouth

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Whoa Momma! Mother Hydra, the origins of her name is part one, part two is ‘weird shadows over innsmouth’ published by Fedogan & Bremer, and edited by Stephen Jones. Some really great stories in that one. Third and final section is a reading of “The Discarded Draft of The Shadow Over Innsmouth”. Thank you for listening.
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Sorry about the delay, I’ve had computer issues and health issues. It’s hard to record w/o a computer or mic & it’s hard to edit while sick and recovering from a serious ear infection.

Reading 6: The Moonlit Road

Reading 6: The Moonlit Road

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Today we read what will later become the basis for Rashomon (羅生門), written for Cosmo in 1907 by Ambrose Bierce.
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