Reading 60-66: Supernatural Horror in Literature

Supernatural Horror in Literature 3

Supernatural Horror in Literature 4

Supernatural Horror in Literature 5

Supernatural Horror in Literature 6

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”.

PGttCM is part of DarkMyths.org
Read by Piotr Nater
Produced and Edited by DB Spitzer

Sponsored by

FoundItemClothing.com
bunnyslippers.com

The Chamber
The Voices
Soaring
Oppresive Gloom
Music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

 

Check out PGttCM.podbean.com & PGttCM.com
Buy our merch and help the show by going to pgttcm.threadless.com or paypal.me/pgttcm

Advertisements

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

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

605.jpgEpisode 605

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
This episode is brought to you by FoundItemClothing.com Bunnyslippers.com and sleazyvikingpress.wordpress.com

@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

600_wiwf.jpg

Episode 600

Series 6 Episode 00

What is Weird Fiction?

Hosted by DB Spitzer

DB talks about Weird Fiction and Feverish Fiction #5

This episode is brought to you by FoundItemClothing.com Bunnyslippers.com and sleazyvikingpress.wordpress.com

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

@applepodcasts #horror #scifi #cthulhu #lovecraft #weirdfiction #podcast #literature