Lovecraft At Last: The Master of Horror In His Own Words
29cm x 22cm. xxviii, 278 pages, black and white illustrations. Black papered boards, gilt lettering, illustrated jacket.
H.P. Lovecraft was a complex figure. He died young, in poverty, and was only acclaimed a master of horror writing after his death. His writing went on to inspire Stephen King, Joyce Carol Oates and others to acclaim him the greatest practitioner of the horror tale in the 20th century. But deeper digging into his life and work reveals deep philosophical complexity, as well as trenchant racism and classism. In this collection of correspondence between Lovecraft and his friend Willis Conover, a broadcaster and jazz producer, Lovecraft the man finally comes through. With an introduction by S.T. Joshi and foreword by Harold Taylor, this is the most comprehensive answer yet to the question, who is H.P. Lovecraft?
Spine tail lightly bumped. Very minor markings to boards Lightly bumped bottom spine corner. Minor wear to jacket edges Minor dampstain to top edge of jacket. Very Good Condition.