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Title New critical essays on H. P. Lovecraft / edited by David Simmons.
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
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 Floor4  PS3523.O833 Z79 2013    IN LIBRARY
Edition First edition.
Description xvi, 259 pages ; illustrations ; 23 cm.
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Format volume
Contents Machine generated contents note: -- Acknowledgments -- Foreword by S.T. Joshi -- Introduction -- PART I: LOVECRAFT AND HIS FICTION -- 1 'A Certain Resemblance': Africa as Abjection Within and Without in H.P. Lovecraft's Short Fiction; David Simmons -- 2. 'Spawn of the pit': Lavinia, Marceline, Medusa and all Things Foul: HP Lovecraft's Liminal Women; Gina Wisker -- 3. 'The infinitude of the shrieking abysses': Rooms, Wombs, Tombs and the Hysterical Female Gothic in "The Dreams in the Witch-House"; Sara Williams -- 4. Slime and Western Man: H. P. Lovecraft in the Time of Modernism; Gerry Carlin and Nicola Allen -- 5. Looming at the Mountains of Madness: Lovecraft's Mirages; Robert Waugh -- 6. On 'The Dunwich Horror'; Donald Burleson -- PART II: LOVECRAFT AND HIS INFLUENCE -- 7. The Shadow Over Derleth: Disseminating the Mythos in The Trail of Cthulhu; Jon S. Mackley -- 8. From the Library of America to the Mountains of Madness: Recent Discourse on H.P. Lovecraft; Steffen Hantke -- 9. Co(s)mic Horror; Chris Murray and Kevin Corstorphine -- 10. 'Sounds which filled me with an indefinable dread': The Cthulhu Mythopoeia of H.P. Lovecraft in 'Extreme' Metal'; Joseph Norman -- 11. 'Comrades in Tentacles': H.P. Lovecraft and China Mieville; Martyn Colebrook -- 12. Tentacles and Teeth: The Lovecraftian Being in Popular Culture; Mark Jones.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "New critical essays on H.P. Lovecraft offers an exciting investigation of this significant writer's works and influence. In the collection a range of noted scholars, novelists and writers, take a multidisciplinary approach, exploring Lovecraft's life, his most beloved stories and his continuing presence in popular culture. Their work provides the first scholarly study of its kind, creating a book that is enlightening for both academics and fans of a figure that Stephen King called "the twentieth century's greatest practitioner of the classic horror tale.""-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Lovecraft, H. P. (Howard Phillips), 1890-1937 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Horror tales, American -- History and criticism.
Related Names Simmons, David, 1979- editor of compilation.
ISBN 9781137332240 hardback
1137332247 hardback
OCLC number 829387006