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A Dreamer and a VisionaryH P Lovecraft in His Time$
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S. T. Joshi

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780853239468

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846312991

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Feverish and Incessant Scribbling (1917–19)

Feverish and Incessant Scribbling (1917–19)

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(p.107) Chapter Seven Feverish and Incessant Scribbling (1917–19)
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A Dreamer and a Visionary
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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780853239468.003.0007

This chapter, which examines Lovecraft's life and work between 1917 and 1919, details how his resumption of weird writing was encouraged W. Paul Cook. It considers his attempts to escape the stylistic influence of Poe. The chapter also discusses Lovecraft's emergence as a towering figure in the tiny world of amateur journalism, and his relationship with his mother.

Keywords:   weird writing, W. Paul Cook, Edgar Allan Poe, amateur journalism

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