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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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Cynical Materialist (1919–21)

Cynical Materialist (1919–21)

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(p.125) Chapter Eight Cynical Materialist (1919–21)
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A Dreamer and a Visionary
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780853239468.003.0008

This chapter examines Lovecraft's life and work between 1919 and 1921. It describes his popularity at various local and national amateur journalism conventions; his interest in philosophy and focus on fiction-writing; the influence of Lord Dunsany on his fiction; and his writing of tales of supernatural horror.

Keywords:   amateur journalism, philosophy, fiction writing, Lord Dunsany, supernatural horror

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