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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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Epilogue: Thou Art Not Gone

Epilogue: Thou Art Not Gone

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(p.389) Epilogue: Thou Art Not Gone
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A Dreamer and a Visionary
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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780853239468.003.0021

This chapter focuses on events following Lovecraft's death on 15 March 1937. A funeral service was held on 18 March attended by small number of friends and relatives: Annie, Harry Brobst and his wife, and Annie's friend Edna Lewis. The outpouring of grief from both the weird fiction and the amateur press was instantaneous and overwhelming; Lovecraft's death also inspired a significant number of poetic tributes. The chapter then discusses how an obscure writer, who died with no book issued by a major publisher, managed to attain worldwide renown as the leading author of supernatural fiction in the twentieth century.

Keywords:   death, tributes, weird fiction, supernatural fiction, writer

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