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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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A Renewed Will to Live (1914–17)

A Renewed Will to Live (1914–17)

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(p.77) Chapter Six A Renewed Will to Live (1914–17)
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A Dreamer and a Visionary
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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780853239468.003.0006

This chapter examines Lovecraft's life and work between 1914 and 1917. Lovecraft entered the world of amateur journalism in April 1914. As he plunged into amateur activity, contributing essays and poems (later stories) to amateur journals, becoming involved in heated controversies, and in general taking stock of the little world he had stumbled upon, he gradually developed the belief that amateur journalism was an ideal vehicle for achieving two important goals: first, abstract self-expression without thought of remuneration; and second, education, especially for those who had not had the benefit of formal schooling.

Keywords:   amateur journalism, Amateur Press Associations, abstract self-expression, education

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