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Lovecraft

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Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890--1937) has been described variously as the successor to Edgar Allan Poe, a master of the Gothic horror tale, and one of the father of modern supernatural fantasy fiction. Published originally in pulp magazines, his works have grown in popularity since his death, so that more than thirty editions are currently in print.

Yet only recently has L
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Hardcover, 170 pages
Published October 1st 1990 by University Press of Kentucky
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Sean O'Hara
May 31, 2010 Sean O'Hara rated it did not like it
Shelves: horror, lit-crit
When you pick up a book by a college professor about H.P. Lovecraft, you might expect an analysis of his stories, his cross-referencing of other authors' works, his philosophical views, not to mention some of his ookier ideas on race.

Donald Burleson does none of this. Instead, he spends 160 pages babbling non-sense like an undergrad trying to finish a 1000 word paper on a book he didn't read. A typical example:

"The striking thing, immediately, about the title 'The Statement of Randolph Carter' i
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Jacques le fataliste et son maître
Decostruire Lovecraft... con qualche virtuosismo di troppo. In ogni caso decisamente stimolante.
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American ufologist.

Burleson is a UFO field investigator, research consultant, and New Mexico State Director for the Mutual UFO Network ( MUFON )

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