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Essential Solitude by August Derleth
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Mar 07, 2009

bookshelves: currently-reading, letters, long-term-reading
Recommended for: those interested in reading Lovecraft's letters to Derleth - unabridged
Read in March, 2009

The first time I read (or notice, at any rate) that HPL has read "The Yellow Wall Paper" by Gilman, probably the single most original and disturbing "haunted house and/or insane protagonist" story ever written!

Actual review coming when I am done with the volumes and have digested them properly; so don't hold your breath;-)

Received my copies of this 2-vol hardcover set March 2, 2009.
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message 1: by [deleted user] (new)

HPL mentions the story in his Supernatural Horror essay, which I used once to argue that the story hadn't been as neglected as my opponent claimed.

message 2: by Henrik (last edited Sep 09, 2009 04:31AM) (new) - added it

Henrik Actually, less than one day later I checked in Supernatural Horror--and discovered it (I had totally overlooked it, apparently; I have read Supernatural many times!). Just forgot to add the information here, but you are, of course, right, Phillip:-)

Thanks for mentioning it.

Btw... What "opponent"?

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