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Lovecraft's Book

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Lovecraft's Mein Kampf

When unworldly fantasist H.P. Lovecraft was approached by crafty fanatic George Sylvester Viereck to write an American Mein Kampf, the bait was almost irresistible.

If Lovecraft would lend his pen and his Anglo-Saxon stock to the fascist cause, Viereck would arrange the publication in proper book form of a volume of his stories, hitherto scattered in p
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Paperback, 276 pages
Published 1987 by Grafton Books (first published 1985)
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When Lovecraft first visited New York City, he was disgusted by the influx of immigrants from Southern and Eastern Europe. Despite his dislike of Jews, Lovecraft ended up marrying one. Lovecraft's wife Sonia Greene stated of her husband's (after they divorced) response to the inhabitants of the city, "Whenever we found ourselves in the racially mixed crowds which characterize New York, Howard would become livid with rage. He seemed almost to lose his mind." Adolf Hitler also responded in a simi
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John
Apr 14, 2015 rated it liked it
With the exception of Bram Stoker's The Lair of the White Worm, this is the strangest book I've ever read. A fictional (although not completely?) account of horror/fantasy writer HP Lovecraft and his attempt to get a book of his stories published in return for writing a book of fascist propaganda for the Nazi movement in America.

The book is strange for many reasons. One being that the book really isn't about Lovecraft at all, but about the rise of the far right in the States between the wars. Lo
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La Espada en la Tinta
May 08, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: received
Howard Philips Lovecraft, además de uno de los mayores nombres de la literatura de terror, era un xenofobo convencido. Esto es un hecho innegable: cualquiera que sepa algo de su vida puede constatarlo —el famoso episodio de su visita a Nueva York, donde la visión de inmigrantes de variadas nacionalidades le asqueó profundamente— e incluso resulta evidente en su obra, donde a menudo insiste en temas de raza y mestizaje.

Sigue leyendo...
Stephen Theaker
May 18, 2008 rated it really liked it
I admit to being rather bamboozled when reading this, which must have been a long time ago - at first I thought it was all true. By the end of course, once the adventure really gets going, I realised that it wasn't, but that didn't detract from the fun of it. If after reading this you're in the mood for more fictional adventures of Lovecraft, you could try Robert Silverberg's To the Land of the Living, in which he plays a small but significant role.
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