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The first two essays in this slim collection are absolutely essential reading for Lovecraft scholars, but the rest... The problem is that Mosig is: a) a Jungian, and b) a Buddhist. His literary interpretations, mostly of "The Outsider," are thus for the most part highly dubious, marred as they are by the constant injection of psychoanalytical nonsense - although Mosig does state, to his credit, that these interpretations should be taken with a grain of salt. When he starts dragging Buddhist phil ...more