HP Lovecraft “The Familiars; The Elder Pharos” Poem animation

May 3, 2010 in Inquisitor News, Lovecraft News


Heres a virtual movie of Americas 20th century master of weird fiction HP Lovecraft (Howard Phillips Lovecraft) (August 20, 1890 March 15, 1937) he was an American author of horror, fantasy, and science fiction, known then simply as weird fiction. reading from his excellent and little known sonnet cycle, “Fungi from Yuggoth” the poem “The Familiars; The Elder Pharos” which he completed on January 4, 1930. Lovecraft’s major inspiration and invention was cosmic horror, the idea that life is incomprehensible to human minds and that the universe is fundamentally alien. Those who genuinely reason, like his protagonists, gamble with sanity. Lovecraft has developed a cult following for his Cthulhu Mythos, a series of loosely interconnected fiction featuring a pantheon of human-nullifying entities, as well as the Necronomicon, a fictional grimoire of magical rites and forbidden lore. His works were deeply pessimistic and cynical, challenging the values of the Enlightenment, Romanticism, and Christian humanism.[1][2] Lovecraft’s protagonists usually achieve the mirror-opposite of traditional gnosis and mysticism by momentarily glimpsing the horror of ultimate reality. Although Lovecraft’s readership was limited during his life, his reputation has grown over the decades, and he is now commonly regarded as one of the most influential horror writers of the 20th century, who together with Edgar Allan Poe has exerted “an incalculable influence on succeeding generations of writers of

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