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Another hero felled by words

October 23, 2011

lovecraftIt is H. P. Lovecraft’s 120th birthday, and of course we all know him as the author of stories of pure evil.  Well, it turns out that his private writings were just as evil too.  Another authorial great blemished; the next thing you know, they’ll be saying that Emily Dickinson’s “genius” was just epilepsy.  (HT:  JPS blog).

2 Comments leave one →
  1. October 24, 2011 3:42 pm

    And Lovecraft couldn’t be in a building where people were cooking fish, either, they say.

  2. October 25, 2011 1:50 pm

    Funny — a reference to “The Shadow Over Innsmouth”, I presume.

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