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The Dream World of H. P. Lovecraft
The Dream World of H. P. Lovecraft
His Life, His Demons, His Universe

By: Donald Tyson
Imprint: Llewellyn
Specs: Trade Paperback | 9780738722849
English  |  336 pages | 6 x 9 x 1 IN
Pub Date: November 2010
Price: $18.95 US,  $21.95 CAN
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Author H. P. Lovecraft (1890–1937) was a man of contradictions. He had a disdain for magic and religion, but ended up creating a whole new mythology in the classic book called the Necronomicon. His stories are fiction, and yet have become much more than that. They strike a deep chord in readers because the concepts are archetypal and tap into human consciousness.

To truly understand his writing you have to learn about Lovecraft himself. Here, occultist, author, and Lovecraft expert Donald Tyson looks fully at the man himself and how his psyche influenced his writing. Tyson reveals his flaws, including racism, anti-Semitism, and admiration of Hitler. He shares how Lovecraft’s dreams terrified him, and that it was through his horrific tales that he was, to a degree, able to come to terms with his night terrors, fears, madness, and idiosyncrasies.

Lovecraft is dead, but Cthulhu lives. This is the first biography that reveals the sources and prepares you for what may come.

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