The World of H.P. Lovecraft
Wednesday, literary historian Leslie Klinger is with us to talk about an early master of science fiction and horror. H.P. Lovecraft’s writing was a departure from his gothic predecessors. He created a strange mythos in which aliens and unspeakable creatures shared our world. And that world was shaped by Lovecraft’s own troubling realities: he was terrified of going insane and he was a deeply racist man. We’ll talk about Lovecraft’s rise from obscurity and his influence on writers today.
Leslie Klinger has written a number of annotated editions of classic literature, including his 3-volume The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes [Amazon|Indiebound], The New Annotated Dracula [Indiebound|Amazon], and his latest, The New Annotated H.P. Lovecraft [Amazon|Indiebound]