Lovecraft - ...Arthur Jermyn..., A Review

In the cavernous halls of literary discourse, an author’s name may echo with the resonance of a multitude of meanings. Few names reverberate through the maze of horror literature as profoundly as that of Howard Phillips (H.P.) Lovecraft, a master of the macabre whose works traverse the ghoulish boundaries of terrestrial reality, spiraling into the abyss of cosmic dread and existential despair. As one delves deeper into the dimly lit corridors of Lovecraft’s canon, the chilling tale of "Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family" emerges from the darkness, an ominous specter of his fiction that confronts readers with its grotesque imagery and haunting implications.

Lovecraft - Ex Oblivione, A Review

As we traverse the labyrinthine annals of Howard Phillips Lovecraft's spectral treasury, we encounter one of his more obscure yet profound works: "Ex Oblivione". An entity of fleeting length, yet vast in philosophical depth, it emerges as a phantasmal flower in the abyssal garden of Lovecraft's oeuvre, radiating a distinct, lonesome hue of existential dread.

Lovecraft - The Street, A Review

Beneath the inky expanse of time's great abyss, where spectral shadows dance their eternal danse macabre, we plunge into the abyssal depths of "The Street", an often-overlooked work by the preeminent purveyor of cosmic horror, Howard Phillips Lovecraft. As we tread upon the cobblestones of this ancient thoroughfare, we succumb to a chilling realization of inescapable entropy, a motif that Lovecraft frequently wields to instill a sense of dread and insignificance.

Lovecraft - Polaris, A Review

Within the shadowy and arcane dominions of cosmic literature lies a story of such profound and chilling nature that it dares to traverse the confines of the waking world, delving into the enigmas of dreams and the labyrinthian complexities of time itself. This tale, entitled "Polaris," stands as a testament to the unparalleled imagination of the esteemed Howard Phillips Lovecraft, the masterful architect of countless horrors that lurk beyond the realm of human comprehension.

Lovecraft - Nyarlathotep, A Review

In the stygian recesses of the literary realm inhabited by the enigmatic Howard Phillips Lovecraft, a multitude of eldritch tales lay in wait, poised to ensnare the minds of unsuspecting readers with their horrifying charms. Among these shadowed works stands "Nyarlathotep," a prose poem of dreadful import and phantasmagoric potency. This foreboding narrative, steeped in the miasmic gloom of cosmic dread, occupies a peculiar niche within Lovecraft's writings, a singular testament to his unparalleled ability to conjure images of existential terror and the yawning abyss of the unknown.

Lovecraft - The Cats of Ulthar, A Review

Amidst the vast and uncanny library of eldritch horrors and macabre fantasies penned by the enigmatic Howard Phillips Lovecraft, there lies a tome of singular import, a tale woven with the strangest of sorceries and the most primal of human affections. "The Cats of Ulthar," a darkly enchanting fable, stands apart as a testament to the author's facility for crafting narratives that transcend the bounds of cosmic dread and delve into the realm of the phantasmagoric.

Lovecraft - Doom That Came to Sarnath, A Review

In the dread-laden annals of supernatural fiction, the name Howard Phillips Lovecraft stands as a chilling monolith of cosmic horror, a beacon of terror which casts its baleful shadow over the genre. Among the myriad tales that comprise Lovecraft's oeuvre, "The Doom That Came to Sarnath" holds a singular position, embodying the author's fascination with ancient civilizations and their cyclopean monuments to gods long-forgotten.

Lovecraft - Poetry and the Gods, A Review

Within the twilight realms of literary creation, the name Howard Phillips (H.P.) Lovecraft looms as an eldritch colossus, a harbinger of cosmic horror and dread-inducing prose. Yet in his vast and convoluted collection of writings, certain works defy categorization and expectation, transcending the boundaries of his typical fare. Such a tale is "Poetry and the Gods," a collaboration betwixt Lovecraft and the lesser-known Anna Helen Crofts, whose influence weaves a tapestry of sublime beauty amidst the shadows of the macabre.

Lovecraft - Memory, A Review and Critique

In the pantheon of eldritch tales, penned by that most eminent and enigmatic of authors, Howard Phillips Lovecraft, there exists a lesser-known yet profoundly evocative short story, entitled "Memory." This brief yet potent piece, first published in the May 1923 issue of The National Amateur, bears witness to the unyielding decay of time and the irrevocable erosion of civilization. As is the solemn duty of any devoted chronicler of Lovecraft's oeuvre, I shall strive to analyze this enigmatic work, with due reference to the esteemed scholars who have preceded me, and to situate it within the context of Lovecraft's broader literary legacy.

Lovecraft - The Alchemist, A Review and Critique

In the shadowy realms of weird fiction, few names evoke as much dread as the master of the macabre, H.P. Lovecraft. Among his early tales, "The Alchemist" stands as a testament to the author's burgeoning genius, weaving a chilling tale of sorcery, vengeance, and the inexorable march of time. Published in 1916, this short story marks the beginning of Lovecraft's foray into the genre that would later bear his indelible mark (Joshi, 2013).

Lovecraft - Dagon, A Review and Critique

Amidst the swirling maelstrom of H.P. Lovecraft's literary canon, one encounters a chilling tale of cosmic horror, a short story known as "Dagon" (1917). Within the confines of this narrative, Lovecraft invites the reader to descend into the abyssal depths, where they shall confront the primordial forces that defy human comprehension and reveal the insignificance of our species in the vast, uncaring cosmos.

Lovecraft - The Tomb, A Review and Critique

In the cold, dark recesses of the literary catacombs, one may stumble upon a tale of ghastly grandeur and spectral fascination, penned by none other than the master of eldritch horror, H.P. Lovecraft. It is a tale known as "The Tomb" (1917), which stands as a testament to Lovecraft's early forays into the macabre and the supernatural. The prose, shrouded in an archaic veil and adorned with the ornamentation of the Gothic, beckons the reader into the sepulchral depths of a world beyond the mundane.

Lovecraft - The Beast in the Cave, A Review and Critique

"The Beast in the Cave," a tale of eerie proportions, was penned by the esteemed chronicler of horror, H.P. Lovecraft, in the year 1905, when he was but a lad of fourteen winters. It was not until the year 1918 that this unsettling narrative was first unveiled to the unsuspecting public. Within its confines, the reader is regaled with the account of a hapless soul who, having become astray in a subterranean labyrinth, is confronted by a being of enigmatic and sinister origin.

Lovecraft - The White Ship, A Review and Critique

It is with a sense of foreboding wonder that we embark upon an analysis of "The White Ship," a tale penned by the inimitable master of the macabre, H.P. Lovecraft. First published in the November 1919 issue of The United Amateur, this early work embodies Lovecraft's burgeoning penchant for the fantastical and the dreamlike, as it weaves the story of Basil Elton, a lighthouse keeper who is carried away on a voyage through unknown realms aboard a mysterious white ship.

Lovecraft - The Statement of Randolph Carter, A Review

Among the dolorous and eldritch annals of weird literature, few names evoke the same profound sense of cosmic horror and otherworldly dread as that of the late Howard Phillips Lovecraft. Among the pantheon of his literary creations, "The Statement of Randolph Carter" serves as a chilling testament to Lovecraft's macabre genius, showcasing his uncanny ability to weave tales of abject terror that haunt the reader's fevered imagination long after the final page has been turned.

Lovecraft - Beyond the Wall of Sleep, A Critical Review

Amidst the unfathomable depths of the cosmos and the intricate labyrinth of the human psyche, lies a tale of mystifying darkness and cosmic revelation: "Beyond the Wall of Sleep." This intriguing work, penned by the inimitable Howard Phillips Lovecraft and first published in the October 1919 issue of Pine Cones, stands as a testament to the author's extraordinary ability to meld science, horror, and the exploration of the human mind. In this essay, I shall endeavor to dissect this enigmatic tale and compare it to Lovecraft's greater corpus, drawing upon the erudite analyses of esteemed scholars, and providing a comprehensive review of this chilling tale.



Pragmatic Journey is Richard (rich) Wermske's life of recovery; a spiritual journey inspired by Buddhism, a career in technology and management with linux, digital security, bpm, and paralegal stuff; augmented with gaming, literature, philosophy, art and music; and compassionate kinship with all things living -- especially cats; and people with whom I share no common language.