Jun 8, 2017

H.P. Lovecraft: foresightful thinker

The Call of Cthulhu & Other Weird Stories
Above a small excerpt from the 7-page preface, dated 4 October 2016, written by Alan Moore for H.P. Lovecraft's The Call of Cthulhu & Other Weird Stories published by The Folio Society.

[...] The hindsight of almost a hundred years exposes H.P. Lovecraft as one of the twentieth century's most radical experimental writers despite the cobwebbed traditionalist disguise, as well as one of its most staggeringly original and worryingly foresightful thinkers. The infectious swoon of his delirious prose and his hallucinatory ideas evoke in the susceptible an escalating ecstasy of trepidation, like some legendarily unbalancing variety of absinthe that cannot be reproduced and isn't manufactured any more. [Alan Moore]

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