H. P. LOVECRAFT
Howard Phillips Lovecraft was born in Providence, Rhode Island in 1890. His father died in 1898, and his mother suffered from mental instability until her death in 1921. Poor health and his neurotic, overprotective mother combined to make something of a recluse of Lovecraft. Growing up, he had little contact with other children, and as an adult maintained his many long-distance relationships through voluminous correspondence. He was obsessed with dreams, and wrote most of his stories and poems around a central theme of ancient gods who once ruled the earth and are merely awaiting a return to power. His writings appeared mostly in the “pulp” magazines of his time and received little critical attention outside of the horror genre. Since Lovecraft’s death in 1937, his stories have grown in popularity and have spawned a huge cult of both fans and professional writers who continue to expand Lovecraft's themes through stories set in the “Cthulhu Mythos.”
Graphic Classics: H.P. Lovecraft
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