Wednesday, June 24, 2009

H.P.L. on the B.B.C.

A piece on Howard Phillips Lovecraft. I think it is the B.B.C., radio:

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Part 2
Part 3
That one has one of my new all time favorite internet comments: "I'd love to have chatted with tha man. If he met me, I'd have illustrated some really awesome pictures for his dark art. I'm an artist, working currently for a game's company. I think Lovecraft would have been proud of the work they put into the call of cthulu pc game."
Part 4
Part 5

Bless grandpa's old bones.


  1. thank you... that was really good. i didn't know he was such a xenophobe... but then his brain was full of syphilis so i guess i can give him a pass on that.

  2. He actually didn't have Syphilis. It is even debatable that his dad did and more unproven that his mom did. He did die of stomach cancer or something. Which is interesting based on those childhood dreams of Night Gaunts grabbing him up by his stomach. I love how everyone wants to identify with him but nobody wants to delve into how fucked up in the head he was. Also, I find all that stuff about how great a writer he was to be kind of silly. He is really good but he is no Poe.