H.P. Lovecraft was a writer of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. He invented the term "cosmic fiction," which would become the philosophy guiding his writing.
"Pleasure to me is wonder — the unexplored, the unexpected, the thing that is hidden and the changeless thing that lurks behind superficial mutability. To trace the remote in the immediate; the eternal in the ephemeral; the past in the present; the infinite in the finite; these are to me the springs of delight and beauty."
— H.P. Lovecraft
ARTICLES FEATURING H.P.
Terror Incognita: The Paradoxical History of Cosmic Horror, from Lovecraft to Ligotti
H.P. LOVECRAFT FIRST published “Supernatural Horror in Literature” in 1927, when the 37-year-old writer had recently returned to his birthplace ...
To Understand the World Is To Be Destroyed By It: On H.P. Lovecraft
WHY LOVECRAFT? Why has Howard Phillips Lovecraft, the elitist, eccentric, racist New England writer of that specialized brand of fear literature ...
Decay is the Way Dead Things Live
It’s hard not to read this as a profession of artistic faith, of Schulz’s conviction in an art made out of scraps and remnants....