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The Resource In the mountains of madness : the life and extraordinary afterlife of H.P. Lovecraft, W. Scott Poole

In the mountains of madness : the life and extraordinary afterlife of H.P. Lovecraft, W. Scott Poole

Label
In the mountains of madness : the life and extraordinary afterlife of H.P. Lovecraft
Title
In the mountains of madness
Title remainder
the life and extraordinary afterlife of H.P. Lovecraft
Statement of responsibility
W. Scott Poole
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the Mountains of Madness interweaves the biography of the legendary writer with an exploration of Lovecraft as a phenomenon. It aims to explain this reclusive figure while also challenging some of the general views held by Lovecraft devotees, focusing specifically on the large cross-section of horror and science fiction fans who know Lovecraft through films, Role Playing Games, and video games directly influenced by his work but know little or nothing about him. More than a traditional biography, In The Mountains of Madness will place Lovecraft and his work in a cultural context, as an artist more in tune with our time than his own. Much of the literary work on Lovecraft tries to place him in relation to Poe or M.R. James or Arthur Machen; these ideas have little meaning for most contemporary readers. In his provocative new book, Poole reclaims the true essence of Lovecraft in relation to the comics of Joe Lansdale, the novels of Stephen King, and some of the biggest blockbuster films in contemporary America, proving the undying influence of this rare and significant figure"--
Summary
In the Mountains of Madness interweaves the biography of the legendary writer with an exploration of Lovecraft as a phenomenon. It aims to explain this reclusive figure while also challenging some of the general views held by Lovecraft devotees, focusing specifically on the large cross-section of horror and science fiction fans who know Lovecraft through films, Role Playing Games, and video games directly influenced by his work but know little or nothing about him
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10528257
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Poole, W. Scott
Dewey number
  • 813/.52
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3523.O833
LC item number
Z838 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Lovecraft, H. P.
  • Lovecraft, H. P.
  • Lovecraft, H. P.
  • Lovecraft, H. P.
  • Horror tales, American
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Art appreciation
  • Horror tales, American
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the life, death, and extraordinary afterlife of H.P. Lovecraft
Label
In the mountains of madness : the life and extraordinary afterlife of H.P. Lovecraft, W. Scott Poole
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes a "chronological, lightly annotated listing of H.P. Lovecraft's tales in the order he wrote them" and Necronomicon: a fakelore, "an annotated list of the best known and most influential hoaxes, texts of ceremonial magic, fakelore and pop cultural renditions of Lovecraft's book of unnamable horror."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-278)
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The night gaunts -- Forbidden books -- Cthulhu rises
Control code
ocn941875530
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
236 pages
Isbn
9781593766474
Lccn
2016020228
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)941875530
Label
In the mountains of madness : the life and extraordinary afterlife of H.P. Lovecraft, W. Scott Poole
Publication
Note
Includes a "chronological, lightly annotated listing of H.P. Lovecraft's tales in the order he wrote them" and Necronomicon: a fakelore, "an annotated list of the best known and most influential hoaxes, texts of ceremonial magic, fakelore and pop cultural renditions of Lovecraft's book of unnamable horror."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-278)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The night gaunts -- Forbidden books -- Cthulhu rises
Control code
ocn941875530
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
236 pages
Isbn
9781593766474
Lccn
2016020228
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)941875530

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