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The H. P. Lovecraft Historical Society

The H. P. Lovecraft Historical Society
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Scriptorium - H.P. Lovecraft By S.T. Joshi Introduction Why study H. P. The ancillary question "Why read H. What we must do, then, is to see what there is about Lovecraft that is worth studying, and why, one hundred years after his birth, he commands so large a popular and a scholarly following. Howard Phillips Lovecraft was born on 20 August 1890 in his native home at 454 (then 194) Angell Street in Providence, Rhode Island. Those readings – done at random in the capacious family library – can be classified into three broad areas: antiquarianism; fantasy and horror; and science. The prodigious fecundity of Lovecraft's early writing indicates not only precocity but considerable leisure; indeed, Lovecraft's formal schooling – first at Slater Avenue School, then at Hope Street High School – was always sporadic, and did not in the end lead to a diploma. Lovecraft was freed from this sequestration in a very curious way. It is in the amateur world that Lovecraft recommenced the writing of fiction.

Pulp Figures Home Lovecraft H.P. Poète de l’indicible, homme solitaire et maladif aux amertumes acides, Lovecraft est, aux côtés de Edgar A.Poe, l’un des grands maîtres de la littérature fantastique et d’épouvante, un génie des abysses dont l’œuvre tentaculaire plonge au cœur de nos peurs les plus enfouies... Très populaire en France, il a bâtit une mythologie complexe et monstrueuse, à partir de nombreuses nouvelles parues, pour la totalité, après sa mort. Son travail a profondément marqué des générations d’auteurs. Il serait très exagéré de dire que l’enfance de Howard Phillip Lovecraft fut une enfance heureuse. Howard vit dans une demeure immense, propriété de son grand-père, au 454 Angell Street. Howard P. En 1921, il perd sa mère, Sarah Susan Philips. En 1922, Lovecraft fait la rencontre de Sonia Heft Green, une journaliste amateur, comme lui. De retour à Providence, Lovecraft connait une période d’écriture fructueuse. Cette mythologie se résume ainsi : Les personnages de Lovecraft sont souvent peu épais.

Lovecraft Country Detailed map of Lovecraft Country Sometimes the phrase is used in a more inclusive sense, encompassing not only northeastern Massachusetts but also the southern hills of Vermont (the setting of "The Whisperer in Darkness") as well as Lovecraft's hometown of Providence, Rhode Island, where he set such works as The Case of Charles Dexter Ward. Lovecraft's fiction[edit] Map of Lovecraft country. In a 1930 letter to Robert E. Lovecraft first mentioned Arkham's Miskatonic University in Herbert West–Reanimator, written in 1921-1922. Derleth's additions[edit] August Derleth, Lovecraft's friend and literary executor, discouraged other Cthulhu Mythos writers from setting their stories in Lovecraft's New England. "The Lurker at the Threshold" is set in Billington's Wood, a fictional forest north of Arkham, while "Witch's Hollow" takes place in the titular valley in the hills to the west of the town. Roleplaying games[edit] New Tales of the Miskatonic Valley (2009) Other uses[edit] See also[edit]

Cthulhu Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Description et histoire[modifier | modifier le code] Il est présenté comme un « Grand Ancien », ce qui en fait l'équivalent d'un dieu extraterrestre millénaire, au même titre que Chaugnar Faugn. Dans sa nouvelle L'Appel de Cthulhu (1926), H. Prononciation[modifier | modifier le code] « La véritable sonorité, si les organes humains peuvent l'imiter, ou la retranscrire par courrier, ressemble à : khtûl'-hloo, la première syllabe étant prononcée gutturalement et très sèchement. Culte fictif[modifier | modifier le code] « Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn » est une litanie liée au culte de Cthulhu, traduit dans les ouvrages français par « Dans sa demeure de R'lyeh la morte, Cthulhu rêve et attend ». L'injonction Iä, Iä, Cthulhu fhtagn revient également souvent dans la bouche de ses adorateurs. Culture populaire[modifier | modifier le code] Cthulhu et Neil Gaiman Cthulhu et Cloverfield Cthulhu et Metallica Cthulhu et Donjons et Dragons

The H.P. Lovecraft Archive How 1930s Fascism Created Today's Trendiest Self-Defense | Flashback | OZY In May 1940, 500 immigrants, many Jewish, boarded the last boat to escape the rapidly tightening Nazi death-grip on Europe. The ship, Pentcho, started in Bratislava, Slovakia, wended its way down the Danube, was quarantined in Romanian waters — its passengers purposefully brought to the brink of starvation — and at last scratched its way into the Aegean Sea. Then the cursed ship wrecked. Most passengers were interned at a concentration camp in Italy, but a few evaded capture. Among the Pentcho’s escapees was Imi Lichtenfeld — and with him survived the concept of Krav Maga, the hand-to-hand self-defense system now officially used by the Israeli Defense Forces. “It was either hit or run. It makes sense that a style developed for the streets was developed in the streets — the violently anti-Semitic streets of Bratislava in the ’30s, that is. But Bratislava was no place for dancing. Imi fought back. He began training his friends to hit, too.

Cthulhu in Mesoamerica One of my favorite Cthulhu Mythos stories is "The Mound", a short novel conceived by Zealia Bishop and published with her name appearing as that of the sole author. Yet we all know that this tale is primarily the work of H. P. Francis T. But in "The Mound" we read that the humans who occupy blue-litten K'n-yan, which land lies somewhere far within the earth beneath the southwestern United States, carried on trade or contact of some sort with the surface Indians centuries ago. Now, the interesting thing is that there is a very important archaeological site in central Mexico where Quetzalcoatl was evidently worshipped alongside another god who bears some striking resemblances to Great CthuIhu. Teotihuacan, in the Aztec language, means "place of the gods". After the Teotihuacanos (whose city seems to have been mysteriously abandoned along with a great many others around 800 A.D.) the Toltecs dominated the central Mexican plateau.

CHOM (Dune) Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Pour les articles homonymes, voir CHOM. Le (ou la) CHOM, ou Combinat ou Compagnie des Honnêtes Ober Marchands, est une organisation du cycle de fiction de Dune, de Frank Herbert. La CHOM est la structure économique unique de l’Imperium. C’est un vaste marché commun où toutes les Grandes Maisons et Maisons mineures viennent échanger les biens produits par leurs fiefs, à côté des rares guildes et marchands indépendants qui parviennent à les égaler, tandis que chaque marché planétaire est laissé sous le contrôle de la Maison régnante. Toutes les Maisons y possèdent des parts, même minimes, et à partir d’un certain niveau, elles peuvent entrer aux divers conseils[réf. nécessaire]. Au niveau suprême, le conseil de direction de la compagnie est composé de l’Empereur et des Grandes Maisons les plus riches du Landsraad. Portail de la science-fiction

Cthulhu Mythos in popular culture This article provides a list of cultural references to the work of author H. P. Lovecraft. These references are collectively known as the Cthulhu Mythos. For works that are stylistically Lovecraftian, including comics and film adaptations influenced by Lovecraft, see Lovecraftian horror. Film[edit] Games[edit] Music[edit] Print[edit] Television[edit] References[edit]

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