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Fungi from Yuggoth - a book by Lovecraft, H. P.

Fungi from Yuggoth

Fungi from Yuggoth( )
Author: Lovecraft, H. P.
Illustrator: Mitchell, D. M.
Publication Date:Jul 2013
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $10.00
Book Description:

H.P. Lovecraft's famous cosmic sonnet cycle, along with selected complimentary poems and prose fragments, lavishly illustrated by D M Mitchell, editor of the acclaimed Lovecraftian anthology The Starry Wisdom. The book's visuals parallel rather than literally illustrate the texts, drawing out a lineage for Lovecraft's work far from that usually attributed to him, that of 'gothic horror' or pessimistic Science Fiction. They dig into roots of Symbolism, Surrealism, Esoterica, and trace...
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Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 0.33 Inches
Book Weight:0.61 Pounds
Author Biography
Lovecraft, H. P. (Author)
Howard Phillips Lovecraft, 1890 - 1937 H. P. Lovecraft was born on August 20, 1890 in Providence, Rhode Island. His mother was Sarah Susan Phillips Lovecraft and his father was Winfield Scott Lovecraft, a traveling salesman for Gorham & Co. Silversmtihs. Lovecraft was reciting poetry at the age of two and when he was three years old, his father suffered a mental breakdown and was admitted to Butler Hospital. He spent five years there before dying on July 19, 1898 of paresis, a form of neurosyphillis. During those five years, Lovecraft was told that his father was paralyzed and in a coma, which was not the case.

His mother, two aunts and grandfather were now bringing up Lovecraft. He suffered from frequent illnesses as a boy, many of which were psychological. He began writing between the ages of six and seven and, at about the age of eight, he discovered science. He began to produce the hectographed journals, "The Scientific Gazette" (1899-1907) and "The Rhode Island Journal of Astronomy" (1903-07). His first appearance in print happened, in 1906, when he wrote a letter on an astronomical matter to The Providence Sunday Journal. A short time later, he began writing a monthly astronomy column for The Pawtuxet Valley Gleaner - a rural paper. He also wrote columns for The Providence Tribune (1906-08), The Providence Evening News (1914-18), The Asheville (N.C.) Gazette-News (1915).

In 1904, his grandfather died and the family suffered severe financial difficulties, which forced him and his mother to move out of their Victorian home. Devastated by this, he apparently contemplated suicide. In 1908, before graduating from high school, he suffered a nervous breakdown. He didn't receive a diploma and failed to get into Brown University, both of which caused him great shame. Lovecraft was not heard from for five years, re-emerging because of a letter he wrote in protest to Fred Jackson's love story in The Argosy. His letter was published in 191

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