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A87920832 - Lovecraft - Time, Duality and Identity Crisis

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Tavaron da Quirm - Arts Editor

Not only that but I sometimes discover that what I think is common knowledge is not so common at all. Then I start reading again to be able to properly explain what I mean.


A87920832 - Lovecraft - Time, Duality and Identity Crisis

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Dmitri Gheorgheni

Good observations, Tav and Bob! smiley - smiley That's what the Guide is about - pooling what we know, or can learn, in a way that makes it accessible.


A87920832 - Lovecraft - Time, Duality and Identity Crisis

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Bluebottle

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Entry: Lovecraft - Time, Duality and Identity Crisis - A87920832
Author: Paigetheoracle - U15002949

Are you still around on h2g2?

With this entry, would you be able to write an introduction to help readers who have never heard of HP Lovecraft know who he was. Just something to cover that he was an author famed for his horror/creepy science fiction work, when he lived and where, that sort of thing. A little bit of background information.

It also potentially seems unfair that the very first thing you tell us about him was that he was racist. He isn't famous and still influential today firstly because he was racist but because of his writing. And for well and truly crossing the genius/madness line. Yes, he was racist (fear, distrust or hatred accompanying difference of race) but was this a small part of his overall xenophobia (fear, distrust or hatred of that perceived to be different or strange)? I was under the impression that he lived an extremely isolated life and pretty much did his best to avoid all social contact with everyone, regardless of their race.

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A87920832 - Lovecraft - Time, Duality and Identity Crisis

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Dmitri Gheorgheni

The author is currently out of town. smiley - smiley He'll be back.


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