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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.


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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

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.


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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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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

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


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SashaQ - happysad

We have an Entry about HP Lovecraft A258040 but not one about Edgar Allen Poe...


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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

That should be remedied. smiley - ok Going to work on it.


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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

'The Unusual Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe' A87935179

He only lived for 40 years, so I kept it down to 1300 words. smiley - tongueincheek


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SashaQ - happysad

Excellent, thank you! smiley - ok


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Bluebottle

To what extent is Paigetheoracle still around on h2g2?
The last post to a conversation was in November, yet I see A87936844 was in this week's smiley - thepost <./>thepost</.>.

Paigetheoracle - are you still actively engaged in writing this entry? And your other entries? Only you've not responded to anything this year?

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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

I will ping him.


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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

He's having problems posting - I've made suggestions. smiley - winkeye


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