Item #31091 H.P. Lovecraft: Against the World, Against Life. Michel Houellebecq.

H.P. Lovecraft: Against the World, Against Life

Believer Books:
San Francisco: 2005
First English edition, Trade paperback, Fine,
243 pp.
Cover artwork by: Sam Potts

An as new copy. Includes a long introduction by Stephen King. King’s blurb is, no doubt, better than any I can offer: “Michel Houellebecq’s essay H.P. LOVECRAFT: AGAINST THE WORLD, AGAINST LIFE is a remarkable blending of critical insight, fierce partisanship, and sympathetic biography - a kind of scholarly love letter, maybe even the world’s first truly cerebral mash note. The question is whether or not the subject rates such a rich and unexpected burst of creativity in what is ordinarily a dull-as-ditchwater, footnote-riddled field of work. Does this long-dead, pulp-magazine Johnson deserve such a Boswell? Houellebecq argues that H.P. Lovecraft does, that he matters a great deal even in the twenty-first century. As it happens, I think he could not be more right.” #31091

Price: $25.00

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