Fungi from Yuggoth - The Sonnet Cycle: Contextualized with a Selection of Other Lovecraft Poems - A Pulp-Lit Annotated Edition

Fungi from Yuggoth - The Sonnet Cycle: Contextualized with a Selection of Other Lovecraft Poems - A Pulp-Lit Annotated Edition

by H. P. Lovecraft, Finn J.D. John


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Although he’s best known for his works of weird fiction, H.P. Lovecraft for most of his life considered himself primarily a poet. This cycle of 36 classic-form sonnets, infused with his trademark cosmic dread, represents the pinnacle of Lovecraft’s career as a poet, and it’s his most well-known and thoroughly-studied body of poetry.

This volume presents Fungi from Yuggoth in the context of Lovecraft’s literary life, with examples of his other poetry. In it, you will discover — or rediscover — the dark humor, bold imagination, and sparkling wit that is Howard Phillips Lovecraft’s enduring gift to the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781945032165
Publisher: Pulp-Lit Productions
Publication date: 07/08/2016
Pages: 102
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.38(d)

About the Author

Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890-1937), commonly known as H. P. Lovecraft, was an American author known for his works of horror fiction (many of which have been adapted into movies). Having died in obscure poverty, he achieved posthumous fame for his books and stories. Today, he is best known for his take on The Call of Cthulhu. Because of his influence on contemporary writers and the development of his unique style known as "Lovecraftian," he is often compared to Edgar Allan Poe.

Table of Contents

Foreword 3

Part I: Early poetry, 1915-1919 9
Unda; or, The Bride of the Sea (1915) 11
Untitled Drinking-Song (1917) 15
Nemesis (1918) 17
Psychopompos: A Tale in Rhyme (1919) 21

Part II: The 1929-1930 Resurgence 33
The Outpost (1929) 35
The Ancient Track (1929) 39

Part III: Fungi from Yuggoth (1929-1930) 43
I. The Book 45
II. Pursuit 46
III. The Key 47
IV. Recognition 48
V. Homecoming 49
VI. The Lamp 50
VII. Zaman's Hill 51
VIII. The Port 52
IX. The Courtyard 53

X. The Pigeon-Flyers 54
XI. The Well 55
XII. The Howler 56
XIII. Hesperia 57
XIV. Star-Winds 58
XV. Antarktos 59
XVI. The Window 60
XVII. A Memory 61
XVIII. The Gardens of Yin 62
XIX. The Bells 63
XX. Night-Gaunts 64
XXI. Nyarlarthotep 65
XXII. Azathoth 66
XXIII. Mirage 67
XXIV. The Canal 68
XXV. St. Toad's 69
XXVI. The Familiars 70
XXVII. The Elder Pharos 71
XXVIII. Expectancy 72
XXIX. Nostalgia 73
XXX. Background 74
XXXI. The Dweller 75
XXXII. Alienation 76
XXXIII. Harbour Whistles 77
XXXIV. Recapture 78
XXXV. Evening Star 79
XXXVI. Continuity 80

Part IV: Late Poetry, 1935-1936 83
In a Sequester'd Providence
Churchyard where Once Poe
Walked (1936) 85
To Clark Ashton Smith, Esq., upon
His Phantastick Tales, Verses, Pictures,
and Sculptures (1936) 86

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