In the Mountains of Madness: The Life, Death, and Extraordinary Afterlife of H.P. Lovecraft

In the Mountains of Madness: The Life, Death, and Extraordinary Afterlife of H.P. Lovecraft

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Overview

In the Mountains of Madness: The Life, Death, and Extraordinary Afterlife of H. P. Lovecraft interweaves the biography of the legendary writer with an exploration of Lovecraft as a phenomenon. It aims to explain this reclusive figure while also challenging some of the general views held by Lovecraft devotees, focusing specifically on the large cross-section of horror and science fiction fans who know Lovecraft through films, role-playing games, and video games directly influenced by his work but know little or nothing about him.

More than a traditional biography, In the Mountains of Madness will place Lovecraft and his work in a cultural context, as an artist more in tune with our time than his own. Much of the literary work on Lovecraft tries to place him in relation to Edgar Allan Poe, M. R. James, or Arthur Machen; these ideas have little meaning for most contemporary readers. In his provocative new book, W. Scott Poole reclaims the true essence of Lovecraft in relation to the comics of Joe Lansdale, the novels of Stephen King, and some of the biggest blockbuster films in contemporary America, proving the undying influence of this rare and significant figure.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781515959939
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date: 09/13/2016
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

W. Scott Poole, who teaches at the College of Charleston, has written widely about American history and pop culture. His books include Vampira: Dark Goddess of Horror and the award-winning history Monsters in America, which received the John G. Cawelti prize from the Popular Culture Association.

Tim Campbell is a multiple AudioFile Earphones Award-winning narrator. He has performed hundreds of titles in a variety of genres and was a finalist for the 2017 Voice Arts Awards best narration performance in nonfiction.

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