Some Backgrounds Of Fairyland
Some Backgrounds Of Fairyland
H. P. Lovecraft
Marginalia (1944)


An essay on the supposed anthropological and archaeological sources of fairy-stories, tying together evidence of early hominids, folklore, and the witch-cult hypothesis as a narrative for a survival of an ancient race reminiscent of the "Little People" mythos of Arthur Machen. Taken from a letter to Wilfred B. Talman, probably written 23 September 1935.

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