H. P. Lovecraft: Four Decades Of Criticism
H.P. Lovecraft: Four Decades of Criticism
Edited by S. T. Joshi
1980 Athens, OH: Ohio University Press


Seminal collection of essays on Lovecraft and his work, taken from the first four decades of Lovecraft study and criticism.


  1. Acknowledgements, ix-x
  2. Preface, xiii-xv
  3. H. P. Lovecraft: His Life and Work by Kenneth W. Faig, Jr and S. T. Joshi, 1-19
  4. Lovecraft Criticism: A Study by S. T. Joshi, 20-26
  5. A Chronology of Selected Works by H. P. Lovecraft by S. T. Joshi, 27-42
  6. H. P. Lovecraft: An Appreciation by T. O. Mabbott, 43-45
  7. Tales of the Marvellous and the Ridiculous by Edmund Wilson, 46-49
  8. A Literary Copernicus by Fritz Leiber, Jr, 50-62
  9. From The Supernatural in Fiction by Peter Penzoldt, 63-78
  10. The Cthulhu Mythos: A Study by George T. Wetzel, 79-95
  11. Some Notes on Cthulhuian Pseudobiblia by Edward Lauterbach, 96-103
  12. H. P. Lovecraft: Myth-Maker by Dirk W. Mosig, 104-112
  13. On the Literary Influences Which Shaped Lovecraft's Works by J. Vernon Shea, 113-139
  14. Through Hyperspace with Brown Jenkin: Lovecraft's Contribution to Speculative Fiction by Fritz Leiber, Jr 140-152
  15. The Influence of Vathek on H. P. Lovecraft's The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath by Peter Cannon, 153-157
  16. Poe and Lovecraft by Robert Bloch, 158-160
  17. H. P. Lovecraft in Hawthornian Perspective by Peter Canon, 161-165
  18. Facts in the Case of H. P. Lovecraft by Barton L. St. Armand, 166-185
  19. "The White Ship": A Psychological Odyssey by Dirk W. Mosig, 186-190
  20. Lovecraft and the Cosmic Quality in Fiction by Richard L. Tierney, 191-195
  21. Dystopia as Utopia: Howard Phillips Lovecraft and the Unknown Content of American Horror Literature by Paul Buhle, 196-210
  22. A Parenthesis on Lovecraft as Poet by Winfield Townley Scott, 211-216
  23. A Lovecraftian Nightmare by R. Boerem, 217-221
  24. The Continuity of the Fungi from Yuggoth by R. Boerem, 222-226
  25. To Howard Phillips Lovecraft by Clark Ashton Smith, 227-228
  26. The Collected Works of H. P. Lovecraft, 229-231
  27. Supplementary Readings, 232-237
  28. Index, 238-246
  29. Note About the Editor, 247

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