I have previously resisted the urge to peek behind the curtain at Lovecraft the writer, mostly because I didn’t feel qualified to discuss his history. I have read some biographical information, and some of his correspondence, but I am not an expert. I’m a fan, an enthusiast, an advocate – but not a biographer.
Still, I felt it would be a slight not to touch on some aspect of his real life, so today’s reading is a quick overview of Lovecraft’s life and work. (The article also makes clear his view on the occult and religion, which is a point I’ve had to clarify many times amongst the sort who believe the Necronomicon is real.)
Your assignment today is pure speculation. What aspect of modern culture do you think would have influenced Lovecraft if he were writing today? What contemporary scientific or cultural developments do you think would have enthralled him? Make your case in 300 words or less.
Note: The final is fast approaching. Procrastinators, take heed!