Thursday, 22 March 2012

BBC on the Sage of Providence

On the 75th anniversary of H.P. Lovecraft's death, the BBC published a nice appreciation of the man and his achievements, penned by none other than Ramsey Campbell. Well worth a read, though of course for fans it covers a lot of familiar territory. I think Campbell captures the essense of HPL's achievement very neatly:
His determination to convey awe gives his tales a quality too seldom found. His work unites the British and American traditions of horror fiction - it unites the realistic and the fantastic, the personal and the cosmic, the occult and the scientific.

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