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Title The Lovecraftian Poe : essays on influence, reception, interpretation, and transformation / edited by Sean Moreland.

Published Bethlehem, PA : Lehigh University Press, [2017]
©2017.

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 UniM Bail  818.309 POE/ LOVE    AVAILABLE
Physical description xxiv, 252 pages ; 24 cm.
Series Perspectives on Edgar Allan Poe.
Perspectives on Edgar Allan Poe.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Machine-generated contents note: 1. "The Strangeness of My Heritage": Lovecraft's Poe and the Anxiety of Influence / Brian Johnson -- 2. Call of Ligeia: Influence and Effect in Poe and Lovecraft / Dan Clinton -- 3. Tekeli-li!: Poe, Lovecraft, and the Suspicion of Sameness / Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock -- 4. Cosmic Horror and the Supernatural in Poe and Lovecraft / Michael Cisco -- 5. Descending Spirits: Ideological Implications of the Vertical Movements in Poe and Lovecraft / Juan L. Perez-de-Luque -- 6. Fiery Eyes: The Black Cats of Poe and Lovecraft / Robert H. Waugh -- 7. Lovecraft's Poetry and Poe's Poetics / Stawomir Studniarz -- 8. Rarebit Dreamers: The Poetics of Lovecraft, Poe, and Winsor McCay / Miles Tittle -- 9. Poe/Lovecraft/Corman: The Case of The Haunted Palace (1963) / Murray Leeder -- 10. "You Fancy Me Mad": The Unreliable Narrator's Defence in Poe, Lovecraft, and King / Alissa Burger -- 11. Killing Crowd: Poe and the Deep Crime of the Media / Ben Woodard -- 12. "Not Like Any Thing of Ours": Waking Poe and Lovecraft in Kiernan's The Drowning Girl / Sean Moreland -- 13. Conversations among the Dead: Thoughts on Poe, Lovecraft, and Influence / John Langan.
Summary H.P. Lovecraft, one of the twentieth century's most important writers in the genre of horror fiction, famously referred to Edgar Allan Poe as both his "model" and his "God of Fiction." While scholars and readers of Poe's and Lovecraft's work have long recognized the connection between these authors, this collection of essays is the first in-depth study to explore the complex literary relationship between Lovecraft and Poe from a variety of critical perspectives. Of the thirteen chapters included in this book, some consider how Poe's work influenced Lovecraft in important ways, while others explore how Lovecraft's fictional, critical, and poetic reception of Poe irrevocably changed how Poe's work has been understood by subsequent generations of readers and interpreters. Addressing a variety of topics ranging from the psychology of influence to racial and sexual politics, this book also considers how Lovecraft's interpretations of Poe have informed later adaptations of both writers' wroks in films by Roger Corman and fiction by Stephen King, Thomas Ligotti, and Caitlin R. Kiernan. This collection is an indispensable resource not only for those who are interested in Poe's and Lovecraft's work specifically but also for readers who wish to learn more about the modern history and evolution of Gothic, horror, and weird fiction. -- from back cover.
Other author Moreland, Sean, 1975- editor.
Subject Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849 -- Influence.
Lovecraft, H. P. (Howard Phillips), 1890-1937 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Lovecraft, H. P. (Howard Phillips), 1890-1937 -- Influence.
Horror tales, American -- History and criticism.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Standard Number 40027281323
ISBN 9781611462401 (hardback) (alkaline paper)
1611462401 (hardback) (alkaline paper)
9781611462418