Tuesday, September 30, 2008

JOURNAL OF THE H. P. LOVECRAFT SOCIETY (1979)


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While this is named for HPL, this particular issue was devoted to Barlow. At this time, Lovecraft had been dead over 40 years, and the late 1970's became a sort of renaissance for understanding the legends and perspectives of Lovecraft, his time, and his circle of friends and colleagues.
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JOURNAL OF THE H. P. LOVECRAFT SOCIETY. 1979 (number 2). // Richmond, CA: H. P. Lovecraft Society, 1979 (number 2) Octavo, single issue, pictorial wrappers. The whole of this issue comprises "R. H. Barlow," a illustrated biography by Kenneth Faig, Jr.

4 comments:

The Moviequill said...

hey Chris, do you know of Shadow Over Innsmouth is in the public domain?

zenboy said...

Did you know that H.P. Lovecraft predicted internet video streaming and the change from analog to digital broadcasting? It's called Ct'Hulu and you could Czechout the story here: http://tinyurl.com/4r8xms

Chris Perridas said...

Lovecraft's fiction became controversial from the moment of his death. His executor was Robert Barloe and HPL's aunt. However, Derleth believed that he had been given rights. From that moment through the 1970's, Derleth gradually (and with a great deal of conflicts) assumed ownership. After Derleth's passing, Arkham House and the estate assumed ownership, again with numerous contets and conflicts, and even legal saber rattling.

Today, I still don't know if the matter is 100% clear, but I'm seeing evidence of more and more Lovecraft fiction being treated as if it was public domain, and I don't see quite the controversy of even 4 years ago.

To make a long story short, I would not treat any Lovecraft fiction as public domain without consulting a specialist in these matters. However, dagonbytes is a nice place to read his works.

Thanks for the comment

Linda Navroth said...

Are #1.2 and #2 essentially the same? I'm confused by these two entries of yours...

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