Monday, September 15, 2008

United Amateur of September 1918

Printed by W. Paul CookHoward Phillips Lovecraft is featured prominently in this issue of "The United Amateur" with his poem "Hellas" and as well as being the head of "The Department of Public Criticism" . HPL contributes a page & a half of criticism and he himself is examined with criticism by Alfred Galpin as he devotes more than an entire page column to HPL's poem - "Aletheia Phrikodes" - "The real intellectual and literary treat of the issue, and the best I have read in many a magazine, is Howard P. Lovecraft..." Poet and friend to both H. P. Lovecraft and Clark Ashton Smith, Samuel Loveman is present with his poem "Nostalgia".This issue is entry I-B-iii-86 in Joshi's bibliography of HPL's writings. A nice copy of this early issue with a short 1/2" split at the spine and a few snags at the edges as you can see in the scan.


OCONNOR,CD said...

I am proud to say that this item also now resides in my private collection. My name is Charles D. O'Connor III. I am 26 and live in Virginia

M. Chandler said...

I should dearly love a scan or transcript of Galpin's review of "Poe-et's Nightmare." I'm finishing a book chapter on the poem and there is very little contemporary critique (and your issue is sadly not transcribed in the collection). Please email or comment if you happen to see this and can help.

Chris Perridas said...

M Chandler, your comment is posted in case OConnor sees it. Chrispy does not have a copy or transcript of it. Good luck on your chapter and treatise.

M. Chandler said...

Thank you kindly. I know it's a long shot, but thought I'd ask. The chapter is for an upcoming book about Lovecraft and Poe.


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