Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Not Everyone Loved Lovecraft

The Seller's Description:

"THE BEAR CAT" - December, 1919

William Dowdell, editor

William Dowdell was one of the more colorful characters in Amateur Journalism and his own amateur journal - "The Bear Cat" reflects that; it was well produced and controversial. H. P. Lovecraft and William Dowdell never seemed to see eye-to-eye on much of anything so HPL has no direct contributions in this issue but he is humorously caricatured with the quote "Amateur journalism is o.k. Nothing is wrong, I'm in it". Dowdell also comments "For several years this paper and others ...have opposed Lovecraft rule in the "United". Dowdell goes on with another half-page of commentary attacking Lovecraft and calling him guilty of "Boss rule in the United".

Excellent condition never folded for mailing!

1 comment:

Magister said...

There's a great photo of Lovecraft and Dowdell in Miscellaneous Writings, with Lovecraft actually SMILING.

IIRC, Lovecraft took over as President of the NAPA after Dowdell -- according to gossip -- ran away with a chorus girl.


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