More on LOA's Lovecraft volume
- The following is from a newsletter from the Library of America.
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> Date: Fri, 8 Apr 2005 12:55:00 -0700 (PDT)<snip>
> From: Library of America News <lists@...>
> BACK IN BLACK: H. P. LOVECRAFT CONTINUES TO SCARE UP NEW READERS----- End forwarded message -----
> Although there are still scattered copies available in bookstores and
> through online sellers, the first printing of H. P. LOVECRAFT: TALES
> has sold out--only a month after its publication. (The reprint is due
> to arrive in mid-April.)
> Edited by best-selling author Peter Straub, the collection of 22
> stories and novellas--including "The Dunwich Horror" and "At the
> Mountains of Madness"--has been an extraordinary hit with critics and
> readers. "It looks like [Lovecraft is] finally winning some
> long-overdue respect and recognition," said a reviewer in The
> Nation. A starred review in Publishers Weekly hailed Lovecraft as "the
> most important U.S. horror writer since Edgar Allan Poe and a big
> influence on nearly every major figure in the genre after his day."
> The Weekly Standard agreed, calling Lovecraft "the most important
> American writer of weird fiction in the twentieth century -and one of
> the century's most influential writers of any kind of fiction." And
> Kirkus Reviews exclaimed, "A landmark that lifts Lovecraft from pulp
> to Poe as a master of macabre fantasy and horror. . . . Black-robed by
> The Library of America, the real King rises from darkness in his
> homeland. His reputation glows abroad."
> Reviewers also universally agree that the new edition is the best
> available. The Kansas City Star praises the Library of America edition
> as "the best single-volume overview of what Lovecraft was all
> about-strangeness, fear, wonder." USA Today advises, "To readers
> interested in delving into fright for the first time, there is no
> better starting point." And the volume is getting noticed even across
> the Atlantic: TLS declares, "Thanks to the Library of America, we can
> place H. P. Lovecraft on the shelf next to the uniform edition of
> Henry James as well as of Edgar Allan Poe."
> For more information about this volume, go to:
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