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H. P. Lovecraft

Knowledge Identifier: +H._P._Lovecraft


H. P. Lovecraft

American author of horror, fantasy and science fiction, especially the subgenre known as weird fiction add

Category: Literature

Born in 1890.

Countries: United States (22%), France (22%), Rhode Island (22%)

Main connections: Harry Houdini, Ghostwriter, European Union

Linked to: Hope High School, Argosy, Black Sabbath, European integration




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H. P. Lovecraft was born in 1890 add something


The elder Lovecraft was taken back to Providence and placed in Butler Hospital, where he remained until his death in 1898 add something


He produced several hectographed publications with a limited circulation beginning in 1899 with "The Scientific Gazette" add something


His grandfather's death in 1904 greatly affected Lovecraft's life add something


In 1908, prior to his high school graduation, he himself claimed to have suffered what he later described as a "nervous breakdown", and consequently never received his high school diploma add something


Lovecraft wrote some fiction as a youth but, from 1908 until 1913, his output was primarily poetry add something


In 1917, at the prodding of correspondents, he returned to fiction with more polished stories, such as "The Tomb" and "Dagon" add something


In 1919, after suffering from hysteria and depression for a long period of time, Lovecraft's mother was committed to Butler Hospital just as her husband had been add something


The latter was his first professionally-published work, appearing in W. Paul Cook's "The Vagrant" and "Weird Tales" in 1923 add something


Ghostwriter - Sometimes famous authors will ghostwrite for other celebrities as well, such as when H. P. Lovecraft ghostwrote "Imprisoned with the Pharaohs" for Harry Houdini in "Weird Tales" in the 1920s


Ghostwriter - Sometimes famous authors will ghostwrite for other celebrities as well, such as when H. P. Lovecraft ghostwrote "Imprisoned with the Pharaohs" for Harry Houdini in "Weird Tales" in the 1920s


Nevertheless, she wrote frequent letters to Lovecraft, and they remained very close until her death on May 24, 1921, the result of complications from gall bladder surgery add something


All works published before 1923 are public domain in the U.S. However, there is some disagreement over who exactly owns or owned the copyrights and whether the copyrights apply to the majority of Lovecraft's works published post-1923 add something


In a letter to James F. Morton in 1923, Lovecraft specifically points to Einstein's theory on relativity as throwing the world into chaos and making the cosmos a jest add something


They married in 1924, and the couple relocated to Brooklyn and moved into her apartment add something


However, since April 1926 at the latest, Lovecraft had reserved all second printing rights to stories published in "Weird Tales" add something


Silver Key Press - It was named as an explicit homage to H. P. Lovecraft, referring to the short-story «The Silver Key» he wrote in 1926


Lovecraft's essay "Supernatural Horror in Literature", first published in 1927, is a historical survey of horror literature available with endnotes as "The Annotated Supernatural Horror in Literature" add something


And in a 1929 letter to Woodburn Harris, he speculates that technological comforts risk the collapse of science add something


Henri Desire Landru - Landru is listed as one of the wax effigies at Roger's Museum in H. P. Lovecraft's 1932 short story collaboration "The Horror in the Museum"


Back in Providence, Lovecraft lived in a "spacious brown Victorian wooden house" at 10 Barnes Street until 1933 add something


In 1936, Lovecraft was diagnosed with cancer of the small intestine, and he suffered from malnutrition add something

H. P. Lovecraft died in 1937 add something


He lived in constant pain until his death on March 15, 1937, in Providence add something


Gamwell herself perished in 1941 and the copyrights passed to her remaining descendants, Ethel Phillips Morrish and Edna Lewis add something


On October 9, 1947, Derleth purchased all rights to "Weird Tales" add something


Black Sabbath's "Behind the Wall of Sleep" appeared on their 1970 debut album and is based on Lovecraft's short story "Beyond the Wall of Sleep" add something


The psychedelic rock band H. P. Lovecraft who released the "H. P. Lovecraft" and "H. P. Lovecraft II" albums in 1967 and 1968 respectively add something


Questions center over whether copyrights for Lovecraft's works were ever renewed under the terms of the United States Copyright Act of 1976 for works created prior to January 1, 1978 add something


The problem comes from the fact that before the Copyright Act of 1976 the number of years a work was copyrighted in the U.S. was based on "publication" rather than life of the author plus a certain number of years and that it was good for only 28 years add something


That was not enough for his fans, so in 1977 a group of them raised the money to buy him a headstone of his own in Swan Point cemetery, on which they had inscribed Lovecraft's name, the dates of his birth and death, and the phrase "I AM PROVIDENCE", a line from one of his personal letters add something


The European Union Directive on harmonising the term of copyright protection of 1993 extended the copyrights to 70 years after the author's death add something


In 2005 the prestigious Library of America canonized Lovecraft with a volume of his stories edited by Peter Straub, and Random House's Modern Library line have issued the "definitive edition" of Lovecraft's "At the Mountains of Madness" add something


The Library of America published a volume of Lovecraft's work in 2005, essentially declaring him a canonical American writer add something


So, all works of Lovecraft published during his lifetime, became public domain in all 27 European Union countries on 1 January 2008 add something


In July 2013, the Providence City Council designated the intersection of Angell and Prospect Streets near the author's former residences as "H.P. Lovecraft Memorial Square" and installed a commemorative sign add something


The Disjunction in Being" , New York, Schism, 2015 add something


Lovecraft is a central plot element, as well as a character in Paul La Farge's 2017 novel, The Night Ocean add something