The Complete H P Lovecraft Filmography

Author: Charles P. Mitchell
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313316418
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Identifies and analyzes 68 films inspired by the writings of H. P. Lovecraft.

Latin American Dramatists Since 1945

Author: Tony A. Harvell
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313323331
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Harvell (library, U. of California-San Diego) identifies over 700 dramatists in 20 countries who have written most of their work since 1950, arranged by country. He provides brief biographical information; lists awards and prizes; and cites plays alphabetically with publication, first production, an

Hollywood S Image Of The South

Author: Larry Langman
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313318863
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Provides a comprehensive guide to films dealing with or taking place in the American South.

Stage Combat Resource Materials

Author: J. Michael Kirkland
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313307102
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This volume is designed to educate the reader about the evolution of stage combat.

H P Lovecraft In Popular Culture

Author: Don G. Smith
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476604002
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Howard Phillips Lovecraft was born late in the 19th century, but it was not until after his death in 1937 that he became a worldwide icon of horror and supernatural fiction. Influenced largely by Lord Dunsany and Edgar Allan Poe, Lovecraft's stories are known for their unique assimilation of gothic themes into science fiction. Lovecraft's influence has stretched far beyond literary horror, as a number of his works have been adapted for feature films, television episodes, comic book tales and, in recent years, video games. This scholarly study highlights Lovecraft's profound impact on 20th century popular culture. Early chapters introduce his complete writings, providing an annotated bibliography of the author's horror and science fiction tales. The works are discussed in the context of the Cthulhu Mythos, an invented mythology centering on ancient and alien beings interacting with the terrestrial world. Later chapters provide a filmography of motion pictures that credit Lovecraft or are identifiably adapted from his works, as well as a discussion of the works that have been adapted for television, comic books, role-playing video games, and music. The book concludes with a close examination of the Lovecraft legacy, commenting on his specific social and metaphysical ideologies and placing the author in context among such notable literary personalities as Mary Shelley, Nathanial Hawthorne, and Robert Louis Stevenson.

Arkham House Books

Author: Leon Nielsen
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476603227
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This reference work covers the supernatural and speculative fiction published by Arkham House Publishers, Inc., of Sauk City, Wisconsin. In 1937, promising Wisconsin writer August Derleth decided to publish a collection of the stories of his recently deceased friend, H. P. Lovecraft. After two years of failed attempts, Derleth and another Lovecraft fan, Donald Wandrei, published the collection themselves under the name of Arkham. In the years that followed, Arkham House published the works of many of the foremost American and British writers of weird fiction, including Basil Copper, Lord Dunsany, Robert E. Howard, and Robert Bloch. Arkham published Ray Bradbury's first book, Dark Carnival, in 1947. The work begins with a history of the house and biography of August Derleth; it also includes a chapter on H. P. Lovecraft's connection to Arkham. The main body of the text consists of chronologically listed descriptions and current values of the more than 230 titles published by Arkham House and its two imprints, Mycroft & Moran and Stanton & Lee. These entries detail editions, reprints, special points, restoration, care, buying and selling, investment, and future trends. Other features include alphabetical indeces of titles and authors, lists of scarcity and value ranking, a list of annual stock lists and catalogs, and a bibliography of reference literature. The book is illustrated throughout with dust jacket reproductions and photographs.

The King In Yellow

Author: Robert William Chambers
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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A milestone of American supernatural fiction, The King in Yellow created a sensation upon its 1895 publication. Since then, it has markedly influenced writers in the genre, most famously, H. P. Lovecraft. Author Robert W. Chambers has been hailed as a writer of remarkable imaginative powers and the historic link between Edgar Allan Poe and Stephen King.

The Dunwich Horror

Author: H. Lovecraft
Publisher: Litres
ISBN: 5457671887
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In the degenerate, unliked backwater of Dunwich, Wilbur Whately, a most unusual child, is born. Of unnatural parentage, he grows at an uncanny pace to an unsettling height, but the boy's arrival simply precedes that of a true horror: one of the Old Ones, that forces the people of the town to hole up by night.