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Collected Essays of H. P. Lovecraft: Amateur Journalism: 1

(2004)
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Discovering the amateur press in 1914, Lovecraft immediately flooded the many small papers of his friends and colleagues with contributions discussing the nature, purpose, and future of amateur journalism. He also edited his own magazine, The Conservative (1915-23), filling it with additional essays. In these articles Lovecraft discusses the conflict between the United and the National Amateur Press Associations; the "halcyon days" of the amateur movement (1885-95); and the "needs and betterment" of the amateur cause. We read of Lovecraft's bitter feuds with his fellow amateurs; his exhaustive critiques of their writing; and, most poignant of all, his touching affirmation of "What Amateurdom and I Have Done for Each Other," in which he concludes simply: "What Amateur Journalism has given me is - life itself."

H. P. Lovecraft has belatedly received world renown as the twentieth century's premier author of supernatural fiction; but during his lifetime he wrote far more essays than stories. This edition gathers Lovecraft's complete nonfictional output for the first time, arranged in broad thematic groupings. S. T. Joshi, the world's leading authority on Lovecraft, exhaustively annotates all texts, also providing critical and bibliographical notes.



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Title: Collected Essays of H. P. Lovecraft: Amateur Journalism
Author(s): S T Joshi
ISBN: 0-9721644-1-3 / 978-0-9721644-1-2 (USA edition)
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Title: Collected Essays of H. P. Lovecraft, Vol. 1: Amateur Journalism
Author(s): H P Lovecraft
ISBN: 0-9721644-2-1 / 978-0-9721644-2-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hippocampus Press
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