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H. P. Lovecraft
Howard Phillips Lovecraft (August 20, 1890 – March 15, 1937) — known as
H. P. Lovecraft — was an American author of horror, fantasy and science fiction,
especially the subgenre known as weird fiction.
Lovecraft's guiding aesthetic and philosophical principle was what he termed
"cosmicism" or "cosmic horror", the idea that life is incomprehensible to human
minds and that the universe is fundamentally inimical to the interests of
humankind. As such, his stories express a profound indifference to human beliefs
and affairs. Lovecraft is best known for his Cthulhu Mythos story cycle and the
Necronomicon, a fictional grimoire of magical rites and forbidden lore.
Although Lovecraft's readership was limited during his lifetime, his reputation
has grown over the decades, and he is now regarded as one of the most
influential horror writers of the 20th century. According to Joyce Carol Oates,
Lovecraft—as with Edgar Allan Poe in the 19th century—has exerted "an
incalculable influence on succeeding generations of writers of horror fiction".
Stephen King called Lovecraft "the twentieth century's greatest practitioner of
the classic horror tale." King has even made it clear in his
semi-autobiographical non-fiction book Danse Macabre that Lovecraft was
responsible for King's own fascination with horror and the macabre, and was the
single largest figure to influence his fiction writing. His stories have also
been adapted into plays, films and games.
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