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Superb in Every Way,
This review is from: I Am Providence: The Life and Times of H. P. Lovecraft, Volume 1 (Paperback)
The two volumes of I AM PROVIDENCE bring us Lovecraft's life and times in an almost intimate way. S. T. Joshi, through his study and editorial work on Lovecraft's fiction, through his editing of all of Lovecraft's extant letters and essays, has a keen understanding of the author and his soul. Joshi does not hesitate to deal with the intellectual ugliness of Lovecraft's grotesque racism, and he is critical of many of the stories, while at the same time shewing conclusively the power and originality of Lovecraft's genius. The book is free of agenda, focusing on the reality of Lovecraft's life, art and philosophy. The book is superbly written and organized. I have now read the book three times, and dipped into portions continuously. This marvelous book helps to shatter the ignorant myths concerning Lovecraft's assumed eccentricities, revealing HPL to be an ordinary fellow with an extraordinary imagination. Deeply flawed, profoundly fascinating, H. P. Lovecraft lives in the pages of this magnificent and flawless biography.
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