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Riassunto: H. P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard are two of the titans of weird fiction of their era. Dominating the pages of Weird Tales in the 1920s and 1930s, they have gained worldwide followings for their compelling writings and also for the very different lives they led. The two writers came in touch in 1930, when Howard wrote to Lovecraft via Weird Tales. A rich and vibrant correspondence immediately ensued. Both writers were fascinated with the past, especially the history of Roman and Celtic Britain, and their letters are full of intriguing discussions of contemporary theories on this subject.
Gradually, a new discussion came to the fore-a complex dispute over the respective virtues of barbarism and civilisation, the frontier and settled life, and the physical and the mental. Lovecraft, a scion of centuries-old New England, and Howard, a product of recently settled Texas, were diametrically opposed on these and other issues, and each writes compellingly of his beliefs, attitudes, and theories. The result is a dramatic debate-livened by wit, learning, and personal revelation-that is as enthralling as the fiction they were writing at the time. All the letters have been exhaustively annotated by the editors.
In the second volume of the letters of H. P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard, the two authors continue their wide-ranging discussion of such central issues as the relative value of barbarism and civilization, the virtues of the frontier and of settled city life, and other related issues. Lovecraft regales Howard with his extensive travels up and down the eastern seaboard, including trips to Quebec, Florida, and obscure corners of New England, while Howard writes engagingly of his own travels through the lonely stretches of Texas. Each has great praise for the other's writings in Weird Tales and elsewhere, and each conducts searching discussions of literature, philosophy, politics, and economics in the wake of the depression and Franklin D. Roosevelt's election. World affairs, including the rise of Hitler and Mussolini, also engage their attention.
All letters are exhaustively edited by the editors, and the volume concludes with an extensive bibliography of both writers as well as the publication of a few letters to Lovecraft from Robert E. Howard's father, Dr. I. M. Howard, in the wake of his son's tragic and unexpected suicide.
Titolo: A Means to Freedom: The Letters of H. P. ...
Casa editrice: Hippocampus Press
Data di pubblicazione: 2009
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro N.Y./ New York: Hippocampus Press, 2009, 1st edition, First Printing for both, New York, NY, 2009. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Very Fine (see description). Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Fine (see description). David C Verba Cover Art (illustratore). First Edition. ------------2 volumes, hardcovers, overseas shipping (anywhere outside of Canada and the USA ) will require additional postage, both are Very Fine unread copies, in Very Fine dustjackets, 1004 pages, "correspondence of famed weird fictioneers H. P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard. Both sides of the correspondence [are] presented, allowing readers to follow the intense and often heady exchange of ideas between these two titans of literature. Meticulously edited and exhaustively annotated by reigning Howardian and Lovecraftian scholars Burke, Joshi, and Schultz, and presented with appropriate indices and appendices, this release marks a milestone in the study of both Howard and Lovecraft., Out-of-Print almost immediately upon publication, apparently only 300 sets were produced, sure to be missing from many HPL and REH collections, ---CONTENTS include: Volume 1 --- Introduction; A Note on This Edition; Abbreviations; Letters --- 1930 ( 18 letters, 98 pages ); 1931 ( 24 letters, 131 pages ); 1932 ( 33 letters, 261 pages ); ----- Volume 2 --- Letters --- 1933 ( 19 letters, 176 pages ); 1934 ( 17 letters, 131 pages ); 1935 ( 14 letters, 86 pages ); 1936 ( 4 letters, 40 pages ); Appendix ----- With a Set of Rattlesnake Rattles by Robert E. Howard; The Beast from the Abyss by Robert E. Howard; Dr. I. M. Howard: Letters to H. P. Lovecraft ( 4 letters, 5 pages ); Glossary of Frequently Mentioned Names; Bibliography; Index, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo. Not Signed. Codice libro della libreria 159331