MØ4: HP Lovecraft was a failure/success



Reading and researching a lot of Lovecraft at the minute and stumbled across this excerpt from “H.P. Lovecraft and the Horror of the Unseen” by Jess Nevins.

"H.P. Lovecraft died when he was 47. He only had one year of primary school and never graduated from high school. He lived in poverty all of his adult life. Of the 48 stories and three novel-length works written when he was an adult, only 26 appeared in professional (rather than amateur) magazines during his lifetime. The most attention he ever received from the literary establishment during his lifetime was when the critic Edward J. O'Brien included “The Colour Out of Space” in O'Brien’s influential Best Short Stories anthology."

Nothing to write home about... but wait... 

"And yet Lovecraft is, by critical consensus, the most influential horror writer of the 20th Century."

Maybe not a failure then. Maybe a badass after all.