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A Look Behind the Derleth Mythos: Origins of the Cthulhu Mythos
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For decades critics have portrayed August Derleth as an intractable, foolish and at times even villainous man, tainting his legacy in the history of the modern weird tale.
This book contains new,... More > comprehensive scholarship, and with sharp arguments and solid evidence John D. Haefele dismisses the criticism and demonstrates why it is time to re-establish Derleth’s reputation.
Ground-zero of the controversy are Derleth’s ”posthumous collaborations” with H. P. Lovecraft, involving his pastiches and the debate concerning the Cthulhu Mythos vs. the Derleth Mythos. All this, and much more, John D. Haefele looks at and engagingly analyzes. With surprising, yet convincing, results.
It is time to set the record straight.
This book belongs on the shelf between Carter's A Look Behind the Cthulhu Mythos and Joshi's The Rise and Fall of the Cthulhu Mythos.
A must for anyone interested in Lovecraft, Derleth, Arkham House and the history of the modern weird tale.< Less
The Illuminated Cthulhu Mythos - the Illustrated Necronomicon and other Grimories Fragments
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Many fictional works of arcane literature appear in the Cthulhu Mythos. The main literary purpose of these works is to explain how characters within the tales come by occult or esoteric knowledge... More > that is unknown to the general populace. However, in some cases the works themselves serve as an important plot device.
My artworks, present in this book, are as pages ripped off from a fictional collection of the several grimories invented by writers who have continued and enriched the Cthulhu Mythos and the work of H.P. Lovecraft during the decades.< Less