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I Am Providence

En revised and updated in light of the new information on Lovecraft that has emerged since 1996 Provided by publisher. Best Lovecraft biography available

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In 1996 S T Joshi's HP Lovecraft a life was published The edition was abridged by than 150000 words This new version. Good God I must stop reading biographies of writers However much I may love their fiction they have a terrible inclination to lead boring lives I suppose we must forgive them if they didn t spend so much time tucked up inside scribbling then they wouldn t leave us such interesting talesST Joshi deserves 5 stars for this enormous work which is stupendously detailed referenced footnoted and cross checked but I had to knock one off because it was a slogI highly recommend it to any Lovecraft scholar who wishes to know the minutiae of his life here we have out lined sketches of several generations of Lovecraft s ancestors than any sane person would wish to know about the state of early twentieth century amateur writing and the petty politics of their various magazines clubs and organ

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I am Providence the life and times of HP Lovecraft restores every word of Joshi's original manuscript The text has be. An exhaustedly researched biography of HP Lovecraft ST Joshi crafted probably the definitive bio on the weird fiction writer who is rightly seen as a master of American horror next to Poe This volume part one of two does an amazing job of bringing Lovecraft to vivid life presenting new information as well as dispelling many myths Yes he was reclusive depressed idealizing a gentlemanly 18th century past loathing the mechanistic present and a periwig wearing racist to boot However with the death of his mother who had projected a lovehate relationship with her son and through the many amateur writing groups of the day which he would participate in and also lead a very interesting piece to read about Lovecraft began to mature in thought and manner developing a vast circle o


About the Author: S.T. Joshi

Sunand Tryambak Joshi b 22 June 1958 in Pune India is an Indian American literary scholar and a leading figure in the study of Howard Phillips Lovecraft and other authors Besides what some critics consider to be the definitive biography of Lovecraft H P Lovecraft A Life 1996 Joshi has written about Ambrose Bierce H L Mencken Lord Dunsany and MR James and has edited collections



10 thoughts on “I Am Providence

  1. says:

    A walking paradoxThe first half of this authoritative biography of Lovecraft covering the years 1890 to 1924 offers invaluable information on the history of highly atypical Lovecraft family Cross checking a staggering amount of sourc

  2. says:

    A fascinating account with an incredible and staggering amount of detail I do not think I have ever read a biography so minutely researched This does mean that I Am Providence is strictly for Lovecraft scholars and admirers but as one myself this is no real criticism because ST Joshi has set the standard so high for other biographies I read from this point on I seriously doubt they will be as informative and as enterta

  3. says:

    Good God I must stop reading biographies of writers However much I may love their fiction they have a terrible inclination to lead boring lives I suppose we must forgive them if they didn't spend so much time tucked up in

  4. says:

    When S T Joshi's H P Lovecraft A Life came out in the late 1990s I was one of the first folks to get a copy and I devoured it freuently marveling at how much Lovecraft's early life paralleled my ownand gratefully reading about how HPL wasn't the social misfit and recluse that so many falsely believe him to be Unfortunate

  5. says:

    An exhaustedly researched biography of HP Lovecraft ST Joshi crafted probably the definitive bio on the weird fiction writer who is rightly seen as a master of American horror next to Poe This volume part one of two does an amazing job of bringing Lovecraft to vivid life presenting new information as well as dispelling many myths Yes he was reclusive depressed idealizing a “gentlemanly” 18th century past loathing the mechanistic prese

  6. says:

    My favorite work of nonfiction and biography is 'Peter the Great His Life and World' by Robert K Massie a biogr

  7. says:

    A thousand page book for a man who lived 47 years That's about 12 page for every month that he lived You would think that this much detail would be mired down in minutia but this level of detail I found to be actually uite captivating Because Lovecraft was a prolific letter writer we are able to know much about

  8. says:

    Best Lovecraft biography available

  9. says:

    I spent a long time reading this massive two volume biography of HP Lovecraft but it was time well spent I have been a fan of Lovecraft's work since I was a teenager and the man himself always fascinated me This is I believe the def

  10. says:

    An astoundingly scrupulous piece of biographical work containing myriads of trivia however notably marred by the author's much too ca

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