(H. P. Lovecraft) Lovecraft’s Library. 1980.

(H. P. Lovecraft) S. T. Joshi and Marc Michaud. Lovecraft’s Library: A Catalogue. West Warwick, R.I.: Necronomicon Press, 1980.

Early publication of the prolific Lovecraft scholar S. T. Joshi. The entry on The Lock and Key Library (1909), edited by Julian Hawthorne, points to the way in which Lovecraft’s essay Supernatural Horror in Literature (1927) essentially defined a new genre and a new way of looking at literature through his careful reading in these volumes. Until Lovecraft, these stories were viewed as a subset of the mystery field: it is no longer possible to do so.

No. 22.