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These works, responding to Darwin, Freud, and the anthropology of James George Frazer, engage with the dethroning of anthropocentrism. Lovecraft's terrifying extraterrestrials position humans as one, very inferior race among many, and show life to be a short, fraught struggle on the lip of a void.
His strikingly evoked landscapes are, finally, just strips on the fringe of oblivion. As Lovecraft's biographer ST Joshi has it, "whereas most of the religions and mythologies in human history seek to reconcile human beings with the cosmos by depicting a close, benign relationship between man and God, Lovecraft's pseudo-mythology brutally shows that man is not the centre of the universe, that the "gods" care nothing for him, and that the earth and all its inhabitants are but a momentary incident in the unending cyclical chaos of the universe".
Happy Halloween. Just consider the story's opening sentences: West of Arkham the hills rise wild, and there are valleys with deep woods that no axe has ever cut. There are dark narrow glens where the trees slope fantastically, and where thin brooklets trickle without ever having caught the glimpse of sunlight. At Halloween, what reader could resist turning the page? Topics Horror books Scary stories for Halloween.
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Released as a paperback in this ground-breaking collection is considered by many to be a pioneering work in the flash fiction movement. It broke publishing barriers to micro-fiction, inspired many authors, has been adapted to film and audio, and was also a finalist for the Bram Stoker Award.
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This expanded edition contains Aftershocks, a battery of newly added stories, as well as bonus writing prompts, and a brand new Afterword. Appearing to defy mere chance or coincidence, the number is seen by millions. A negative foreboding? A positive time prompt?
A meaningless event? There are many theories. Will the final truth of the enigma ever be revealed? Murder, mayhem and a Merry Christmas to all. Yule enjoy this book. A collection of stories touches on art, philosophy, and literature, often featuring historical figures and places. In a cold, gloomy castle where all the clocks have stopped, a wicked Duke amuses himself by finding new and fiendish ways of rejecting the suitors for his niece, the good and beautiful Princess Saralinda.