H.P. Lovecraft’s Fungi from Yuggoth and other Poems

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Are you a fan of Lovecraft’s stories but maybe not his poetry? I thought that was the case with me until listening to H.P. Lovecraft’s Fungi from Yuggoth and other Poems. Magnificently read by Will Hart with music by Graham Plowman, the experience was head and shoulders above merely reading the poems. I have already listened to most of the tracks more than once.

Visit CthulhuWho1’s Blog for more information and various links including a lengthy sample on YouTube.

H. P. Lovecraft’s Fungi From Yuggoth and Other Poems CD Promo on YouTube

Magnificent reading by Will!

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Posted on YouTube by Yours Truly, Will Hart

“A Teaser Sample file of snippets from all 48 tracks of Fedogan & Bremer’s CD of, “H. P. Lovecraft’s Fungi From Yuggoth and Other Poems” read by William E. Hart and scored by Graham Plowman; with Liner Notes by S. T. Joshi. These 21st-Century readings include all 36 Fungi from Yuggoth cosmic sonnets, plus a dozen more of H.P.L.’s grand poems, and a 12-page booklet!”

What a Great Christmas, Cthulhumas, Birthday, or Everyday Gift for Any Lovecraftian or Poetry Fan!

To purchase a copy, please visit Amazon at:

https://www.amazon.com/Lovecrafts-Fungi-Yuggoth-Other-Poems/dp/1878252801

or you can purchase a copy directly from Fedogan & Bremer at:

https://www.fedoganandbremer.com/products/h-p-lovecrafts-fungi-from-yuggoth-and-other-poems

Please help yourself to a printable pdf “Lyric” file of all of the words in the poems right here:

All the Words…

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Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe

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January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849

Poe was my God of Fiction. I used to love the horrible and the grotesque–much more than I do now–and can recall tales of murderers, spirits, reincarnations, metempsychoses, and every shudder-producing device known to literature!

H. P. Lovecraft

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Poe Cottage, Fordham, New York
Frank Belknap Long, H. P. Lovecraft and James F. Morton
April 11, 1922

H. P. Lovecraft also visited the Poe Cottage on September 23, 1924. This time with Samuel Loveman.

Today’s entry at the Interesting Literature blog is Five Fascinating Facts about Edgar Allan Poe. Other sites to visit include The Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore and The Museum of Edgar Allan Poe in Richmond, Virginia.

Book Blog Name Tag

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Originating at the alwaysopinionatedgirl blog, I spotted it at Stefani’s Caught Read Handed blog and it looked like such fun, I just had to participate. All you have to do is list a character from a book for each letter in the name of your blog.

V – Vincent D’Agosta (Pendergast series by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child)
A – Agatha Raisin (series by M.C. Beaton)
U – Ursule Mirouet (Ursule Mirouet by Honoré de Balzac)
Q – Quasimodo (The Hunchback of Notre-Dame by Victor Hugo)
U – Uriah Heep (David Copperfield by Charles Dickens)
E – Evan Evans (series by Rhys Bowen)
R – Richard Hannay (The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan)

B – Benjamin January (series by Barbara Hambly)
O – Orabona (The Horror in the Museum by H.P. Lovecraft and Hazel Heald)
A – Anna Pigeon (series by Nevada Barr)
R – Robert Langdon (The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown)
D – Dagny Taggart (Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand)
I – Ilse Freemantle (Duma Key by Stephen King)
N – Nathaniel Peaslee (The Shadow out of Time by H.P. Lovecraft)
G – Gervaise Coupeau (L’Assommoir by Émile Zola)

H – Hamish Macbeth (series by M.C. Beaton)
O – Owen Orient (series by Frank Lauria)
U – Ursule Macquart (The Fortune of the Rougons by Émile Zola)
S – Stephanie Plum (series by Janet Evanovich)
E – Etienne Lantier (Germinal by Émile Zola)

I’m not tagging anyone, but play along if you have time!

Lovecraft, Long and Used Books

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In those days, Lovecraft and Long frequently browsed among the outside stalls of second-hand book shops. Sometimes Lovecraft thought of a friend in connection with some particular book which came to his hand, and if it cost no more than fifteen cents or a quarter, he would buy it for presentation purposes.
A Memoir of Lovecraft by Rheinhart Kleiner

 

Photo: Howard Phillips Lovecraft and Frank Belknap Long, Jr. in 1931.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fact and Fancy By H. P. Lovecraft

Happy Birthday to the old Gent!

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H.P. Lovecraft Mythos Book Club & Reading Group

How dull the wretch, whose philosophic mind
Disdains the pleasures of fantastic kind;
Whose prosy thoughts the joys of life exclude,
And wreck the solace of the poet’s mood!
Young Zeno, practic’d in the Stoic’s art,
Rejects the language of the glowing heart;
Dissolves sweet Nature to a mess of laws;
Condemns th’ effect whilst looking for the cause;
Freezes poor Ovid in an ic’d review,
And sneers because his fables are untrue!
In search of Truth the hopeful zealot goes,
But all the sadder tums, the more he knows!
Stay! vandal sophist, whose deep lore would blast
The graceful legends of the story’d past;
Whose tongue in censure flays th’ embellish’d page,
And scolds the comforts of a dreary age:
Would’st strip the foliage from the vital bough
Till all men grow as wisely dull as thou?
Happy the man whose fresh, untainted eye
Discerns a Pantheon in…

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Free Time Fridays – August 15, 2014

A new MEME this week! Read about it at Shannon’s eatupmyfreetime blog.

ShannonFTFFree Time Fridays is a weekly meme created and hosted by eatupmyfreetime.

On Fridays we will recap how we spent our free time during the week + our plans for the weekend! ie. Did you read? If so, what books? Did you shop? Listen to any cool tunes? Binge watch any cool TV shows? Take any trips lately? I want to hear all about it!! You can either mention ALL of the ways you spent your free time that week or focus on one activity. Whatever your heart desires!

 

First I think I need a definition of Free Time! When I was working, I always thought that after retirement, I’d have oodles of free time to read, read, read. Well, this was before the days of the Internet, book groups, trivia hangouts and certainly before the days of blogs. Do I read more now than before I retired? No. Do I occasionally (often), at the end of a day, log off and think that I could have read an entire book in the time I just spent on the Internet? Yes. C’est la vie.

 

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This week I spent nearly an entire day preparing for the group read at the Nutshell Cubbyhole of The Haunter of the Dark by H. P. Lovecraft.

HaunterAndFirst I discovered it was a sequel to The Shambler from the Stars by Robert Bloch which appeared in the September 1935 issue of Weird Tales. (Bloch is the author of Psycho among other things.) Naturally I had to find this story and read it first.

Lovecraft’s story was written in November of 1935 and published in the December 1936 issue of Weird Tales.

This stone, once exposed, exerted upon Blake an almost alarming fascination. He could scarcely tear his eyes from it, and as he looked at its glistening surfaces he almost fancied it was transparent, with half-formed worlds of wonder within.  –  The Haunter of the Dark

Another discovery was that Bloch had written a third tale many years later. The Shadow from the Steeple appeared in the September 1950 issue of Weird Tales and I can hardly wait to get to it! Fortunately all three have been reprinted together by Arkham House in Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos.

 

That pretty much sums up my free time (so-called) for this past week. It’s your turn now. How did you spend your free time this week or what are you looking forward to this weekend?

Ring in the New Year with a LIVE “Lovecraft eZine” video chat

cthulhunew-yearHappy New Year! Wishing everyone the best for 2014 and hoping you don’t look like this.

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Several people have asked if we could ring in the new year with a LIVE video chat… so, let’s do it!  We can chat about whatever, but I want to spend a little time on Lovecraftian books published this year — what are the best ones?

We will begin the video chat at 10:30pm Eastern time (9:30pm Central, 7:30pm Pacific).

If you want to JOIN the video chat, email me as soon as possible — like, right now — at lovecraftezine@gmail.com .  It’s easy, and all are welcome.  You don’t have to be an author or an editor… just a Lovecraftian!

If you want to WATCH the video chat LIVE, simply go to this webpage at 10:30pm ET, and click the play button in the Youtube video you’ll find there at that time.  No signup required to watch.  And if you watch LIVE, you can interact with us on…

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