From beyond: H. P. Lovecraft and the place of horror

  title={From beyond: H. P. Lovecraft and the place of horror},
  author={J. Kneale},
  journal={Cultural Geographies},
  pages={106 - 126}
  • J. Kneale
  • Published 2006
  • History
  • Cultural Geographies
The work of the American horror writer H. P. Lovecraft offers a valuable opportunity to study the representation of space in literature, but while Lovecraft's biography provides a useful way of making sense of his horror fictions, it also risks obscuring the importance of his represented spaces. Many of these impossible spaces mark a threshold between the known and unknown, and the paper argues that an attention to narrative demonstrates that these thresholds constitute the fulcrum about which… Expand
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