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Lovecraft’s Literary Criticism
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All of these essays may be found in Collected Essays, Volume 2: Literary Criticism from Hippocampus Press. Dates are first publication dates unless otherwise indicated.

  • Metrical Regularity (July 1915)
  • The Allowable Rhyme (October 1915)
  • The Proposed Authors’ Union (October 1916)
  • The Vers Libre Epidemic (January 1917)
  • Poesy (July 1918)
  • The Despised Pastoral (July 1918)
  • The Literature of Rome (November 1918)
  • The Simple Spelling Mania (December 1918)
  • The Case for Classicism (June 1919)
  • Literary Composition (January 1920)
  • Editor’s Note to “A Scene for Macbeth” by Samuel Loveman (November 1920)
  • Winifred Virginia Jackson: A “Different” Poetess (March 1921)
  • The Poetry of Lilian Middleton (written 14 January 1922; unpublished)
  • Lord Dunsany and His Work (written 14 December 1922; 1944)
  • Rudis Indigestaque Moles (March 1923)
  • Introduction [to The Poetical Works of Jonathan E. Hoag] (written before March 1923; 1923)
  • Ars Gratia Artis (written spring or summer 1923; unpublished)
  • In the Editor’s Study (July 1923)
  • [Random Notes] (July 1923)
  • [Review of Ebony and Crystal by Clark Ashton Smith] (January 1924)
  • The Professional Incubus (March 1924)
  • The Omnipresent Philistine (May 1924)
  • The Work of Frank Belknap Long, Jr. (May 1924)
  • The Poetry of John Ravenor Bullen (September 1925)
  • Supernatural Horror in Literature (written late 1925–summer 1927; 1927)
  • Preface [to White Fire by John Ravenor Bullen] (1927)
  • Notes on “Alias Peter Marchall”, by A. F. Lorenz (written late 1920s or early 1930s; Spring 1993)
  • Foreword [to Thoughts and Pictures by Eugene B. Kuntz] (1932)
  • Notes on Verse Technique (written 18 April 1932; 1932)
  • Weird Story Plots (written 1932; unpublished)
  • [Notes on Weird Fiction] (written 1932–1933; 1938)
  • Notes on Writing Weird Fiction (written 1933; May–June 1937)
  • Some Notes on Interplanetary Fiction (written around July 1934; Winter 1935)
  • The Favourite Weird Stories of H. P. Lovecraft (October 1934)
  • What Belongs in Verse (Spring 1935)
  • [Suggestions for a Reading Guide] (written fall 1936; 1966)
  • Supernatural Horror in Literature [for The Science-Fantasy Correspondent] (written 1936; 1974)
 
 
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