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free read È eBook or Kindle ePUB î Carl H. Sederholm Carl H. Sederholm î 3 read The Age of Lovecraft review ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB Stained analysis of Lovecraft in relation to twenty first century critical theory and culture delving into troubling aspects of his thought and writings With contributions from scholars including Gothic expert David Punter historian W Scott Poole musicologist Isabella van Elferen and philosopher of the posthuman Patricia MacCormack this wide ranging volume brings together thinkers from an array of disciplines to consider Lovecraft’s contemporary cultural presence and its implications Bookended by a preface from horror fiction luminary Ramsey Campbell and an extended interview with the central author of the New Weird China Miéville the collection addresses the uestion of “why Lovecraft why now” through a var. The Age of Lovecraft attempts to consider the implications of the current popularity of HP Lovecraft as an author and cultural figure from a variety of largely academic viewpoints considering the philosophical formal and historical dimensions of the work In addition the collection engages with Lovecraft s impact on fan culture and the cultural uptake of his work A lot of the work is focused on the arguments produced by Graham Harman s book on the topic which frames Lovecraft as a posthumanist thinker The uestion of Lovecraft s racism is dealt with but unfortunately tends to get sidestepped to deal with other considerations However it s a pretty enjoyable set of essays and the work provides a number of useful interpretations of the Lovecraft phenomenon I ll probably pick it up and recommend the book The Po�sies Diverses of Antoine Fureti�re relation to twenty first century critical theory and culture delving into troubling aspects of his thought and writings With contributions from scholars including Gothic expert David Punter historian W Scott Poole musicologist Isabella van Elferen and philosopher of the posthuman Patricia MacCormack this wide Moody Forever ranging volume brings together thinkers from an array of disciplines to consider Lovecraft’s contemporary cultural presence and its implications Bookended by a preface from horror fiction luminary Ramsey Campbell and an extended interview with the central author of the New Weird China Miéville the collection addresses the uestion of “why Lovecraft why now” through a var. The Age of Lovecraft attempts to consider the implications of the current popularity of HP Lovecraft as an author and cultural figure from a variety of largely academic viewpoints considering the philosophical formal and historical dimensions of the work In addition the collection engages with Lovecraft s impact on fan culture and the cultural uptake of his work A lot of the work is focused on the arguments produced by Graham Harman s book on the topic which frames Lovecraft as a posthumanist thinker The uestion of Lovecraft s Очаг на башне racism is dealt with but unfortunately tends to get sidestepped to deal with other considerations However it s a pretty enjoyable set of essays and the work provides a number of useful interpretations of the Lovecraft phenomenon I ll probably pick it up and Druids A History recommend the book

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free read È eBook or Kindle ePUB î Carl H. Sederholm Carl H. Sederholm î 3 read The Age of Lovecraft review ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB Iety of approaches and angles A must for scholars students and theoretically inclined readers interested in Lovecraft popular culture and intellectual trends The Age of Lovecraft offers the most thorough examination of Lovecraft’s place in contemporary philosophy and critical theory to date as it seeks to shed light on the larger phenomenon of the dominance of weird fiction in the twenty first centuryContributors Jessica George; Brian Johnson Carleton U; James Kneale U College London; Patricia MacCormack Anglia Ruskin U Cambridge; Jed Mayer SUNY New Paltz; China Miéville Warwick U; W Scott Poole College of Charleston; David Punter U of Bristol; David Simmons Northampton U; Isabella van Elferen Kingston U London. Aside from what sounds like weird fanboyism in parts of the introduction the essays in this collection mostly stumble back and forth between pretentious waffling and the hate filled screeching that is synonymous with the radical left To illustrate here are some sample uotes from the final three essays and from an interview with the high priest of Lovecraft bashing himself China Mi ville First up is David PunterOf course the obvious terrain here is that of the adolescent and one might refer to Lovecraft s texts as transitional They appear to suggest unknown powers at work and although it might appear bizarre it would not in fact be too far from the point to think of Lovecraft s ongoing battle between the evil Great Old Ones and the good or at least fair Elder Gods as an internal battle within the adolescent as she or he seeks to comprehend the possibility that parents repositories of wisdom fatally mixed with imposers of savage and apparently meaningless rules might fall into two imaginary categoriesIs this for real Unfortunately yes since Punter s an English professor I wonder if he s ever even heard of August Derleth Next up is Patricia MacCormack a professor of continental philosophy whose effort reads mostly like a parodyWhile the content of his writing is often offensive against and oppressive of minorities Lovecraft s larger vision that which has lead sic him to be described by Michel Houellebec as against life opens up the very possibilities of ethical alterity and encounters premised on the destruction of the privileged subject of the white male that are necessary in order to lead to liberation of all lives as uniue emergencesAnd alsoFaciality describes Deleuze and Guattari s understanding of the white male face as the geology of zones of freuency and power comes explicitly from the extent to which one fulfills the dominant human faceRadical academia at its best Moving on there is W Scott Poole a historian who found his diploma in a cereal box or so I suspect and who presents the following gem among page after page of the usual fulminations against Lovecraft s racismMaurice L vy reminds us that Lovecraft served as editor of a journal titled The Conservative that called for pan Saxonism and praised the Ku Klux Klan The Conservative was Lovecraft s amateur journal that he distributed among friends and colleagues when he was in his twenties and in it he printed a couple of essays in which he advocated Anglo Saxonism which was a mainstream political and cultural ideology at the time particularly in New England Can Poole really be so catastrophically ignorant that he doesn t know this Probably yes Finally there is Mi ville who is true to formMaybe we need to reintroduce a kind of not merely diagnosis but judgment Maybe one has to turn around and be able to say that this is a very powerful piece of work but it is not okayThat s called wokeness and cancel culture nowadays and it was in its early stages at the time of this interview I m sure Mi ville is still enthusiastically applauding it Sammy Keyes and the Cold Hard Cash Sammy Keyes readers interested in Lovecraft popular culture and intellectual trends The Age of Lovecraft offers the most thorough examination of Lovecraft’s place in contemporary philosophy and critical theory to date as it seeks to shed light on the larger phenomenon of the dominance of weird fiction in the twenty first centuryContributors Jessica George; Brian Johnson Carleton U; James Kneale U College London; Patricia MacCormack Anglia Ruskin U Cambridge; Jed Mayer SUNY New Paltz; China Miéville Warwick U; W Scott Poole College of Charleston; David Punter U of Bristol; David Simmons Northampton U; Isabella van Elferen Kingston U London. 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free read È eBook or Kindle ePUB î Carl H. Sederholm Carl H. Sederholm î 3 read The Age of Lovecraft review ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB Co winner Ray Pat Browne Award for Best Edited Collection in Popular Culture and American Culture  Howard Phillips Lovecraft the American author of “weird tales” who died in 1937 impoverished and relatively unknown has become a twenty first century star cropping up in places both anticipated and unexpected Authors filmmakers and shapers of popular culture like Stephen King Neil Gaiman and Guillermo del Toro acknowledge his influence; his fiction is key to the work of posthuman philosophers and cultural critics such as Graham Harman and Eugene Thacker; and Lovecraft’s creations have achieved unprecedented cultural ubiuity even showing up on the animated program South Park The Age of Lovecraft is the first su. Long overdue serious critical study of Lovecraft as he is viewed through the lens of popular culture film posthuman philosophy and an array of other disciplines If you can get through the philosophical jargon such as the salience of Lovecraft s fiction for contemporary posthumanism that the monism Lovecraft derived from German biologist and naturalist Ernst Haeckel and on which his own indifferentist philosophy of mechanistic materialism was partly premised there s something interesting on almost every page A wealth of material ideas references and analysis that will make the reader view Lovecraft in a variety of different lights BH


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    free read È eBook or Kindle ePUB î Carl H. Sederholm [E–pub/E–book] The Age of Lovecraft Carl H. Sederholm î 3 read This was a book of selected essays by various authors While I enjoyed most of the essays i did not love them all And that's ok There was some really good writing on the topic of Lovecraft and there was a lot here that was not simply regurgitated fluff Even the articles that did not thill me were all well writte

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    [E–pub/E–book] The Age of Lovecraft Carl H. Sederholm î 3 read read The Age of Lovecraft These kinds of things are always hit or miss The basic idea is Why Lovecraft Why Now? And it's a good uestion The essays in this book purportedly try to get at this uestion and some actually do while others seem to have sneaked in Whether they address the main topic or wander off in another Lovecraftian direction they are all mostly interesting and some even thought provoking Still there is some hot air and some over t

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    free read È eBook or Kindle ePUB î Carl H. Sederholm [E–pub/E–book] The Age of Lovecraft Carl H. Sederholm î 3 read Long overdue serious critical study of Lovecraft as he is viewed through the lens of popular culture film posthuman philosophy and an array o

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    [E–pub/E–book] The Age of Lovecraft All of the essays that this book hosts are highly intriguing and approach Lovecraft with a variety of philosophical psychological and historical perspectives The novelty behind these essays makes this book a must read for anyone interested in a wider academic outlook on ideology and lines of thought around Lovecraft

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    [E–pub/E–book] The Age of Lovecraft The Age of Lovecraft attempts to consider the implications of the current popularity of HP Lovecraft as an author and cultural figure from a variety of largely academic viewpoints considering the philosophical formal and his

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    read The Age of Lovecraft [E–pub/E–book] The Age of Lovecraft free read È eBook or Kindle ePUB î Carl H. Sederholm Disclaimer I received a copy of this book via a Goodreads giveawayAn interesting collection of essays regarding Lovecraft and the relation of his work to modern culture and philosophy Particularly concerningthrough a lens of speculative realismposthumanismobject oriented ontology

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    read The Age of Lovecraft [E–pub/E–book] The Age of Lovecraft Carl H. Sederholm î 3 read Both fascinating and frustrating the essays collected in his captivating anthology tackle the philosophical and artistic ideologies of HP Lovecraft with considerable even overwhelming depth I would definitely not recommend this work for anyone

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    [E–pub/E–book] The Age of Lovecraft free read È eBook or Kindle ePUB î Carl H. Sederholm Aside from what sounds like weird fanboyism in parts of the introduction the essays in this collection mostly stumble back and forth between pretentious waffling and the hate filled screeching that is synonymous with the radical left To illustrate here are some sample uotes from the final three essays and from an interview

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    free read È eBook or Kindle ePUB î Carl H. Sederholm Carl H. Sederholm î 3 read read The Age of Lovecraft As these books with collections of essays tend to be this is a bit of a mixed bag There are a couple of for me 5 star essays in there but also some not that great It is not so much the content that I have a problem with mo

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    [E–pub/E–book] The Age of Lovecraft free read È eBook or Kindle ePUB î Carl H. Sederholm read The Age of Lovecraft Like any essay anthology there are some in here I really enjoy and others I don't care for at all There are some interesting pieces regarding the relationship between HPL's work and the speculative realistOOO schools of thought but really the good stuff comes in the later essays that focus on Lovecraft's racism alongside less overt topics such as his work's relationship with gender and sexuality I will say that this book is worth checking o

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  • Paperback
  • 296
  • The Age of Lovecraft
  • Carl H. Sederholm
  • English
  • 20 September 2020
  • 9780816699254