The Malevolent Universe of H P Lovecraft

New London Writers

H P Lovecraft is ranked as one of America’s finest horror writers and his Cthulhu mythos has turned into one of writing’s most powerful manifestations. In his work, Lovecraft frequently refers to the minuscule scale of man in a frightening, obscure, and to a great extent vindictive universe. Ancient and unspeakable beings are at the heart of Lovecraft’s Cthulhu mythos.

The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown. The most merciful thing in the world… is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents.

In his complex mythologies things much older than earth are looking at human beings with cruel intent, or with indifference. To the writer’s imagination, these old ones are concealed in remote corners of the world, and in dark places within the metropolis itself, hidden in a rock pool, or lurking…

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