Andrew Emory (emory) wrote in anagnosts,
Andrew Emory

Initial Reading

"The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents.", according to H.P.L. Clearly many of his admirers have been the recipients of great mercy ever since. Let us see if we can shed some more sensible light on things.

Fortunately, a rather large body of H.P.L.'s work is now freely available on the Web. I propose to start with the following stories:

I have selected these three stories because each of them deals with a menace that is neither local or resolved at the end of the story. I felt that reexamination of them might therefore prove a fruitful starting place for this journey into the sources of superstitious paranoia among allegedly educated classes.
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