Monday, May 19, 2008

Why I am writing about Poe, not Lovecraft.

It occurred to me last week, after my two missives, that I titled this blog "Notes on H.P. Lovecraft" then launched into Poe. The reason behind that, as any Call of Cthulhu gamer will tell you, is that the Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym is central to the campaign Beyond the Mountains of Madness, said campaign being the sequel to the Lovecraft story "At the Mountains of Madness."

I am quickly seeing what Poe scholars find so important about Poe. Stay away from "The Black Cat" and its ilk, and get to this, "William Wilson," and the like.

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