Michel Houellebecq on HP Lovecraft

by on Mar.26, 2013

What opposes Lovecraft to the representatives of good taste is more than a question of details, HPL would probably have considered a story a failure, if in writing it he did not have a chance to go overboard once at least. This can be proven a contrario by his pronouncement regarding the work of a peer: “[Henry] James is perhaps too diffuse, too unctuously urbane, and too much addicted to subtleties of speech to realise [sic] fully all the wild and devastating horror in his situations…”

– Michel Houellebecq, from H.P. Lovecraft: against the World, Against Life

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