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THE TRYOUT. Apr., 1917. Vol. 3, No. 5, (LOVECRAFT, H.P.)

Author Name    (LOVECRAFT, H.P.)

Title   THE TRYOUT. Apr., 1917. Vol. 3, No. 5

Publisher   Haverhill, MASS. C.W. Smith

Seller ID   553

Lovecraft appears in the issue as one of the subjects of James F. Morton's essay - "ORATER DICTA" - a sarcastic commentary upon Lovecraft's zealousness in finding & correcting errors: " Far be it from me to resent the discreet jubilation of Mr. Lovecraft in the January, TRYOUT. An error is an error no matter how inadvertant; and I find no alibi at my disposal. `All that I can do is cry, "Peccavi!" and to congratulate Mr. Lovecraft on his marvellous acumen which has enabled him to discover the astonishing fact that Persia is not in Europe and the noble zeal which has impelled him to lose no time in imparting the information to the amateur world, otherwise certain to have been fatally mislead by my criminal carelessness. For Mr. Lovecraft's closing sneer at a religious philosophy of which he confesses himself to be totally ignorant . I feel the complete tolerance due to a mind to which all things modern are unworthy of contemplation . . . " Well certainly there could be a touch of "sour grapes" here but at the same time Morton's comments when taken with others at this same time - Edward Cole's for instance in the 1917 copy also offered in this listing of, THE OLYMPIAN - point to the fact that Lovecraft's extreme conservatism would've put him comfortably within the philosophy of those we deem today - The "TEA PARTY". Note also that this young rather inexperienced Lovecraft would mellow somewhat and those barbs of his personality would smooth out; people like James Morton would become some of his closest friends! NOT in JOSHI. #17HPL

Price = 50.00 USD



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