Weird Tales of Modernity

The Ephemerality of the Ordinary in the Stories of Robert E. Howard, Clark Ashton Smith and H.P. Lovecraft

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About the Book

Serious literary artists such as T.S. Eliot, James Joyce, and Virginia Woolf loom large in most accounts of the literary art of the first half of the 20th century. And yet, working in the shadows cast by these modernists were science fiction, horror, and fantasy writers like “the Weird Tales Three”: H.P. Lovecraft, Clark Ashton Smith, and Robert E. Howard. These three writers did not publish in artistically ambitious little magazines like The Dial, The Smart Set and The Little Review, but instead in commercial pulp magazines like Weird Tales. Contrary to stereotypes about pulp fiction and those who wrote it, the Weird Tales Three were serious literary artists who used their fiction to speculate about philosophical questions, the function of art, and the brevity of life.

About the Author(s)

Jason Ray Carney is a lecturer in the Department of English of Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia.

Bibliographic Details

Jason Ray Carney
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2019
pISBN: 978-1-4766-6803-1
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3614-6
Imprint: McFarland