Thursday, March 03, 2005

Esposito on Lovecraft

Scott Esposito of the literary blog "Conversational Reading" has an excellent essay today regarding the various ways the literary community has reacted this week to the fact that the Library of America's newest volume is of the surrealist horror writer HP Lovecraft. Mr. Esposito makes an excellent point in his essay, which is that Lovecraft's works deserve to be taken seriously, merely for the fact that they've lasted this long and are still so well-loved, facts that automatically make the text worth looking at. Another excellent essay by someone I consider an excellent essayist.