Table of contents for the new book of essays H.P. Lovecraft’s Dark Arcadia: The Satire, Symbology and Contradiction


The book argues against the myths that Lovecraft: i) shunned the depiction of females and female sexuality; ii) did not use the usual hackneyed and time-worn gothic and supernatural beings in his fiction; iii) preferred the cosmic and the utterly-alien to the mundane; iv) that his ideas became those of a left-leaning socialist as he grew older. Also has some interesting-sounding looks at Lovecraft’s engagements with classical antiquity.