An entertaining essay-by-essay fisking of New Critical Essays on H.P. Lovecraft (2013), an expensive book aimed at academic libraries and the shelves of tenured academics.

By the time Simmons [the editor] mentions Donald Tyson’s The Dream World of H.P. Lovecraft as “an interesting biographical reading of Lovecraft’s writing” alarm bells were going off in my head.

“half of them [the essay writers] really haven’t even done the proper research”

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