THE OLYMPIAN. October, 1917. Vol. 7, No. 1

(LOVECRAFT, H.P.)

Published by Helene & Edward Cole
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The "feud" between The National & The United Amateur Press associations is commented upon - especially the arguments between Rev. Graeme Davis and Lovecraft as noted in THE LINGERER - "the relations between the two major associations, always a delicate topic . . .had been laudably calm until recent months . . . Then Mr. Davis reopened controversy in a characteris Nation fashion and Mr. Lovecraft joined the fray in no less characteristic United manner. Both were unfortunate. Is it not time for the National to recognize that the United's services to amateur journalism and to the National itself have been neither inconsiderable nor unworthy? . . ." A beautiful copy with string-tie.AND . . . Cole also challenges Lovecraft's extreme conservatism in his comments on THE CONSERVATIVE - "Although the CONSERVATIVE is one of the best papers now published and presents the views of a man who has rapidly forged to the front ranks of this day's leaders, Mr. Lovecraft's peculiar prejudices, so rigidly adhered to and so forcefully promulgated, permeate the paper so utterly as to make it oppressive. Mr. Lovecraft is convinced that there was a time when English literature and the English language reached purity and perfection; accordingly, his mission in life is to return that that Johnsonian age and to lead others similarly backward. He believes in birth and blood. To him Socialism is anathema. He has strong anti-Semitic dislikes . . . " And there you have it, the strongest in print contradiction of Lovecraftian principles I have been able to find. A most important amateur paper! This goes on for some length but you get the idea. Lovecraft's CONSERVATIVE views are criticized deservedly in a 1-1/4 page editorial by Cole, despite the fact that Lovecraft is PRESIDENT of the United Amateur organization(!) I can only quote briefly - "Although the CONSERVATIVE is one of the best papers now published and presents the views of a man who has rapidly forged to the front ranks of this days leaders, Mr. Lovecraft's peculiar prejudices, so rigidly adhered to and so forcefully promulgated, permeate the paper so utterly as to make it oppressive" - - That about sums it up nicely! An important and erudite critique. Fine copy. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: THE OLYMPIAN. October, 1917. Vol. 7, No. 1
Publisher: Helene & Edward Cole
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: Near Fine

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