I’ve never read anything by H.P. Lovecraft, but I intend to. He wrote horror, science fiction, and “weird fiction”, influencing giants of genre like Ray Bradbury and Stephen King. If Bradbury and King are Gods, Lovecraft is a Titan. There is some debate as to whether he was a racist or not. He was a racist, in the sense that he believed in the concept that human beings from different places and cultures are fundamentally, intrinsically, biologically different, and that they should not mix to “preserve” cultural purity. Perhaps what I’m more curious about is if he believed those “races” were in-themselves inferior, and what effect that might have had on some of his works. We. Shall. See!
Note: Lovecraft was born in 1890.7 notes link >
From The Tao of Wu, by Rza. I once interviewed him for my college newspaper—super nice, smart guy.