First of all, I’d like to say how saddened I am by the shootings in Denver. I know that we all are. I don’t understand what motivates someone to kill others.
I sometimes feel that being a Lovecraft fan is one of my ways to deal with the horrors of the real world. I am weary of humanity. Lovecraft was, too… and I feel that kinship. As Michel Houellebecq writes in H.P. Lovecraft: Against the World, Against Life:
Life is painful and disappointing. It is useless, therefore, to write new realistic novels. We generally know where we stand in relation to reality and don’t care to know any more. Humanity, such as it is, inspires only an attenuated curiosity in us…
Now, here is Howard Phillips Lovecraft: “I am so beastly tired of mankind…”
Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890–1937). We need a supreme antidote against all forms of realism.
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