Tuesday, 17 September 2013

H.P. Lovecraft on Crossing The Line Into The Boundless Unknown

I just came across this quote from H.P. Lovecraft:
"Only the human scenes and characters must have human qualities. These must be handled with unsparing realism, (not catch-penny romanticism) but when we cross the line to the boundless and hideous unknown--the shadow-haunted Outside--we must remember to leave our humanity and terrestrialism at the threshold."
Now that's writing.

The quotation is from Lovecraft's Selected Letters, edited by August Derleth et al.

Photo credit: "Woper Cthulure"

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