There is another world, but it is in this one.

Paul Eluard. Œuvres complètes, vol. 1, Gallimard, 1968.

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Looking at H. P. L.

77 Ways of Looking at H. P. Lovecraft: Notes


Funny the whims and fancies of we readers. I made the "77 Ways" notes on 25 May 2010, posted them online 17 August 2013, and repost them today. That's nearly eleven years of doing nothing with an idea. I think that may be a record, even for me. 


The 2013 post:


I made these notes in May 2010, while making my way through the stories in The Annotated Lovecraft.


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moment of:

    production

    consumption


"irrationalism"


bourgeois

abnormal

irregular

outre

discouragement

severe

unknowable [Mach]

obstinate [style]

uninterested

remote

intensify

accumulate

abolish

disgust

exclude

un-tenderness

ecstasy

blemish



Of individual, class, society:

    tumultuous

    boredom

    ennui

    doldrums

    nearness

    chill


lively

inertia

idleness

anticipated

prepared

well-cooked

magnitude

RUIN

calamity

cunning

clever

un-mellow

periphery

peripheral [to "mainstream"]

immaculate

arrange

class

sort

order

collapse

nay-saying

contemplate

meditative

puzzle


The cherished beliefs

    degenerate

    decline


weaken

erode

unwholesome

exhausting

deficient

quirk

ambition

sensual

discouragement

pessimism

unconditional

despondent

despondency

dire

discontent

discontented

disavowal

vexed

vexing

discourage

dilapidation

frenzy

connoisseur

lucid

definitive

taxing




Jay

28 March 20021




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