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Horror While Black: Race in Matt Ruff's 'Lovecraft Country'

A look at America through the eyes of black men and women in 'Lovecraft Country', a clever inversion of the antiquated racism of H.P. Lovecraft's writing. Column by Bart Bishop H.P. Lovecraft, along with Edgar Allan Poe and Stephen King, is one of the most chilling horror writers in history. He also was a raging racist. Although obscure within his lifetime, the last few decades has seen the Rhode Island native receive a critical re-appraisal, and with that comes the perspective of modern eyes.
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