Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Daniel José Older penned this piece earlier this week for The Guardian that touches upon the still-raw nerve of having H.P. Lovecraft (who, among other things, was known for his virulent racism, a prejudice that went beyond even the now-awful standards of the early 20th century US). Although I agree with most of Older's points, I do wonder if his main arguments are weakened somewhat by trying to argue in an almost throwaway fashion the point of Lovecraft's writing style vis-à-vis Octavia Butler. Perhaps others have more detailed thoughts on this and other issues raised in this article?