Horror authors like stephen king and dean koontz, for example, are very well-known, popular modern horror fiction writers i've also included some of the original, classic horror novelists, including the incomparable hp lovecraft and the master, edgar allan poe. Although lovecraft's readership was limited during his life, his reputation has grown over the decades, and he is now commonly regarded as one of the most influential horror writers of the 20th century, who together with edgar allan poe has exerted an incalculable influence on succeeding generations of writers of horror fiction[3. Hp lovecraft is now recognized as perhaps the most influential horror writer of the twentieth century lovecraft's adult life was as dogged by tragedy as was. In writers like henry james and edith wharton who experimented with gothic forms of fiction, the gothic tale may compensate for a conventional, restrictive life in others, notably edgar allan poe and hp lovecraft, the gothic tale would seem to be a form of psychic autobiography.
Edgar allan poe was one of the most important and influential american writers of the 19th century he was the first author to try to make a professional living as a writer much of poe's work was inspired by the events that happened around him his poetry alone would ensure his spot in the literary. Many of edgar allan poe's stories were made famous through their screen interpretations by vincent price, an accomplished and interesting actor who could not, it seems, resist a cheesy script, especially in the hands of b movie maestro roger corman. Hp lovecraft (1890-1937) howard his life provides information on lovecraft's life, family, and the latest volumes in their lovecraft illustrated. Once, when asked about the influence of h p lovecraft on his works, he responded, well, he had every influence possible he was the man who i most admired in fantasy, next to edgar allan poe stephen king (1947 - ) born in portland, maine.
The enduring influence and genius of edgar allan poe from bram stoker to stephen king and anne rice every pre-human creature h p lovecraft kept in. Seen by many as the successor to edgar allan poe, lovecraft's tales of classic horror would go on to influence other contemporary writers in the genre such as stephen king and clive barker. 2191 quotes have been tagged as horror: edgar allan poe: 'believe nothing you hear, and only one half that you see', stephen king: 'alone yes, that's t.
Edgar allan poe - poet what a world of merriment their melody foretells bless thee hourly for hope—for life—ah above all, for the resurrection of deep. Before stephen king (and after edgar allan poe), the master of american literary horror was h p lovecraft born a decade before the turn of the century in providence, rhode island, lovecraft. H p lovecraft (1890 - 1937) [lovecraft has exerted] an incalculable influence on succeeding generations of writers of horror fiction -joyce carol oates [lovecraft is] the twentieth century's greatest practitioner of the classic horror tale -stephen king. For writing from the era between edgar allan poe and the contemporary stephen king, h p lovecraft gave america a quintessential voice for horror the ostensibly bridged the path between the two behemoths of the american horror style. You'll find new or used products in horror hardcover edgar allan poe books on ebay stephen king horror hardcover fiction & literature books hp lovecraft.
In the canon of great horror writing, stephen king, edgar allan poe, hp lovecraft, bram stoker, and mary shelley tend to dominate the craft but mother goose isn't too far behind yes, that. His work claims a place beside edgar allan poe and stephen king in the pantheon of the genre born into a wealthy family in 1890, lovecraft's life was a series of reverses and declines as his family lost their fortune and his parents succumbed to madness. Edgar allan poe is a writer whose life and personality have attracted almost as much attention as his writing, which is a pity considering that there are few, whether in the field of supernatural or mainstream fiction, who can be called his equal. Providence, ri — if you've enjoyed the works of stephen king, seen the films alien or prometheus or know about the fictional arkham asylum in batman, you can thank hp lovecraft.
The story by edgar allan poe is the middle i am a designer/animator for television living n hp lovecraft's least favorite place to live, brooklyn, ny. Today is edgar allan poe's birthday poe had his demons, for sure, but the twentieth century took personal fear and made it universal h p lovecraft (although. So you might think that if stephen king it would feature works by the likes of edgar allan poe, h p lovecraft writers pick their favorite books the list.