Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Loveaftian Thing a Day No.181: Dreams from the Witch House - Female Voices of Lovecraftian Horror

In my previous two posts I entirely forgot to mention Lynne Jamneck's edited collection Dreams from the Witch House: Female Voices of Lovecraftian Horror. Given that it is another outstanding collection, it deserves inclusion here as the Lovecraftian Thing a Day on day 5 of Lovecraftian SJW Week. As Jamneck notes in her introduction, the book seeks to redress in part the male privilege that informs Lovecraftian anthologising, often legitimsed and naturalised by the claim that Lovecraftian horror is really the exclusive purview of the masculine - that women aren't predisposed to writing Lovecraftian horror, or if they do, they don't do it well. Certainly this volume demonstrates the fallacy of such partisan and prejudicial assumptions. You can buy Dreams from the Witch House here.

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