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the dark islam within lovecraftian horror. Anonymous 08/06/2020 (Thu) 17:36:48 No. 2921
His works contain explicit references to ancient islamic texts, some say cosmic horror is a pessimistic inversion of sufist cosmology. Some of his stories, like the nameless city, is a direct reference to a story contained within the quran. Here are some direct quotes: >At one time I formed a juvenile collection of Oriental pottery and objets d’art, announcing myself as a devout Mohammedan and assuming the pseudonym of “Abdul Alhazred” – which you will recognise as the author of that mythical Necronomicon which I drag into various of my tales [...]. (letter to Edwin Baird, February 3, 1924) >The absurdity of the myth I was called upon to accept and the sombre greyness of the whole faith compared with the Eastern magnificence of Mahometanism, made me de-finitely agnostic [...].10 You can read more here: >https://www.researchgate.net/publication/272537419_The_Darker_Islam_within_the_American_Gothic_Sufi_Motifs_in_the_Stories_of_HP_Lovecraft
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>>2921 Please jannies don't ban for off topic
>>2922 This'll probably sink without a trace here Maybe try >>>/edu/
>>2923 Sad!
>>2923 It'll probably sink without a trace in /edu/ too because its a dead board.
>>2925 Alright let's just keep it here and hope jannies are kind enough not to delet
>>2925 It's just slow which means people who are interested in this sort of thing are more likely to see it eventually since the turnover if threads is less most people aren't on here 24/7 and this is a bitbof a niche topic
>>2927 *bit of
>>2927 Its niche but I like it.
I remembered from that the biography of Lovecraft included that in his homeschooling, he was able to read the thousand and one nights, developing an love for eastern culture, even adopting an arabic name (this of course is when he is a child). I'm glad he did it.I always liked his books, and I still love the city withouth name. Fucking ancient intelligent cocodriles, so ancient that even death has already died


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