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Literary Criticism

This page lists different books that analyze or review Lovecraft’s works including mostly in-print volumes but also some of the more important out-of-print books.

Black Forbidden Things: Cryptical Secrets from the “Crypt of Cthulhu”
Edited by Robert M. Price. Mercer Island, WA: Starmont House; 1992.
Books at Brown, Volumes XXXVIII–XXXIX
Edited by John H. Stanley. Providence, RI: The Friends of the Library of Brown University; 1995.
A Century Less a Dream: Selected Criticism on H.P. Lovecraft
Edited by Scott Connors. Holicong, PA: Wildside Press; April 2002.
Classics & Contemporaries: Some Notes on Horror Fiction
By S.T. Joshi. New York, NY: Hippocampus Press; 2009.
The Cult of Alien Gods: H.P. Lovecraft and Extraterrestrial Pop Culture
By Jason Colavito. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books; 2005.
Dissecting Cthulhu: Essays on the Cthulhu Mythos
Edited by S.T. Joshi. Lakeland, Florida: Miskatonic River Press; 2011.
The Dream Quest of H.P. Lovecraft
By Darrell Schweitzer. San Bernardino, CA: The Borgo Press; 1978.
An Epicure in the Terrible: A Centennial Anthology of Essays in Honor of H.P. Lovecraft
Edited by David E. Schultz and S.T. Joshi. Rutherford, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press; 1991.
Fritz Leiber and H.P. Lovecraft: Writers of the Dark
Edited by Ben J.S. Szumskyj and S.T. Joshi. Holicong, NJ: Wildside Press; 2003.
H.P. Lovecraft and Lovecraft Criticism: An Annotated Bibliography
By S.T. Joshi. Kent, OH: The Kent State University Press; 1981.
H.P. Lovecraft and the Cthulhu Mythos
By Robert M. Price. Mercer Island, WA: Starmont House; 1990.
An H.P. Lovecraft Encyclopedia
By S.T. Joshi and David E. Schultz. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press; 2001. New York, NY: Hippocampus Press; 2004.
H.P. Lovecraft in Popular Culture: The Works and Their Adaptations in Film, Television, Comics, Music and Games
By Don G. Smith. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers; 2006.
H.P. Lovecraft in the Merrimack Valley
By David Goudsward. New York, NY: Hippocampus Press; 2013.
H.P. Lovecraft: A Critical Study
By Donald R. Burleson. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press; 1983.
H.P. Lovecraft: Against the World, Against Life
By Michel Houellebecq. San Franscisco, CA: Believer Books; 2005.
H.P. Lovecraft: Art, Artifact, and Reality
By Steven J. Mariconda. New York, NY: Hippocampus Press; 2013.
H.P. Lovecraft: Four Decades of Criticism
Edited by S.T. Joshi. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press; 1980.
H.P. Lovecraft: The Decline of the West
By S.T. Joshi. Berkeley Heights, NJ: Wildside Press; December 1990.
H.P. Lovecraft’s Dark Arcadia: The Satire, Symbology and Contradition
By Gavin Callaghan. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co.; 2013.
The Horror of It All: Encrusted Gems from “The Crypt of Cthulhu”
Edted by Robert M. Price. Mercer Island, WA: Starmont House; 1990.
An Index to the Fiction & Poetry of H.P. Lovecraft
By S.T. Joshi. West Warwick, RI: Necronomicon Press; 1992.
An Index to the Selected Letters of H.P. Lovecraft
By S.T. Joshi. West Warwick, RI: Necronomicon Press; 1991.
Lovecraft and a World in Transition: Collected Essays on H.P. Lovecraft
Edited by S.T. Joshi. New York, NY: Hippocampus Press; 2014.
Lovecraft and Influence: His Predecessors and Successors
Edited by Robert H. Waugh. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press; 2013.
Lovecraft: A Study in the Fantastic
By Maurice Levy, translated by S.T. Joshi. Detroit, MI: Wayne State University Press; 1988.
Lovecraft: An American Allegory
By Donald R. Burleson. New York, NY: Hippocampus Press; 2015.
Lovecraft: Disturbing the Universe
By Donald R. Burleson. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky; 1990.
The Lovecraft Lexicon: A Reader’s Guide to Persons, Places and Things in the Tales of H.P. Lovecraft
By Anthony B. Pearsall. Tempe, AZ: New Falcon Publications; 2005.
Lovecraft’s Library: A Catalogue
By S.T. Joshi. New York, NY: Hippocampus Press; November 2002.
Lovecraft’s New York Circle: The Kalem Club: 1924–1927
Edited by Mara Kirk Hart and S.T. Joshi. New York, NY: Hippocampus Press; 2006.
Lovecraftian Proceedings No. 1
Edited by John Michael Sefel and Niels-Viggo S. Hobbs; Robyn Hill, Associate Editor. New York, NY: Hippocampus Press; 2015.
The Monster in the Mirror: Looking for H.P. Lovecraft
By Robert H. Waugh. New York, NY: Hippocampus Press; 2006.
A Monster of Voices: Speaking for H.P. Lovecraft
By Robert H. Waugh. New York, NY: Hippocampus Press; 2011.
Mosig at Last: A Psychologist Looks at H.P. Lovecraft
By Yōzan Dirk W. Mosig. West Warwick, RI: Necronomicon Press; August 2007.
New Critical Essays on H.P. Lovecraft
Edited by David Simmons. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan; 2013.
Out of the Shadows: A Structuralist Approach to Understanding the Fiction of H.P. Lovecraft
By James Arthur Anderson. Rockville, MD: Borgo Press; 2011.
Primal Sources: Essays on H.P. Lovecraft
By S.T. Joshi. New York, NY: Hippocampus Press; 2003.
The Roots of Horror in the Fiction of H.P. Lovecraft
By Barton Levi St. Armand. Elizabethtown, NY: Dragon Press; 1977.
Selected Papers on Lovecraft
By S.T. Joshi. West Warwick, RI: Necronomicon Press; 1989.
Sex and the Cthulhu Mythos
By Bobby Derie. New York, NY: Hippocampus Press; 2014.
A Subtler Magick: The Writings and Philosophy of H.P. Lovecraft
By S.T. Joshi. Gillette, NJ: Wildside Press; December 1996.
Tour de Lovecraft: The Tales
By Kenneth Hite. Alexandria, VA: Atomic Overmind Press; August 2008.
The Unknown Lovecraft
By Kenneth W. Faig, Jr. New York, NY: Hippocampus Press; 2009.
Weird Realism: Lovecraft and Philosophy
By Graham Harman. Winchester, UK and Washington, USA: Zero Books; 2012.
The Weird Tale: Arthur Machen/Lord Dunsany/Algernon Blackwood/M.R. James/Ambrose Bierce/H.P. Lovecraft
By S.T. Joshi. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press; 1990.
A Weird Writer in Our Midst: Early Criticism of H.P. Lovecraft
Edited by S.T. Joshi. New York, NY: Hippocampus Press; 2010.
 
 
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