Thursday, July 6, 2017

The World Has Changed

So, yesterday in the foyer of the friendly neighborhood Barnes & Noble I saw that among the display of B&N-published editions of literary masterworks was THE COMPLETE CTHULHU MYTHOS TALES by H. P. Lovecraft.* And to the left of it was TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD by Harper Lee. And to the right of it was THE ILLIAD & THE ODYSSEY by Homer.

HLP has Arrrived.

--John R.
current reading: Poul Anderson's A MIDSUMMER TEMPEST (dreadful) and fragments of lost Homeric epics (Loeb library)

*the book was shrink-wrapped, so I cdn't tell which tales they'd included, other than that there were twenty-three of them, and that according to B&N's online website they include "The Call of Cthulhu", "The Colour Out of Space", "The Dunwich Horror", "The Shadow Out of Time", and "The Shadow Over Innsmouth"


David Bratman said...

Ursula Le Guin once said that she'd like to see Tolkien on the bookstore shelf next to Tolstoy, and Philip K. Dick next to Charles Dickens. In that spirit, yes?

John D. Rateliff said...

Yes; very much in that mode.
Or indeed Le Guin next to Larkin.