H.P. Lovecraft is now recognized as perhaps the most influential horror writer of the twentieth century. Yet this recognition was a long time in coming. During his life he labored away in near complete obscurity, his work appearing only in obscure pulp horror magazines, to be consumed by only the most ardent fans of the genre. His death at the age of 46 was nearly unnoticed; but his devoted fans kept alive the spirit of his works, and he would eventually be recognized as a titan of horror.
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