Welcome to the sixth meeting of Cthulhu Rising: The HP Lovecraft Society of Dallas. We have a lot to read this time, but practically everything included is rather short. Please remember to take notes for discussion. I look forward to seeing you all on the 29th.
READING LIST FOR DISCUSSION
• 1917: A Reminiscence of Dr. Samuel Johnson
• 1917: Sweet Ermengarde
• 1918: Polaris
• "A Few Thoughts on Polaris," by J. D. Worthington.
• An article entitled "The Worst of the Best," author unknown.
• A positive review of HPL from 1944 entitled "H. P. Lovecraft: An Appreciation," by T. O. Mabbott.
• A critical review of HPL from 1945 entitled "Tales of the Marvelous and the Ridiculous," by Edmund Wilson.
The A Reminiscence of Dr. Samuel Johnson page on Wikipedia.
The Sweet Ermengarde page on Wikipedia.
The Polaris page on Wikipedia.
Below is a reading of Polaris. Narrator and publisher unknown:
And here is a reading of A Reminiscence of Dr. Samuel Johnson:
Aldebaran - a first-magnitude star, orange in color, in the constellation Taurus.
Arcturus - a first-magnitude star in the constellation Boötes.
Cassiopeia - a northern constellation between Cepheus and Perseus.
Coma Berenices - Berenice's Hair, a northern constellation situated north of Virgo and between Boötes and Leo.
Polaris - the polestar or North Star, a star of the second magnitude situated close to the north pole of the heavens, in the constellation Ursa Minor: the outermost star in the handle of the Little Dipper.