Christmas with Cthulhu: H. P. Lovecraft in New York City
Taught by David Goodwin
David J. Goodwin is the Assistant Director of the Center on Religion and Culture at Fordham University and a past Frederick Lewis Allen Room scholar at the New York Public
Library. His first book, Left Bank of the Hudson: Jersey City and the Artists of 111 1st Street, received the J. Owen Grundy History Award in 2018. He has written for Gotham: A Blog for Scholars of New York City History, The Metropole, The Providence Journal, Sapientia, and Urban Archive.
Did you know that the influential and controversial horror writer H. P. Lovecraft—the imagination behind “The Call of Cthulhu,” “At the Mountains of Madness,” and “The Dunwich Horror” called New York City and Brooklyn home between 1924 and 1926? These two short years shaped Lovecraft’s life and fiction and hardened his troubling beliefs on immigration and race.
Author and historian David J. Goodwin will discuss his new book Midnight Rambles: H. P. Lovecraft in Gotham and invite us to discover the horror master’s New York. Learn about Lovecraft’s writing circle, his love for Automats, his crummy Brooklyn apartment, and his favorite places in the five boroughs.
Midnight Rambles will be available for purchase, and David will be signing copies. His book makes the perfect stocking stuffer for the horror fan and history buff in your life!
Since Lovecraft was a HUGE cat lover, David will be donating his proceeds to CAT REPUBLIC!