H. P. Lovecraft: One Hundred Years in New York City

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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.

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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,” once called New York and Brooklyn home? In March 1924—one hundred years ago!—he moved to the city to seek romance and chase literary success. Lovecraft’s experiences and time here shaped his 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. A great read for horror fans and history buffs! 

Since Lovecraft was a HUGE cat lover, David will be donating his proceeds to CAT REPUBLIC! 


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