Lovecraft Leaves A Troubling Legacy For Providence

Feb 1, 2018

A century ago, the Providence author H.P. Lovecraft set the bar for what we find scary, from giant aliens to grotesque cave monsters. But Lovecraft’s literary legacy is complicated by his grotesque views of immigrants, black people and Jews. And it's the subject of a new podcast from reporter Davis Dunavin.

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