History Creator / AugustDerleth

30th Nov '16 9:14:50 PM Xtifr
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'''August Derleth''', (1909 1971) was an American writer of historical fiction, science fiction and detective stories, and PromotedFanboy of Creator/HPLovecraft as well as Creator/ArthurConanDoyle. Derleth is mainly credited with founding Arkham House, which published many of Lovecraft's stories in book form (something Lovecraft himself had dreamed of, although it never really succeed in his lifetime), and popularizing the Franchise/CthulhuMythos.

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'''August Derleth''', August Derleth (1909 1971) was an American writer of historical fiction, science fiction and detective stories, and PromotedFanboy of Creator/HPLovecraft as well as Creator/ArthurConanDoyle. Derleth is mainly credited with founding Arkham House, which published many of Lovecraft's stories in book form (something Lovecraft himself had dreamed of, although it never really succeed in his lifetime), and popularizing the Franchise/CthulhuMythos.
2nd Nov '16 12:57:10 AM PaulA
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!!Works by August Derleth with their own pages include:

* Franchise/CthulhuMythos
** ''Literature/TheTrailOfCthulhu''
* ''Literature/SolarPons''

!!Other works by August Derleth contain examples of:

* KansasCityShuffle: The short-short story, "A Battle Over the Teacups". An elderly Chinese dignitary traveling on a train is accosted by a warlord who wants him dead. The dignitary offers tea, and openly adds a sweetener to his own cup. Then his niece (who is traveling with him) drops a tray and while the warlord is distracted, the dignitary clumsily pours something into the warlord's cup. The warlord insists that they trade cups before drinking. The dignitary objects, but finally acquiesces, and they trade cups and drink. The warlord is found dead in his compartment the next day -- the "sweetener" was the poison, and the "poison" was simple sugar. By insisting on the cup trade, the warlord gave himself the poisoned cup.
20th Jul '16 4:26:31 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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Most of this conflict probably stems from the great difference in the two men's faith. Where Lovecraft was an atheist and quite TheCynic, Derleth was a very religious Christian. Where Lovecraft's universe was indifferent, unsafe and directly hostile at times and, above everything, [[BlueAndOrangeMorality beyond human comprehension]], [[HumansAreSpecial humans were special]] and deeply involved in the eternal struggle between [[BlackAndWhiteMorality good and evil]] in Derleth's.

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Most of this conflict probably stems from the great difference in the two men's faith. Where Lovecraft was an atheist and quite TheCynic, Derleth was a very religious Christian. Catholic. Where Lovecraft's universe was indifferent, unsafe and unsafe, and, at times, directly hostile at times and, to mankind, and above everything, [[BlueAndOrangeMorality beyond human comprehension]], their comprehension and concepts of morality]], [[HumansAreSpecial humans were special]] and deeply involved in the eternal struggle between [[BlackAndWhiteMorality good and evil]] in Derleth's.
Derleth's.
27th Jun '16 12:55:15 AM VVK
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'''August Derleth''', (1909 1971) was an American writer of historical fiction, science fiction and detective stories, and PromotedFanboy of Creator/HPLovecraft as well as Creator/ArthurConanDoyle. Derleth is mainly credited with founding Arkham House, which published many of Lovecraft's stories in book form, (something Lovecraft himself had dreamed of, although it never really succeed in his lifetime) and popularizing the Franchise/CthulhuMythos.

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'''August Derleth''', (1909 1971) was an American writer of historical fiction, science fiction and detective stories, and PromotedFanboy of Creator/HPLovecraft as well as Creator/ArthurConanDoyle. Derleth is mainly credited with founding Arkham House, which published many of Lovecraft's stories in book form, form (something Lovecraft himself had dreamed of, although it never really succeed in his lifetime) lifetime), and popularizing the Franchise/CthulhuMythos.
11th Jun '16 4:12:55 PM Doug86
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'''August Derleth''', (1909 1971) was an American writer of historical fiction, science fiction and detective stories, and PromotedFanboy of Creator/HPLovecraft as well as Creator/ArthurConanDoyle. Derleth is mainly credited with founding Arkham House, which published many of Lovecraft's stories in book form, (something Lovecraft himself had dreamed of, although it never really succeed in his lifetime) and popularizing the CthulhuMythos.

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'''August Derleth''', (1909 1971) was an American writer of historical fiction, science fiction and detective stories, and PromotedFanboy of Creator/HPLovecraft as well as Creator/ArthurConanDoyle. Derleth is mainly credited with founding Arkham House, which published many of Lovecraft's stories in book form, (something Lovecraft himself had dreamed of, although it never really succeed in his lifetime) and popularizing the CthulhuMythos.
Franchise/CthulhuMythos.
13th Mar '16 6:13:42 PM sslemmons
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But Derleth is also a very controversial figure when it comes to his handling of Lovecraft's works and literary memory. Many Lovecraft fans acknowledges that he probably saved Lovecraft's universe and the Cthulhu Mythos from fading into obscurity. But just as many have accused him of RunningTheAsylum following the years of Lovecraft's death, and claims that he at best misunderstood the themes in Lovecraft's stories, and at worst that [[CanonDefilement he has perverted them and damaged the general public's understanding of them]].

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But Derleth is also a very controversial figure when it comes to his handling of Lovecraft's works and literary memory. Many Lovecraft fans acknowledges acknowledge that he probably saved Lovecraft's universe and the Cthulhu Mythos from fading into obscurity. But just as many have accused him of RunningTheAsylum following the years of Lovecraft's death, and claims that he at best misunderstood the themes in Lovecraft's stories, and at worst that [[CanonDefilement he has perverted them and damaged the general public's understanding of them]].
20th Sep '15 2:35:00 AM Silverblade2
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'''August Derleth''', (1909 1971) was an American writer of historical fiction, science fiction and detective stories, and AscendedFanboy of Creator/HPLovecraft as well as Creator/ArthurConanDoyle. Derleth is mainly credited with founding Arkham House, which published many of Lovecraft's stories in book form, (something Lovecraft himself had dreamed of, although it never really succeed in his lifetime) and popularizing the CthulhuMythos.

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'''August Derleth''', (1909 1971) was an American writer of historical fiction, science fiction and detective stories, and AscendedFanboy PromotedFanboy of Creator/HPLovecraft as well as Creator/ArthurConanDoyle. Derleth is mainly credited with founding Arkham House, which published many of Lovecraft's stories in book form, (something Lovecraft himself had dreamed of, although it never really succeed in his lifetime) and popularizing the CthulhuMythos.
11th Feb '15 11:38:30 AM Polkaface99
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For examples of the specific tropes used in his Lovecraftian stories, see the article for his novel ''TheTrailOfCthulhu''.

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For examples of the specific tropes used in his Lovecraftian stories, see the article for his novel ''TheTrailOfCthulhu''.
''Literature/TheTrailOfCthulhu''.
2nd Apr '14 3:23:51 PM Rabukurafuto
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Most of this conflict probably stems from the great difference in the two men's faith. Where Lovecraft was an atheist and quite the NietzscheWannabe, Derleth was a very religious Christian. Where Lovecraft's universe was indifferent, unsafe and directly hostile at times and, above everything, [[BlueAndOrangeMorality beyond human comprehension]], [[HumansAreSpecial humans were special]] and deeply involved in the eternal struggle between [[BlackAndWhiteMorality good and evil]] in Derleth's.

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Most of this conflict probably stems from the great difference in the two men's faith. Where Lovecraft was an atheist and quite the NietzscheWannabe, TheCynic, Derleth was a very religious Christian. Where Lovecraft's universe was indifferent, unsafe and directly hostile at times and, above everything, [[BlueAndOrangeMorality beyond human comprehension]], [[HumansAreSpecial humans were special]] and deeply involved in the eternal struggle between [[BlackAndWhiteMorality good and evil]] in Derleth's.
21st Feb '14 2:49:30 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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'''August Derleth''', (1909 1971) American writer of historical fiction, science fiction and detective stories, and AscendedFanboy of Creator/HPLovecraft as well as Creator/ArthurConanDoyle. Derleth is mainly credited with founding Arkham House, which published many of Lovecraft's stories in book form, (something Lovecraft himself had dreamed of, although it never really succeed in his lifetime) and popularizing the CthulhuMythos.

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'''August Derleth''', (1909 1971) was an American writer of historical fiction, science fiction and detective stories, and AscendedFanboy of Creator/HPLovecraft as well as Creator/ArthurConanDoyle. Derleth is mainly credited with founding Arkham House, which published many of Lovecraft's stories in book form, (something Lovecraft himself had dreamed of, although it never really succeed in his lifetime) and popularizing the CthulhuMythos.
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