Tag Archives: 1926

Creating Cthulhu

90 years ago, in the summer of 1926, H.P. Lovecraft wrote “The Call of Cthulhu.” The three part story mixes an essay structure with narrative elements, and Lovecraft himself didn’t consider it one of his best. But Conan creator Robert E. Howard considered the tale to be a classic, and Michel Houellebecq rates the story [...]

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Celebrating Trane

More than a year ago, on this blog, I added a post about John Coltrane. It was a July entry, remembering the giant’s death in that month in 1967. Today I’m remembering Trane’s birth on September 23, 1926. Here’s the same post from last summer. Whether in life or in death, Coltrane looms large for [...]

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