The Lovecraft series continues while I work on writing some new reviews.
Raw Feed (2005): “The Evil Clergyman”, H. P. Lovecraft, 1933.
What is most curious is that it probably was not intended as a story.
Lovecraft had a dream in 1933 and recounted it in a letter to (according to Joshi’s textual notes) Bernard Austin Dwyer. Unfortunately, since I haven’t seen the letter, I can’t tell if the story’s remarkable coherence — for a dream (there is the odd, unexplained bit about the “ray-projector”) was there from the beginning or came about from hammering it into a story which was published in the April 1939 issue of Weird Tales.
More Lovecraft related reviews are on the Lovecraft page.