H.P. Lovecraft (1890 - 1937) was an American horror fiction writer. Though he died in poverty and was only published in pulp magazines before his death, he is now regarded as one of the most significant 20th century authors in the genre. Lovecraft's most popular book is, perhaps, At the Mountains of Madness. He also wrote The Call of Cthulhu, along with many short stories and literary correspondences. In this rare recording, he is interviewed as part of a WPA project during the New Deal.
This is the soundtrack of a YouTube video meant to depict Lovecraft. The video is a fine and careful effort, but it is clearly not genuine. I have compared this piece of audio with the video and cannot distinguish any difference in sound between them. Nor is the actor lip-syncing to a genuine recording of Lovecraft. It's too bad, because such a thing would be nice to have.
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