Houtain, George Julian


Houtain, George Julian
   (1884–1945)
   amateur journalist (President of the NAPA, 1915–17) who edited The Zenithand wrote a brief article, “20 Webster Street: Lovecraft,” in the January 1921 issue (rpt. LR) after meeting HPL at an amateur convention in Boston in July 1920. They met again at another amateur convention in Boston on February 22, 1921. Houtain married E.Dorothy MacLaughlin; with her, he established the humor magazine, Home Brew,with elements of mild sexual titillation, for which he commissioned HPL to write a series of six “Grewsome Tales” for $5 each. HPL complied with “Herbert West— Reanimator” (serialized February-July 1922), his first professional fiction sale. HPL later wrote a fourpart serial, “The Lurking Fear,” for Home Brew (published January-April 1923). Home Brewlater became High Lifeand folded sometime in 1924. HPL referred to it as a “vile rag” ( SL4.170).

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  • “Lurking Fear, The“ —    Short story (8,170 words); written in mid to late November 1922. First published in Home Brew (January, February, March, and April 1923); rpt. WT (June 1928); first collected in O;corrected text in D.    In the first episode, the narrator is… …   An H.P.Lovecraft encyclopedia

  • “Herbert West—Reanimator“ —    Short story (12,100 words); written from early October 1921 to mid June 1922. First published as a serial (under the title “Grewsome Tales”) in Home Brew(February, March, April, May, June, and July 1922); rpt. WT(March, July, September,… …   An H.P.Lovecraft encyclopedia

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  • “News Notes“ —    Column in the United Amateur,customarily written by the Official Editor of the UAPA. HPL wrote the columns for July 1917; September 1918 (in part); September, November 1920; January, March, May, July, September, November 1921; January, March,… …   An H.P.Lovecraft encyclopedia


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