“Looking Backward“


“Looking Backward“
   Essay (7,680 words); probably written in late 1919 or early 1920. First published in the Tryout (February, March, April, May, and June 1920); rpt. as a booklet (Haverhill, Mass.: C.W.Smith, [1920]); rpt. Aonian (Autumn and Winter 1944); rpt. as a booklet (Necronomicon Press, 1980). This discursive essay on the “halcyon days” of amateur journalism (1885–95) was based on a sheaf of amateur journals given to HPL by C.W.Smith, editor of the Tryout. HPL remarks on the general naivete and unsophistication of many of the contributions; notes that the amateurs of the period generally divide into three categories, “the literati, the plodders, and the politicians”; and discusses contributions by several amateurs, including Joseph Dana Miller, Brainerd Emery, Finlay Aaron Grant, Thomas G. Harrison, and Ernest A.Edkins (later a colleague of HPL).

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