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Monday, February 7, 2011

Lovecraft's adverbial density.

"Although Lovecraft's work was dismissed in his lifetime, contemporary writers including Stephen King and Joyce Carol Oates have celebrated him as the heir to Edgar Allan Poe. Lovercraft's prose may have the highest adverbial density in English: 'I saw the freshly glistening and reflectively iridescent black slime which clung thickly to those headless bodies and stank obscenely.'"

Excerpt taken from Show the Monster by Daniel Zalewski.
Photo by M.C.. Providence, RI. August 2008.

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