Well, Edmund Wilson COULD Be Wrong Sometimes

New York Review of Books: “That the work of H.P. Lovecraft has been selected for the Library of America would have surprised Edmund Wilson, whose idea the Library was. In a 1945 review he dismissed Lovecraft’s stories as ‘hackwork,’ with a sneer at the magazines for which they were written, Weird Talesand Amazing Stories, ‘where…they ought to have been left.'” (via Maud)

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