Friday, October 2, 2015

Reframing the Racism in "The Call of Cthulhu"

Although I have yet to read it in full, it would be very remiss of me to let this go across my radar without linking to it here, on my Cthulu blog. HPL's racism is very much in the limelight in the current debates on his work. This essay, by gamer writer and thinker, Morgue, goes into details of the racist phrases and issues within HPLs great work, the Call of Cthulhu, and disects it, finally asking the question,
"can the racist elements of “The Call of Cthulhu” be challenged and reimagined without doing great violence to the text?"
 Well, can it? I'll avoid the spoilers and just link you to the whole essay on taleturn.