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H. P. Lovecraft, circa 1934.
Born Howard Phillips Lovecraft
August 20, 1890(1890-08-20)
Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Died March 15, 1937 (aged 46)
Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Resting place Swan Point Cemetery, Providence
Pen name Lewis Theobold, Humphry Littlewit, Ward Phillips, Edward Softly
Occupation Novelist, Short story writer, Poet
Nationality American
Ethnicity English American
Alma mater Hope High School, Providence
Period 1917-1936
Genres Horror, Science fiction, Fantasy, Weird fiction, Gothic fiction
Literary movement Cosmicism
Notable work(s) "The Call of Cthulhu", The Shadow Out of Time, At the Mountains of Madness
Spouse(s) Sonia Greene (1924–1929)


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Influences[show]
Edgar Allan Poe, Gertrude Barrows Bennett, Robert W. Chambers, Lord Dunsany, Algernon Blackwood, Arthur Machen, A. Merritt, Oswald Spengler, Augustan literature

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Influenced[show]
Stephen King, August Derleth, Robert Bloch, Fritz Leiber, Jorge Luis Borges, Michel Houellebecq, Robert E. Howard, Ramsey Campbell, Gene Wolfe, China Mieville, George R. R. Martin, Guillermo del Toro, Neil Gaiman, Brian Lumley

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