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The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke
Jeffrey C. Stewart
Progress: 52/944 pages
Storm in a Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life
Helen Czerski

Reading progress update: I've read 157 out of 1112 pages.

The Complete Works of H. P. Lovecraft - H. P.(Howard Phillips)  Lovecraft

My latest burst of reading included "Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family." And to think i had regarded his earlier stories as racist . . .

 

Still, I'm starting to appreciate the flip side of his views towards racial minorities, which his depiction of WASP decline. "Facts" is a perfect example of this as it charts the decay of a British family over the course of several generations. The Jermyns work as a nice metaphor for what Lovecraft sees as happening in the Old World, which was probably the greatest horror of all to him.