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H.P. Lovecraft
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    (August 20, 1890-1937)
    H.P. stood for Howard Phillips
    Wrote 'The Call of Cthulhu,' 'The Shadow Over Innsmouth' and 'The Dunwich Horror'
    Some people are convinced that the Necronomicon (his fictional creation) is real.
    Even though growing little boy's hair long and making them wear dresses was common, his mother (Sarah Susan Phillips Lovecraft) did this to him until he was about six. When he finally convinced his mother to cut his hair and give him boy's clothing she was very upset.
    He had a nervous breakdown before graduating high school. (1908).
    Because of his breakdown he dropped out and failed to get into college.
    He was a hermit and did nothing but write poetry and pursue his interest in astronomy.
    He developed a pathological love-hate relationship with his mother (who was still grieving about her husband's death).
    He name his black cat 'nigger-man.'
    He is the inspiration of many modern horror writers.
    He inspired H.R. Giger, creator of the Alien movie series.
    He created the popular Cthulhu myths.
    His father suffered a nervous breakdown, and was hospitalized for five years. His father died of paresis, a form of neurosyphilis.
    When his grandfather, industrialist Whipple Van Buren Phillips, died, his family fell into poverty and was forced to leave his lavish home for into cramped quarters (1904).
    He started reciting poetry at two, reading at three, and writing at six or seven.
    He had a great fascination for science, especially astronomy.
    He died of intestinal cancer at 46 after plunging into depression because of the loss of one of his closest correspondents, Robert E. Howard.

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