H. P. Lovecraft's sketch of Cthulhu

Faces of Evil: Lovecraft’s Cthulhu

Unlike the others in this miniseries, Cthulhu doesn’t actively do anything to oppose his fellow characters. Instead, he is adversarial simply by existing for much of the plot. Continue reading Faces of Evil: Lovecraft’s Cthulhu

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Poetry Spotlight: “The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún,” by J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien is famously remembered as the creator of Middle Earth and the Lord of the Rings universe, but he was also an Oxford professor and scholar of Old English and Old Norse. It’s this latter language that inspired one of his lesser-known, posthumous works, The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún. Continue reading Poetry Spotlight: “The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún,” by J.R.R. Tolkien