All Lovecraft, all the time



"Tentacles" (digital print illustration),  by JOHN COULTHART, in the "Ars Necronomica''  show, Aug.  20-Sept. 4 at the Providence Art Club. "Ars Necronomica'' features work by artists from  near and far inspired by the life and work of horror writer H. P. Lovecraft.

I must admit that I find most of Lovecraft irritating and do not understand the enthusiasm for his (to me) tedious fantasizing. Why can't Providence celebrate another literary figure connected with Providence? I nominate S.J. Perelman.

--- Robert Whitcomb