The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath

The Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath Six bone chilling tales of bizarre beauty and awesome horror lurk in the dark of the soul waiting to be called upon by the demons of nightmares and let loose in the frightened mind Only H P Lovecraf

  • Title: The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath
  • Author: H.P. Lovecraft E. Hoffmann Price
  • ISBN: 9780345337795
  • Page: 381
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Six bone chilling tales of bizarre beauty and awesome horror lurk in the dark of the soul, waiting to be called upon by the demons of nightmares, and let loose in the frightened mind Only H.P Lovecraft could conjure up these testaments to evil that will live inside of you forever.Contents 1 The Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath na Beyond the Wall of Sleep, Arkham, 194Six bone chilling tales of bizarre beauty and awesome horror lurk in the dark of the soul, waiting to be called upon by the demons of nightmares, and let loose in the frightened mind Only H.P Lovecraft could conjure up these testaments to evil that will live inside of you forever.Contents 1 The Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath na Beyond the Wall of Sleep, Arkham, 1943 142 Celephais ss The Rainbow May 22 151 The Silver Key Randolph Carter ss Weird Tales Jan 29 168 Through the Gates of the Silver Key Randolph Carter nv Weird Tales Jul 34 220 The White Ship ss The United Amateur Nov 19 229 The Strange High House in the Mist ss Weird Tales Oct 31

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    1. The Dream Quest may not be Lovecraft's best effort, but it is undeniably one of his most significant. It is a bridge—and a key—to his two greatest periods. Paradoxically, it is also both his most far-flung fantasy and his most revealing personal work.Before The Dream Quest came the short stories influenced primarily by Poe and organized around a single effect (“The Ousider” to “Pickman's Model,” 1921–1926) and after came the Cthlulu-mythos novellas set in haunted, particularized la [...]

    2. Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath craft beer commercial take 17:Randolph Carter: Hi, I’m Randolph Carter, star of Lovecraft’s Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath - Cthulhu: And I’m Cthulhu and need no introduction. CUT!Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath craft beer commercial take 26:Cthulhu: I drink Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath craft beer because it tastes great.RC: and I drink it ‘cause it’s less filling. It’s the Dream Cycle side of Lovecraft’s canon, while referencing the darker Cthulhu stori [...]

    3. Lovecraft Illustrated Volume 1Contents:ix - Introduction by S.T. Joshi003 - "The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath" by H.P. Lovecraft141 - HPL and PVS by Pete Von Sholly

    4. I remember thinking Lovecraft is not really my cup-of-tea when I first tried to read some of his stories. To a twelve years old curious about science and about voyages of discovery, the mystical and obscure master of horror could not compete with the likes of Jules Verne, Karl May or Alexandre Dumas. So it took almost 40 years (and a homage novella written this year by Kij Johnson) to make me come back to these nightmares realms ruled by malefic gods.At the start of the quest, Randolph Carter lo [...]

    5. Better on audiobook. Not an entry level volume. Dream-quest is a strange first choice since it was a Lovecraft first draft. This advanced mythos touches on several stories not present here. This volume would be better if it contained the, Cats of Ulthar and other tales. No doubt this has to do with some publishing brouhaha. A better collection can be had for free online. Beware, Dream-quest has subject matter repugnant to many.The Silver Key and Through the Gates of the Silver Key, are my two fa [...]

    6. Ovo apsolutno i definitivno nije knjiga od koje treba početi s čitanjem Lavkrafta, utoliko pre što su neke njegove stvari zapravo sasvim okej. To na stranu šta reći, ovde Lavkraftove mane u pogledu jezika i stila dolaze do punog izražaja. Sve je užasno, stravično, jezivo i čudovišno. I smrdljivo. Ali, varijacije radi, sa mnogo sinonima i to uglavnom latinizama da bi lepše zvučalo. Samo da su izbačeni izlišni epiteti (jer zaista nema potrebe da se svaki put kad se pomene biće koje [...]

    7. 4.5The Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath is a wonderfully creepy horror story of one man's quest to find and reach a forbidden place with an unexpected and great ending. The lack of dialogue shouldn't be a surprise to any Lovecraft lover, but the imaginative way this story is told and filled with unearthly creatures while the protagonist is searching for a way to get to his destination should be enough to overlook that.The main character is Randolph Carter who meets many strange and terrifying being [...]

    8. Well, that was painful!! At least I can say this book didn’t beat me - I read the whole damn thing *pats self on back*.I used to think back in the first half of the last century that authors were paid by the word. If you read some of the old stuff you’ll see how they tend to ramble a lot. However, I think in this case he was paid by the adjective and adverb. Seriously, you couldn’t fit another one in this story if you were using size 8 font and a crowbar. Does everything have to be describ [...]

    9. Αν το παραλληλίσεις με την "αρχέγονη αναζήτηση του άγνωστου εαυτού", είναι ακόμα πιο τρομακτικό και συγκλονιστικό. Αξεπέραστος Λάβκραφτ. Ήμουν συνοδοιπόρος του Κάρτερ κάθε στιγμή. Ήμουν κι εγώ εκεί.

    10. I think Lovecraft often gets a bad rap. People read that he influenced the modern greats, everyone form authors like Stephen King and Clive Barker, to movie makers like John Carpenter and Wes Craven, and then dive into his books expecting the same fare. He wrote for a different era. His mind-bending, first person surrealistic approach to a creeping, nameless horror stunned and fascinated huge segments of early century America. The America that read, that is, which wasn't nearly what it is today. [...]

    11. H. P. Lovecraft’s The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath is one of his fantasy, rather than horror, stories. Lovecraft was very much influenced by the great British fantasist Lord Dunsany. It’s exactly what the title says it is – it’s a dream quest, wherein the great dreamer Randolph Carter dreams a dream to find the fabulous sunset city which he has so far never quite been able to reach in his dreams, because the gods (possibly the gods of Earth, or the more mysterious outer gods) have preve [...]

    12. Kubla Cthulu30 December 2017 While this rather long short story was not necessarily based upon the poem with an interesting background by Coleridge, it still reminded me of it quite a lot, except of the part where he is woken up halfway through his opium induced dream state by some guy from Portlock who refused to go away to get him get back to his trip (well, it didn't happen that way, but it still sounds cool). Actually, considering Lovecraft was a bit of a teatottler then descending into a he [...]

    13. the most boring lovecraft i have ever read. a lot of mythology here but not really much story. more of a travelogue -- it's back on the shelf. not sure when i will finish it. *******i did go back and finish it but i must say it was excruciating. again, this is the disappointment i felt when i began to read lord dunsany who had been cited as influential by so many, and found that there really wasn't much of a story but rather a beautiful picture of strange places and people. so sadly, i will not [...]

    14. Reading this was like slogging through quicksand. I wanted to enjoy it, I really did, but I just couldn't. I read at least 50 pages a day. This 101 page book took me the entire month to read. It's like Lovecraft sat down and said how many elaborate adjectives can I fit into each sentence. I have an expansive vocabulary so I only had to lookup a word every few pages but I can imagine most people would need a dictionary every few sentences. Also nothing happens. The book over there the most terrif [...]

    15. Synopsis: Three times Randolph Carter dreamed of the marvelous city, and three times was he snatched away while still he paused on the high terrace above it. All golden and lovely it blazed in the sunset, with walls, temples, colonnades and arched bridges of veined marble, silver-basined fountains of prismatic spray in broad squares and perfumed gardens, and wide streets marching between delicate trees and blossom-laden urns and ivory statues in gleaming rows; while on steep northward slopes cli [...]

    16. Back in college, I worked for a few semesters shelving books in the sub-basements of the library, which for some reason set it's 3 floor at ground level. Two floors below that was a largely-ignored fiction section, dimly lit by flickering lights that turned off automatically when no one was around. The farther corners never really got direct light, giving the whole space a perfect kind of eerie-cozy twilight feel, and in retrospect, it was a pretty amazing place to work. Not least because I usua [...]

    17. H P Lovecraft is best known as a writer of highly original, wordy and grotesque horror tales, based on the premise that a displaced pantheon of evil tentacled gods lurk just outside our own ordered, settled world, and are only a hairsbreadth away from breaking back in and tearing the universe apart. But many may not be aware that there is a gentler side to the Providence Dreamer.Now, speaking of this particular author's "gentle side" might seem as weird as anything he ever wrote, but in the earl [...]

    18. First, this story, I think, is just for the hardcore Lovecraft fan. Something that one must keep in mind is that “The Dream-Quest to Unknown Kadath” is very much a first draft; Lovecraft wrote it, decided that it was bad and put it in a drawer (he was very critical with his own work). It was only some years after his death that it was published.Here Lovecraft delves deep in his Dream World and in all craziness of dreams in general (or at least his dreams, which were certainly much crazier th [...]

    19. There's two kinds of Lovecraft. One is surely Lovecraft bitterly selling out, mixing his beautiful description with an actual plot that moves at a readable rate and contains real elements of horror (see Herbert West, Reanimator). The other is Lovecraft defying even the fairly relaxed demands of literary pacing in the early 1900's and writing a story completely perpendicular to our narrative expectations, eschewing dialogue, glossing over events, penning pages of description for things mostly irr [...]

    20. I have read parts of Lovecraft's Dream Cycle before, not knowing that they tied together in any way. The prose in this novella is superb, in my opinion, and the quest is compelling. I expect to read this again in the future.

    21. This was the first collection of dream-cycle stories collected by Lyn Carter before he prepared “The Doom That Came to Sarnath” from various leftovers. Accordingly, it is a better-conceived collection, and the stories work together to demonstrate Lovecraft’s work at world-building and character development. Three of the stories star Randolph Carter, who was the most frequently recurring narrator in Lovecraft’s stories, and together they tell the story of his life in this world, the dream [...]

    22. When I was a kid I always found myself drawn to exploring the many drawers and cabinets that seemed to multiply through the floors of our home, in particular I was always attracted to one low drawer filled with paperback novels , many of them pulp romances and mysteries but including a boxed set of the tales of H. P. Lovecraft, the master of the so-called "cosmic horror" genre. While considered by many to be racist, pulp trash, so that some libraries are only now including him in their collectio [...]

    23. I am a Lovecraft fan, but I find "The Dream-Quest" very tough reading. Though I want to finish it, it is very tough going. The language is cumbersome and the plot is just Randolph Carter escaping one bad situation after another by luck. Still, I am only about half-way through, and the optimistic side of me keeps hoping it gets better. I don't have much hope though, particularly after reading part of the article on it, which gives Lovecraft's own views, which echo my own:"Lovecraft himself decla [...]

    24. This book was my introduction to the worlds of HP Lovecraft. I found it in the library, was enthralled for some reason by the title, and took it home to read it. Unfortunately, I took it back when I was done. It took me another eight years to find the Ballantine paperback, when a whole series of HPL was published. Because I remembered this book so fondly, I bought the whole series sight unseen, and have never had a second thought about that decision. tDQoUK is extremely accessible to readers of [...]

    25. So, I learned a few things here. Lovecraft was fond of cats, very fond of England, and just fantastically in love with New England. He is also one for repetition. I feel like I should be calling him "august Lovecraft" or something like that, since unknown Kadath was mentioned in exactly that fashion about seven thousand times.I also admit I was more than lost with the variety of place names for which I had almost no reference. Like, I've played a board game with some of the places and such, but [...]

    26. This book deserves a solid 4 stars in my book. I was honestly pleasantly surprised as my previous encounter with Lovecraft's early work was sort of ok. Admittedly, Lovecraft used this story as practice for his novel writing and as some other folks on here said, it shows. For me, however is was still a very good read. Character: 4In short, I liked Carter as a character despite his deficiencies. (Or really Lovecraft's.) The pure concept of a dreamer who is so engrossed in it that it just might be [...]

    27. Лавкрафтов квест вступил в сговор с моим внутренним Февралем и глумливо похихикал над потугами осилить эту фантасмагорию на языке оригинала. Я вроде говорила, что «Квантовый вор» взрывает восприятие, выносит сознание за рамки воображения? Ну так вот: «Кадат», последовавш [...]

    28. I can't believe some people think that something like Kadath could be better than Dunsany's fantasy works.Let's face it : those dream stories are mostly bad imitations of Dunsany. If you don't see the difference, then, read more. Not only Lovecraft is just "writing", but he's often writing badly. When Dunsany is a master of great prose, music, amazing metaphors, Lovecraft has none of it. He only has those adjectives he dearly loves, sadly the stuff he's writing here, unlike cosmic horror, can't [...]

    29. I got about a third of the way through the walls of text Lovecraft threw up at me, and I simply didn't have the heart to go on.This is one of the unreadable Lovecraft stories, in my opinion. In it, there's no real discernable plot, just Randolph Carter moving from one location to the next, wildly observing things. Meanwhile, Lovecraft's imagination is in overdrive, and he's slinging names and locations and infernal beasts three, four, or five to a page. Unfortunately, while the imagination was f [...]

    30. Reading Lovecraft is for me like lingering in some fractal universe. The evocative power of those hyperadjectivized descriptions echoes with the power of the imagination of the good dreamer.Every form, every landscape are sharply outlined and take on a manifest density, even though their shapes don’t seem to recreate any kind of existing pattern. Lovecraft’s powerful and unique imagery seems to arise from the sheer musicality of the carefully-chosen words, of the antique toponymy of the worl [...]

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