Notes on the weird – Neil Gaiman

The underlying spirit of American short story publishing was this wonderful can-do, we will work it out, people are smart, we will conquer things—it’s all about beating things, and winning. Lovecraft is all about going, “Even if we beat this one thing, we are but tiny specks doomed in an incomprehensible universe which hates us.”  Which is sort of out of keeping with the can-do spirit of America.

Neil Gaiman

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