American Writers (One Hundred Pages at a Time)

H. P. Lovecraft Book Club: Episode 11: The Doom that Came to Sarnath

March 29, 2020

Lovecraft's story "The Doom that Came to Sarnath" tells the story of a civilization that forgot its roots and paid the price. While Lovecraft is usually an advocate of forgetting, in this story he warns against it. The story is also a polemic against decadence and a celebration of grand architecture.