There’s been some excitement lately over Dr. Bob Curran’s latest book, A Haunted Mind: Inside the Dark, Twisted World of H. P. Lovecraft. Lovecraft fans and scholars claim the book contains serious inaccuracies when referring to HPL, while Dr. Bob Curran asserts that everything can be traced back to his readings.
A few days ago, Dr. Curran responded to his critics, as well as to my requests for more information, by posting a list of sources on his blog. Sadly, for some reason Dr. Curran decided to take almost all of his Lovecraft posts down the following day. Fortunately, I managed to save most of them, including the list of sources provided below.
At this point, I’m having trouble tracking down these sources in WorldCat, Irish library catalogs, and other likely places. Perhaps my readers can think of some options to help us locate what seem to be quite interesting material.
The two pieces, held in a “restricted clerical collection in England” according to Dr. Curran, are of particular interest and might contain information on Lovecraft not provided elsewhere. Still, I’d like to view the rest as well. Any help you can provide would be appreciated.
Reverend J. D. C. Marshall, Papers on Religion and Literature, vols. 5-6 (1948-51)
Reverend J. D. C. Marshall, Supplementary Papers, vols. 1-3 (1963)
Thomas Kellow: Epistemological Perspectives on American Literature, vol. 3 (1937) notes by Balmer and Kemble (1969-1970) (it’s unclear as to whether Kellow is part of the title or the author)
B. Keith and A. Saunders, The Voynich Manuscript; Possible Hagiographies
D. Birley, Occult Literature and Its Consequences (1968)
Tales of Irish Fantasy (listed as being at the library in Thurles; that institution has no knowledge of it)
Davis and Speer, Hermeneutic and Phenomenological Literature
Willaim Irvine, Lovecraft and Nazism