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FOOTNOTES. While scholarly journals wrestle with the semiotics of Lovecraft's tale ''Fungi From Yuggoth,'' metal bands like Metallica and Iron Maiden cite him in songs and on album covers.
FOOTNOTES. While scholarly journals wrestle with the semiotics of Lovecraft's tale ''Fungi From Yuggoth,'' metal bands like Metallica and Iron Maiden cite him in songs and on album covers.
By James Parker
June 12, 2005

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IT CAN NOW be said with certainty that H.P. Lovecraft, the horror writer from Rhode Island who died in 1937, is the only 20th-century author to have commanded equal attention from both scholars and heavy metal musicians — to have tickled the forebrain of academe, as it were, while simultaneously ramming deep into the reptilian darkness of the metal ritual. (Full article: 1063 words)

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