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  August Derleth - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Derleth wrote all throughout his four years at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and received a B.A. in 1930.
Derleth codified the Mythos to bring it more in line with his own Christian conception of the battle between good and evil and, as other authors had done before him, added new gods and creatures to the stories.
Derleth was married April 6, 1953 to Sandra Evelyn Winters, and they were divorced six years later in 1959.
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 Cthulhu Mythos - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Derleth also introduced a good versus evil dichotomy into the mythos that was contrary to the dark, nihilistic vision of Lovecraft and his immediate circle.
Derleth had his own take on the mythos and tried to make it conform to his own Catholic values and dualism.
Derleth also connected the deities of the mythos to the four elements of air, earth, fire, and water.
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 August Derleth - Wisconsin's Historical Perspective
August Derleth, who was born in 1909, not only decided early to be a writer but also fulfilled his ambition early, publishing his first story at the age of fifteen.
Derleth discovered this after he wrote the first of these two novels and, because he had described in it the first wife's death, he had to invent a character to be the second child's mother.
Derleth makes evident the signs of future marital disaster: the youthful Kate's sauciness the first time he sees her, her postponement of the marriage for a year - until she can see whether or not he will be re-elected governor - warnings from several people, including her father, about her willfulness and her extravagance.
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 SSWFT: Derleth -- hawk...and dove   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
And as it has taken the nearly thirty years since August Derleth's death in 1971 for a full-length biography to appear, this book is one which comes with high expectations.
In Derleth's creative life and literary legacy, the sex of the person that Derleth was in a relationship with turns out not to be relevant.
But whether presenting Derleth as a sort of case study of repressed and dishonest sexuality, as a large part of a biography is another question.
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 August Derleth: bio and encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
Cthulhu mythos is the label coined by the writer august derleth for the shared world based upon the themes, characters, and story elements found in the works of h....
Arkham house is a weird fiction specialty publishing house founded by august derleth and donald wandrei....
Solar pons is a fictional detective created by august derleth as a pastiche of arthur conan doyles sherlock holmes....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/a/au/august_derleth.htm   (1517 words)

 August Derleth: Myth-Maker
Most of Derleth's detractors, having reached this point, are content to dismiss both of Derleth's developments as sad corruptions, and then move on.
Derleth's identification of the Old Ones with the elements of nature implies that they are like Baal and Astarte, and that the struggle of humanity against them is like that of Elijah against the prophets of Baal.
Derleth's is an ecological battle that humanity stands a chance of winning.
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 The SF Site Featured Review: New Horizons: Yesterday's Portraits of Today
August Derleth was born in 1909 in Sauk City, Wisconsin and died there in 1971.
Billed as Arkham House's first ever SF anthology, this is also Derleth's last, assembled sometime in the 60s and only discovered in manuscript after his death in 1971.
In "The Countries in the Sea," (1931) by August Derleth and Mark Schorer, human civilization on Earth is forever set back by the return of ancient Atlantis and Mu.
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 OnMilwaukee.com Milwaukee Buzz: Beyond Milwaukee: Sauk City's August Derleth
When you learn of Derleth's writings, you understand why this group is so proud of their late native son.
Derleth, born in 1909 and productive until his death in 1971, was considered one of the most prolific writers of his day.
The August Derleth Prizes are given annually to some of the most promising writers in the English Department at the University of Wisconsin.
www.onmilwaukee.com /buzz/articles/beyondderleth.html   (969 words)

Derleth's attitude on the other hand was largely static; he appreciated Lovecraft's concepts but cared less for developing them than for systematizing them.
Derleth maintains that this all a parallel of the "Christian Mythos," with its bad against good, and with humanity the focal point of it all.
I grant Derleth the right to his view of the cosmos, but the sad thing is that he has made all too many believe that his view is that of Lovecraft also.
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 Notorious Canary-Trainers
Derleth wrote seven collections of short stories in this series and another writer, Basil Copper, is continuing it.
Derleth was born Feb. 24, 1909, in Sauk City, Wis. During his university years he wrote the first group of pastiches of Shelock Holmes -- the Solar Pons stories -- which, though immediately published in magazines, were not to see book publication until 1945 and after.
The August Derleth Society is dedicated to the promotion of August Derleth's work and the preservation of his memory.
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 Remembering August Derleth
August William Derleth was born in Sauk City, Wisconsin.
They are as separated from the earth as from heaven, and engaged in concerns of no meaning in the cosmos, lost even to themselves as they were meant to be by nature, as remote from themselves as from the stars.
August Derleth was Wisconsin's most prolific author writing over 150 books in every genre.
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 Things Humankind Was Never Meant to Know!
A phrase originally coined by August Derleth to describe the universe, and various entities that inhabit said universe, as created by H.P. Lovecraft and others (including Derleth himself).
Derleth wrote many stories associated with the Mythos, and even tried to organize various aspects of Lovecrafts works into a coherent structure.
Derleth also did much in the way of ghostwriting in Lovecrafts name, based upon ideas and fragments of storylines that were Lovecrafts.
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 August Derleth at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
Lovecraft (Lovecraft's references to "le Comte d'Erlette" is an homage to Derleth), after Lovecraft's death he took a number of Lovecraft's unfinished stories and rewrote or finished them for publication in Weird Tales, and later in book form.
Derleth codified the Mythos bringing it more in line with his own Christian conception of the battle between Good and Evil and, as other authors had done before him, he added new gods and creatures to the mythology.
Derleth founded Arkham House, a weird fiction specialty publisher.
www.wiki.tatet.com /August_Derleth.html   (216 words)

 ADS: The August Derleth Society   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
With forty newly discovered manuscripts still to be published, added to Derleth's 150 books already in print, his place in American literature continues to evolve and grow.
The ADS is dedicated to the promotion of August Derleth's work and the preservation of his memory.
The August Derleth Society would like to express its sincere gratitude to April and Walden Derleth, and Arkham House Publishers, Also Shopper Stopper (http://www.shopstop.net) for donating hosting services for the ADS web site (and a special Thank You to
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 ADS: About the Society   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
The August Derleth Society is a non-profit organization formed in the late 1970's to actively preserve the rich memory of this true renaissance man. Our goal is to encourage the study of August Derleth's work and to preserve the memory of this
Fawcett realized that Derleth had made a major contribution to American literature and deserved to be recognized for his fine work.
The annual August Derleth Prize is given out every year by the head of the Dept. of English, Professor Ron Wallace.
www.derleth.org /about.htm   (1853 words)

 August Derleth, Papers, 1961-1966
Poet, short story writer, novelist, biographer, and publisher August Derleth was born February 24, 1909 in Sauk City, Wisconsin, a country village on the Wisconsin River where he lived the majority of his life.
Derleth began his prolific writing career as a teenager and had hundreds of his works published up until his death in 1971.
One of Derleth's major writing projects, Sac Prairie Saga, included 38 books all of which contributed to his telling of the "life story of his area of Wisconsin from the early 1800s to the 1950s."* Walden West, included in this collection in manuscript form, is part of the Sac Prarie Saga.
speccoll.library.kent.edu /literature/prose/derleth.html   (474 words)

 August - August: Definition and Much More From Answers.com
August was their third son; the couple had nine more children.
August House is a highly-acclaimed and award-winning multimedia publisher of children's stories, folktale anthologies and resource books.
August begins (astrologically) with the sun in the sign of Leo and ends in the August was named in honor of Augustus.
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 Robert Bloch -- Essays
It was in 1939 that noted Wisconsin regionalist writer August W. Derleth (1909-1971) founded the publishing firm of Arkham House, at first to publish in hardcover books the stories of Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890-1937) whom Derleth shared a friendship via correspondence for over ten years until Lovecraft's death.
While it was August Derleth who became associated with the realm of imaginative literature in Wisconsin, there were others within the state who were also writing and publishing in these various genres.
Derleth originally had dim hopes for Bloch's literary career, but there eventually flowered a friendship between the two that would result in Derleth publishing Bloch's first hardcover collection of stories via Arkham House.
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 The Watchers out of Time   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
What this meant was that Derleth would take a sentence or two from Lovecraft's writing, often a quote from the Necronomicon or a description, and bill these as the writing of both of them.
While it is possible to go some distance with these ideas, Derleth does not; he is bound by Lovecraft's style and does not treat the plots with any imagination.
Derleth's work in publishing the work of Lovecraft and other Mythos authors was invaluable, and credit is due him for this; however, the reader wishes Derleth had stuck to publishing what Lovecraft really wrote, not expanding his story credits.
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 SPACELIGHT: DERLETH, August - personal data
From beginning to end of that magazine's history, Derleth sold them more short stories (his length of choice) than any other writer in any genre, nearly 150, including his first written at age 15, "Bat's Belfry." Derleth didn't write much science fiction but he edited a great deal of it and liked its writers.
Derleth would also complete, publish, and thereby both save and promote the works of H. Lovecraft from near oblivion.
Derleth's own prolific output of over 100 books would not be eclipsed until Asimov.
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 Amazon.com: The Trail of Cthulhu: Books: August Derleth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
Derleth imitates Lovecraft's verbose writing style so poorly that it reads almost as a parody rather than the well intentioned expansion of the Mythos that was intended.
Derleth also goes into such detail, leaves so little to the imagination, and is so repetitive in his narratives, that it robs the stories of any real suspense, foreboding, or fear.
Derleth also attempted to continue Lovecraft's tradition of horror by writing new tales himself, many created from one or two sentences of Lovecraft's.
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 In A Quiet Graveyard - Books - Volumes - Detail   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
This is a landmark collection of poetry by August Derleth, Wisconsin's most famous regional writer and is his first in almost three decades.
August Derleth was one of our most prolific writers.
Although known primarily for his Sac Prairie Saga, Derleth also write many historical novels, biographies, histories of his native state of Wisconsin, and was one of the early pioneers of macabre, fantasy and science fiction.
www.volumesdirect.com /detail.aspx?ID=84&R=1   (264 words)

 Solar Pons: The Great Pretender
In his quest for more stories featuring his favorite detective, Derleth was not to be deterred.
Derleth wrote numerous stories featuring Solar Pons, most of which first saw print in a variety of magazines.
One would think that the Solar Pons stories would have ended in 1971 with the death of August Derleth, but this is not the case.
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 Pohnpei - TheBestLinks.com - Ponape, Aircraft, August Derleth, Battleship, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
Pohnpei (also spelled Ponape and earlier Bonabee) is one of the islands in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), and is one of the Senyavin Islands.
Lovecraft, August Derleth and others use this island as a setting or contain references to it.
This is based on the Ruins of Nan Madol that were already used as a setting of a lost race story by Abraham Merritt (The Moon Pool), where the island is called Nan-Tauach.
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 eBay - august derleth, Fiction Books, Antiquarian Collectible items on eBay.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
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 UW-Waukesha - News, Events & Calendars
Students were invited to submit up to 15 pages of stories or poems in April, and a panel of five from the UW Colleges English department judged the work and offered the $250 prize, funded by the August Derleth Society.
Richard Fawcett, a Connecticut school administrator, founded the August Derleth Society in 1978 to keep alive the memory of the writer, publisher, editor, columnist, naturist, environmentalist and teacher.
The Society established an August Derleth Prize for writing at UW-Madison and another, about 10 years ago, for students attending the UW Colleges.
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 UWC English Department   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
August Derleth published roughly 150 books in a variety of genres during his lifetime—novels, short stories, poems, biographies, essays.
In the 1980s, the Derleth Society endowed a prize on the UW Madison campus for graduate students in the English Department.
The Derleth Prize is awarded to the student who has submitted the strongest body of work.
www.uwc.edu /uwc/depts/english/Announcements/Announcements.html   (419 words)

 UW Press - : Walden West, August Derleth, A North Coast Book
Among the state's most luminous assets is August Derleth, the internationally famous author of more than 150 books, many celebrating the Midwest and its people.
Walden West, reissued here for the first time since its original publication in 1961, is considered by many to be Derleth's masterpiece.
Derleth was a chronicler with his ear uniquely attuned to this northern region.
www.wisc.edu /wisconsinpress/books/0045.htm   (318 words)

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