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Creep, Shadow, Creep A. Merritt

Creep, Shadow, Creep

A. Merritt

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Abraham Grace Merritt (January 20, 1884-August 21, 1943) - known by his byline, A. Merritt - was an American editor and author of works of fantastic fiction.Merritts writings were heavily influenced by H. Rider Haggard and Gertrude Barrows BennettMoreAbraham Grace Merritt (January 20, 1884-August 21, 1943) - known by his byline, A. Merritt - was an American editor and author of works of fantastic fiction.Merritts writings were heavily influenced by H. Rider Haggard and Gertrude Barrows Bennett (writing as Francis Stevens), with Merritt having emulated Bennetts earlier style and themes. Merritts stories typically revolve around conventional pulp magazine themes: lost civilizations, hideous monsters, etc. His heroes are gallant Irishmen or Scandinavians, his villains treacherous Germans or Russians (in accordance with the politics of the time) and his heroines often virginal, mysterious and scantily clad.What sets Merritt apart from the typical pulp author, however, is his lush, florid prose style and his exhaustive, at times exhausting, penchant for adjective-laden detail. Merritts fondness for micro-description nicely complements the pointillistic style of Boks illustrations, and often serves to highlight and radicalize the inherent fetishistic tendencies of pulp Sci Fi.