The National Amateur, 1922. Item #8
Ridgefield Park, N.J. The National Amateur. Vol. XLIV, No. 3. January 1922. Reprinting of Lovecraft’s The Street. First printed in The Wolverine, the story was inspired by the 1919 Boston Police strike. This brief story shows, as described by S. T. Joshi, “how awful Lovecraft can be when riding one of his hobbyhorses, in particular his stereotyped lament on the decline of New England at the hands of foreigners.” The Street is one of his more patently racist and xenophobic works which has caused justifiable outrage by many and the unfortunate cancellation of his entire canon by some.