Polaris Polaris is a short story by H P Lovecraft written in and first published in the December issue of the amateur journal The Philosopher It is noteworthy as the story that introduces Lovecraft

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  • Author: H.P. Lovecraft
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  • Polaris is a short story by H P Lovecraft, written in 1918 and first published in the December 1920 issue of the amateur journal The Philosopher It is noteworthy as the story that introduces Lovecraft s fictional Pnakotic Manuscripts, the first of his arcane tomes.The story begins with the narrator describing the night sky as observed over long sleepless nights from h Polaris is a short story by H P Lovecraft, written in 1918 and first published in the December 1920 issue of the amateur journal The Philosopher It is noteworthy as the story that introduces Lovecraft s fictional Pnakotic Manuscripts, the first of his arcane tomes.The story begins with the narrator describing the night sky as observed over long sleepless nights from his window, in particular that of the Pole Star, Polaris, which he describes as winking hideously like an insane watching eye which strives to convey some strange message, yet recalls nothing save that it once had a message to convey.He then describes the night of the aurora over his house in the swamp and how on this night he first dreamt of a city of marble lying on plateau between two peaks, with Polaris ever watching in the night sky.

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    1. Lovecraft wrote the philosophical reverie “Polaris” (1918) in his late twenties, shortly after his first period as a serious writer had begun. For the Lovecraft fan, this short story is notable for two things: 1) it seems to be influenced by Dunsany, a writer Lovecraft would not encounter for at least a year, and 2) it is based upon the writer's own dream (a dream so intense Lovecraft felt as if he had been possessed by some ancient ancestor) which featured an empty city of monumental sculpt [...]

    2. Into the north window of my chamber glows the Pole Star with uncanny light. All through the long hellish hours of blackness it shines there. And in the autumn of the year, when the winds from the north curse and whine, and the red-leaved trees of the swamp mutter things to one another in the small hours of the morning under the horned waning moon, I sit by the casement and watch that star. Down from the heights reels the glittering Cassiopeia as the hours wear on, while Charles’ Wain lumbers u [...]

    3. The story begins and ends with the Pole Star, Polaris winking at the narrator 'hideously like an insane watching eye which strives to convey some strange message, yet recalls nothing save that it once had a message to convey'. Only the second time you read those last lines it seems more desperate. The narrator dreams of a city where he too seems to live. Since he isn't much of a warrior, our narrator gets a simple assignment to warn his city if the attacking army comes from the direction he was [...]

    4. Is this the real life? Or is this just fantasy? Caught in a landslide, no escape from reality. Open your eyes, look up to the sky and see

    5. This story is very racist, but it's very good. I don't know how to process that. Five big ol' racist stars.

    6. "Mientras escribo en mi culpable agonía, frenético por salvar a la ciudad cuyo peligro aumenta a cada instante, y lucho en vano por liberarme de esta pesadilla en la que parece que estoy en una casa de piedra y de ladrillos, al sur de un siniestro pantano y un cementerio en lo alto de una loma, la Estrella Polar, perversa y monstruosa, mora desde la negra bóveda y parpadea horriblemente como un ojo insensato que pugna por transmitir algún mensaje; aunque no recuerda nada, salvo que un día t [...]

    7. Written in 1918 and first published in 1920, Polaris is the first story in Lovecraft's Dream Cycle. In this short tale, the narrator describes the night sky seen from his bedroom window, paying particular attention to the Pole Star."Into the North Window of my chamber glows the Pole Star with uncanny light. [] winking hideously like an insane watching eye which strives to convey some strange message,"One night, after witnessing the Aurora, the narrator dreams of a city "on a strange plateau in a [...]

    8. Another short story, and another trip into a mysterious world and mindset.The story is anchored around the star of the title and it serves as a great touchstone for the strangeness that envelops the story.I'm still learning about Lovecraft's writing, but it's very evocative and I think these short stories are giving me a good grounding in his work.I look forward to seeing how some of these ideas are developed into a longer piece.

    9. Заглядаючи у північне вікно темниці, Полярна зірка наче насміхається над в'язнем. Вона намагається передати йому давно забуте повідомлення. Інколи йому вдається заснути, і йому сниться дивовижне місто. Однієї ночі сон перестає бути сном - оповідач набуває матеріальної фор [...]

    10. A cosmic philosophical questioning of existence itself inspired by a dream. Only HPL can make a star a malevolent villain. I'll leave you with the following haunting poem uttered by the star to the narrator: "Slumber, watcher, till the spheres,Six and twenty thousand yearsHave revolv'd, and I returnTo the spot where now I burn.Other stars anon shall riseTo the axis of the skies;Stars that soothe and stars that blessWith a sweet forgetfulness:Only when my round is o'erShall the past disturb thy d [...]

    11. This story is mainly about exposition as well as the protagonist's growing insanity as he slowly believes himself to be the member of another race existing in a time and realm outside our own. It's relatively slow-paced and isn't necessarily a fleshed out story, but it's still a peculiar and entertaining read.

    12. Otro pequeño relato de H. P. Lovecraft muy interesante sobre los sueños, los astros, una ciudad y sus enemigos. En lo personal este relato me gustó mucho, se ve el misticismo con el que Lovecraft manifiesta su afición por los astros, los sueños y los misterios, un autor adelantado a su época. Lo recomiendo si les late Lovecraft y los relatos/libros de misterio.

    13. Is perception of a realm beyond our own a man's madness, or reality? The place names (Olathoe, Sarkia, Noton, Kadiphonek, Zobna, Lomar, Daikos) are Lovecraft's own (i.e. not Carcosa), but the feel is very reminiscent of Chambers again, a foreign dreamland overtaking reality.(Moved 2015 review to the individual work Sept. 2017 to make room to review the collection under its own entry.)

    14. In this story, I get the idea that Lovecraft is in the early stages of moldy the kind of dream-like horror for which he is famous. However, this development is still in it's infancy and it shows. At times the story feels a bit disjointed and disconnected.

    15. Creo que este es el único relato de los que he leído de Lovecraft, que no me termina de convencer.

    16. Fans of Edgar Allen Poe and the Yellow Wallpaper will enjoy this story. It makes you question what is the reality in this story.

    17. This is one of the earliest novels by the author, and it contains some of the elements and themes that will be further developed in his later work. The story begins with the narrator describing the night sky as observed over long sleepless nights from his window, in particular that of the Pole Star, Polaris, which he describes as winking hideously like an insane watching eye which strives to convey some strange message, yet recalls nothing save that it once had a message to convey. Then he start [...]

    18. A very eerie tale of a man's 'dream' about a city under the Polar star and his attachment to it and subsequent detachment to reality.It is believed that the city that the man witnesses in him dream is through the eyes of his ancestor, although I myself did not pick this up from reading the story but through notes given on the text. Not his best work in regards to stories involving dreams although it does introduce the Pnakotic Manuscripts (a manuscript in the Cthulhu Mythos), a solid three out o [...]

    19. Based on a dream that Lovecraft had, this is a weird and nonlinear story. Experts believe that Lovecraft was trying to convey that the narrator of the story is, in fact, either possessed or being visited by the spirit of a man who lived in the weird city of Lomar. Either way, it's a weird, weird tale. It is not one of the more popular Lovecraft tales, probably because it is deliberately vague. It requires concentration and interpretation. Roughly 3 pages, it is far more challenging than many of [...]

    20. As I'm reading through Lovecraft's short stories, this is the one that introduces some science fiction themes to his work. Lovecraft switches from horror from external sources to horror from within one's own mind. Without giving too much away, madness plays a central role in this short story and it ends with us asking the question.e we awake? Not what quite what I expected from what I've read so far from Lovecraft and quite enjoyable. Lovecraft's words can truly create worlds within one own mind [...]

    21. The coolest part of this story is the whole gimmick of whether or not the dream is merely that, or if the reality of the narrator's life is the fantasy and his dream is the true reality. Lovecraft seemed to have a fascination with nocturnal imaginings and this story seems to highlight his preoccupation with it.

    22. A very early short story, this work of H.P. Lovecraft's recalls his obsession with ancient Others and forgotten civilizations. My GP friend Bill recommended it as being revelatory of Lovecraft's thinking about his own isolation and how that informed his later work. The story is interesting more for that reason than for itself.

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