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The Colossus of Ylourgne on H.P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast
Posted by: Oldjoe (IP Logged)
Date: 6 January, 2021 08:49AM
The always-entertaining H.P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast has started to tackle CAS' "The Colossus of Ylourgne" on their newest episode:

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It's a fun discussion, and the hosts are both very enthusiastic about the story, which is no surprise for anyone who has read it!

Re: The Colossus of Ylourgne on H.P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast
Posted by: Cathbad (IP Logged)
Date: 6 January, 2021 12:12PM
Nearing the gates of Vyones at sunset, Gaspard du Nord saw behind him, through gaps in the ancient wood, the far-off head and shoulders of the terrible colossus, who moved along the Isoile, stooping from sight at intervals in some horrid deed.

I'm guessing this was the inspiration?

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Re: The Colossus of Ylourgne on H.P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast
Posted by: Sawfish (IP Logged)
Date: 6 January, 2021 12:20PM
That's a really insightful tale, isn't it?

A thwarted, egotistical Caliban becomes empowered and seeks revenge.

This is a lot like "The Dark Eidolon", isn't it?

--Sawfish

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Re: The Colossus of Ylourgne on H.P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast
Posted by: Hespire (IP Logged)
Date: 6 January, 2021 01:03PM
Cathbad Wrote:
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> Nearing the gates of Vyones at sunset, Gaspard du
> Nord saw behind him, through gaps in the ancient
> wood, the far-off head and shoulders of the
> terrible colossus, who moved along the Isoile,
> stooping from sight at intervals in some horrid
> deed.
>
> I'm guessing this was the inspiration?
>
> [en.wikipedia.org]
> ng)


CAS mentioned Goya once or twice in his fiction. In "The Hunters From Beyond" (not a favorite of mine) the protagonist was looking over Goya's "proverbes", or Los disparates, and compared its artwork with the ultraterrestrial ghouls he encountered. Whether or not there is any link between this painting and the story at hand, he was certainly an admirer of Goya and the similarities are immense!



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