The Music of Erich Zann

The Music of Erich Zann The Music of Erich Zann is a short story by American author H P Lovecraft Written in December it was first published in National Amateur March A university student is forced by his lack o

  • Title: The Music of Erich Zann
  • Author: H.P. Lovecraft
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  • The Music of Erich Zann is a short story by American author H P Lovecraft Written in December 1921, it was first published in National Amateur, March 1922.A university student is forced, by his lack of funds, to take the only lodging he can afford In a strange part of the city he had never seen before, on a street named Rue d Auseil , he finds an apartment in an alm The Music of Erich Zann is a short story by American author H P Lovecraft Written in December 1921, it was first published in National Amateur, March 1922.A university student is forced, by his lack of funds, to take the only lodging he can afford In a strange part of the city he had never seen before, on a street named Rue d Auseil , he finds an apartment in an almost empty building One of the few other tenants is an old German man named Erich Zann The old man is mute and plays the viol with a local orchestra He lives on the top floor and when alone at night, plays strange melodies never heard before.

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    • H.P. Lovecraft

      Howard Phillips Lovecraft, of Providence, Rhode Island, was an American author of horror, fantasy and science fiction.Lovecraft s major inspiration and invention was cosmic horror life is incomprehensible to human minds and the universe is fundamentally alien Those who genuinely reason, like his protagonists, gamble with sanity Lovecraft has developed a cult following for his Cthulhu Mythos, a series of loosely interconnected fictions featuring a pantheon of human nullifying entities, as well as the Necronomicon, a fictional grimoire of magical rites and forbidden lore His works were deeply pessimistic and cynical, challenging the values of the Enlightenment, Romanticism and Christianity Lovecraft s protagonists usually achieve the mirror opposite of traditional gnosis and mysticism by momentarily glimpsing the horror of ultimate reality.Although Lovecraft s readership was limited during his life, his reputation has grown over the decades He is now commonly regarded as one of the most influential horror writers of the 20th Century, exerting widespread and indirect influence, and frequently compared to Edgar Allan Poe.

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    • I have a confession.When I read H.P. Lovecraft I narrate the story in the voice of Jude Law as Lemony Snicket.All the more evident here reading The Music of Erich Zann, Lovecraft’s 1922 short story about a student who takes lodging in a weird part of the city and hears, not banjo music, but the haunting chords of the violin.Very Lovecraft. Scary, creepy, gothic – full of the unmentionable, unknowable and unspeakable.Horror.Jude Law channeling Marlin Brando quoting Conrad.“the horror, the h [...]


    • A Lovecraft BR with great GR dweller, Craig :)A nice story, proper scary atmosphere, with a hint of madness. I'm struggling with my reads and I feel that Lovecraft is not getting proper attention from me as it should. I'm putting Lovecraft on hold for a bit. Sorry Craig.Note to self:


    • I'm tickled to say that this 1922 horror short story by H.P. Lovecraft doesn't use the word "eldritch," not even once. It does, however, have insane viol playing, the "blackness of space illimitable," and a strange, narrow street in Paris that, even though the narrator once lived there, can never be found again.I'm just a dabbler with the horror genre generally and Lovecraft in particular, but this was a creepily enjoyable story. Read it free online here at the H.P. Lovecraft website.Full review [...]


    • The Music of Erich Zann is a beautiful story of an unnamed narrator who as a student discovered the beauty and dread of the music of Erich Zann.The story is told years later after a long and unsuccessful search for a strange street where the narrator lived for a while when he was a student. The Rue d’Auseil consists of stairs and the houses don't look like ordinary houses since they lean this way or that.While living there, he hears his upstairs neighbour playing his viol. The melodies are dif [...]


    • This has always been one of the Lovecraft tales I liked best, and I recently learned that it was the only story of Lovecraft’s that Robert Aickman—the English master of modern terror—liked at all. I can see why. Aickman favored obliqueness and indirection in his tales of the uncanny, and for once, in “Eric Zann,” Lovecraft does too, producing a small, understated tale of horror that keeps the adjectives and exclamation points at a minimum, and let’s the reader scare himself.“The Mu [...]



    • Anyone who ever thought or believed that Lovecraft was a bad writer needs to read "The Music of Erich Zann" immediately. It's brief, but I believe it is Lovecraft's masterpiece. It's a perfect story and has none of the "purple prose" problems that Lovecraft's detractors harp upon. In fact, I think the story blows anything that Poe wrote out of the water and is surely one of the best, most ideal weird tales ever written.Do yourself a favor and read it now if you haven't already.


    • A strange, haunting, compelling story about a university student who discovers the music of Erich Zann. Appreciated Lovecraft's writing but I was left wanting more from the ending - a greater musical background may have enhanced my enjoyment of the story as well.


    • Exceptionally creepy, but it lacks something - it doesn't have a terribly satisfying conclusion. Puzzling, more than anything, really.


    • Sheesh, that was creepy. But I loved the open ending. Wonderful! This was my introduction to Lovecraft and it made me want to get my hands on more.



    • Short story about a student who hears some very strange music coming from another apartment in his building in an obscure section of a large, old city, and makes the acquaintance of the strange old mute who plays it. It turns out the musician is trying to keep at bay some nameless, faceless horror that we never get to see. It has the usual HPL unnamed first-person narrator, but in other ways had some very unusual characteristics for HPL: first, it is set in (apparently) Paris, not New England. A [...]


    • One of those strange Lovecraft tales, here the narrator gets lodgings on a rather unusual steet where most of the residents are quite old, he eventually meets a violinist called Erich Zann




    • "There in the narrow hall, outside the bolted door with the covered keyhole, I often heard sounds which filled me with an indefinable dread—the dread of vague wonder and brooding mystery. It was not that the sounds were hideous, for they were not; but that they held vibrations suggesting nothing on this globe of earth […]"As with other celebrated works of Lovecraft, “The Music of Erich Zann” has been transmogrified into a considerable number of modern adaptations, including short films, [...]


    • Not really sure what to say about this. The ending was kind of: "Is that all?" I feel like Lovecraft was trying to get horror into everything. Colour out of Space and Call of Cthulhu, were science and art. Others lots of history. Here is the cosmic horror of music, but hard to appreciate because what was supposedly horrifying about it to the narrator is not said. We have no idea which appeals to me as a twist, a divergence from other works, but also I'm still left feeling unscared. *spoiler* I l [...]


    • На вузькій і темній вулиці Ру д'Осей, яка тягнеться до вершини одного з пагорбів Парижа, жив німецький майстер гри на віолі Еріх Цанн. Тепер цю вулицю неможливо знайти, але саме тут, як розказує оповідач, він деякий час прожив у часи свого студентства. Еріх Цанн творив надзви [...]


    • The narrator lives as a lodger in an old house and hears amazing music coming from upstairs, thus he makes the acquaintance of Erich Zann, a misterious musician with some dark secrets of his own. Although the story is quite good it is slightly frustrating that we never really get to know the origin of Zann's plight.


    • (view spoiler)[Hideous beings from space (?) torment an old mute viola master. (hide spoiler)] Explanation ripped away by the wind, but that kind of worked here. I'm thinking about liking this one.(Moved 2015 review to the individual work Sept. 2017 to make room to review the collection under its own entry.)


    • It's a freaky little story, but the author keeps too much hidden from the reader to the point that not only does your imagination take over, but you're not even really sure what's happening or even why it's happening.


    • I remember being a broke university student and renting the cheapest apartments available. I wasn't in a French city with twisted, cobblestone streets and weird, old mute men playing their viol on the top floor. Lovely, creepy story.


    • Very interesting. I had never heard of this writer and may want to read more by him. I have bookmarked the website for further reading. I am a fan of Edgar Allan Poe and he is the closest I can come to a comparison.




    • My first foray into the writings of H.P. Lovecraft, with whom I have long been familiar. This is a dynamite short story. Top shelf stuff.



    • Lovecraft's last story of 1921, and it's a good one, although it's not as strange or epic as his best stories.




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