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Cuento "La declaración de Randolph Carter" (The Statement of Randolph Carter)....

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  • Miriam
    2019-02-17 18:22

    “I’m sorry to have to ask you to stay on the surface,” he said, “but it would be a crime to let anyone with your frail nerves go down there."No need to apologize, Harley! We're good. You go right ahead into that black aperture, from which rushed an effluence of miasmal gases so nauseous that we started back in horror. You call and tell me all about it.Carter's friend really is calling him from the unknown depths and telling him about that uncanny vault. He's taken a telephone on a really long wire. Unfortunately, Warren is the original vaguebooker and just relates in a shaky whisper more portentous than the loudest shriek things like “God! If you could see what I am seeing!”“Carter, it’s terrible—monstrous—unbelievable!”“I can’t tell you, Carter! It’s too utterly beyond thought!"I'm reading Carter & Lovecraft, in which the main character is a descendent of the guy in this story, so I thought I should pause and read something about him, but this story doesn't add much to the recent novel. However, there are some references in C&L to the continuing Randolph Carter stories set in the Dreamlands, so I guess on to those. After the completely different Lovecraft-western pastiche of Weird Trails: The Magazine of Supernatural Cowboy Stories.

  • BillKerwin
    2019-02-28 15:28

    This early story—written in 1919, published in the amateur journal The Vagrant in 1920—is a simple but thoroughly effective tale of terror, based on one of Lovecraft’s dreams. Technically it could be considered part of Lovecraft’s Dunsanian Dream Cycle, since its hero Randolph Carter appears here too, but it reminds me more of Monsieur Valdemar than of anything by Dunsany. Indeed, its whole atmosphere is redolent of Poe, from its narrator whose memory is scarred by trauma to its melodramatic—AND ITALICIZED AND CAPITALIZED—last line.Our narrator Randolph Carter tells of a night he accompanied Harley Warren--his friend and fellow student of the occult—to the graveyard near Big Cypress Swamp. Harley, long been obsessed with discovering “why certain corpses never decay, but rest firm and fat in their tombs for a thousand years,” is now armed with a newly acquired “ancient book in undecipherable characters” and wishes to test his theories. In the graveyard, the two men pry up a stone slab, revealing a flight of stone stairs beneath, and then… but the rest you must discover for yourself.Yes, this is a simple story, but it scared me the first time I read it, and it scares me now just thinking about it. It would take Lovecraft ten years to discover how to localize, anticipate, and prolong a good shock of terror, but The Statement of Randolph Carter shows us that, even in his earliest stories, he had mastered the art of delivering the a shock.

  • ᴥ Irena ᴥ
    2019-03-07 15:22

    The Statement of Randolph Carter is a short story where Carter speaks of his dreadful experience in Big Cypress Swamp. He went there with his friend. They found him wandering with no knowledge of Harley Warren's whereabouts. The last time he saw Harley was before he entered an underground crypt. He never came out. There is a reference to this event in The Silver Key too: 'Once he heard of a man in the South who was shunned and feared for the blasphemous things he read in prehistoric books and clay tablets smuggled from India and Arabia. Him he visited, living with him and sharing his studies for seven years, till horror overtook them one midnight in an unknown and archaic graveyard, and only one emerged where two had entered.'

  • Brian
    2019-03-15 20:40

    This story fed my hunger for horror drama. I loved it!HP sets the scene in jagged cliffs into the underground with ancient runes. It reads like a Hitchcock or Twilight Zone show. A man's ambition leads him to walk toward the center of the earth while talking to the narrator through a telephone with a long wire. The narrator hears ghastly noises and Mr. Carter urges him to leave. The end will make you feel like bugs burrow into your pores.I found a description of a voice powerful and terrifying. He used the word "gelatinous" which makes me think of a phlegm infested throat and the hearing of those vibrations. Awesome read, and short, maybe twenty minutes. Highly recommended.

  • Anabella Córdoba
    2019-02-19 17:30

    Lo he escuchado a través de un audio libro gratuitamente en Google Libros y me ha gustado bastante. La narración fue increíble y realmente sentía el pavor en su voz cuando narraba los hechos terroríficos que le habían pasado al compañero del narrador. Y eso fue justamente lo que me transmitió. Terror, horror, se me palpitaba el corazón. Cosa que aveces leyendo no se siente esas emociones. Aunque el libro también te las da; sólo que el audio las incrementa. Ha sido mi primer audiolibro y me ha encantado la experiencia.

  • Alba Traver
    2019-02-20 15:41

    Relato en los inicios de Lovecraft considerado parte de los Mitos de Cthulhu sin ser uno de los canónicos. Relato muy cortito pero no por ello menos inquietante. Está lejos de ser lo mejor del autor pero se le reconoce perfectamente. Cuenta la horrorosa desaparición de Harley Warren a través de la declaración de su acompañante Randolph Carter, que se encuentra absolutamente horrorizado por las extrañas circunstancias en las que escuchó desaparecer a su amigo. Y poco más se puede contar. Yo, al igual que el señor Carter, espero que Harley Warren "haya encontrado la paz y el olvido definitivos, si es que existen en alguna parte."

  • Oziel Bispo
    2019-03-08 17:36

    Pra que infernizar àqueles que estão quietos no inferno? ..Um conto cheio de horror e terror contado pelo mestre H.P Lovecraft

  • Enchantressdebbicat ☮
    2019-02-26 13:36

    So cool!! Good creepy fun! Listened on audible. Full review to follow.

  • Gustavo Muñoz (Akito)
    2019-03-08 20:16

    Lovecraft knew that the secret to a good horror story was to leave the right things out, letting your imagination do the rest. It's a style that has perdured until today, and for good reason.The Statement of Randolph Carter is standard Lovecraft, with creepy imagery that is only precise enough, and a mentally unstable narrator that drops clues slowly and unaware, allowing for Lovecraft's eerie writing style to take over.

  • Lucia
    2019-03-06 20:25

    **Leído para el Club de Lectura**Para la segunda entrega del Club de Lectura le tocó a Gloria elegir el libro, y se decidió por una selección de cuentos de Lovecraft.Estoy casi segura de que ya había leído este cuento hace mucho. Es muy corto pero resume a la perfeccion el tipo de historias de Lovecraft que más me gustan, por más que la frase final sea un poco ridícula.

  • Scarlet Cameo
    2019-02-18 16:26

    "Les repito que no sé qué ha sido de Harley Warren, aunque pienso -y casi espero- que ya disfruta de la paz del olvido, si es que semejante bendición existe en alguna parte." No esta cerca de ser la mejor historia de Lovecraft, pero la voz de Carter va dando tantos matices que logras sentir su temor y desesperación.

  • Laura
    2019-02-23 12:18

    Una amiga ya me había contado la historia de este cuento, y cuando estaba en la mitad de la lectura recordé el final. Igual lo disfruté, hasta ahora es el que más me gustó de los cuentos designados para el Club de Lectura.No pierde tiempo en describir detalles que a nadie le importan y se crea un clima de suspenso hasta el final. Ojalá haya más como este!

  • Chris
    2019-02-26 14:35

    The essence of Lovecraft's unseen, maddening horrors - the theme that time and again has made us shiver and imagine terrible, unearthly, unknowable things.I love these stories. Incredibly simple, minimal in detail - and it all clicks so well.

  • Netanella
    2019-03-02 15:21

    “I can’t tell you, Carter! It’s too utterly beyond thought—I dare not tell you—no man could know it and live—Great God! I never dreamed of THIS!”A short horror story starring a young Randolph Carter, and his ill-fated friend, Warren Harley. That's him in the quote above. Our adventurous duo decide to explore an underground crypt in the dead of night. Warren, being wise and experienced in these things, decides that Carter must remain above, while he descends into the dark vault, trailing a long telephone wire behind him. I love the imagery of this scene. Warren, of course...well, you know, words simply cannot describe what he experienced. After all, he could barely comprehend it. Ha ha ha! This is where I have to simply proclaim that I simply adore the cheeziness that is ol' Howie. Warren, of course...meets his doom. And Carter gets told off.I'm looking forward to Through the Gates of the Silver Key.

  • osoi
    2019-03-19 20:33

    Лавкрафта на один квадратный сантиметр становится неприлично много, и я начинаю находить в нем определенную прелесть. Может быть, это дело случайности, но с каждый новым витком, с каждым новым рассказом его истории приобретают глубину, а мое легкомысленное замечание о вторичности и сравнении можно зачеркнуть. Говард поистине удивителен. Если это уже звучит достаточно глупецки, то представить боюсь, что будет по освоении бигбуковского трехтомника. Точно буду в любви признаваться.«Показания» – это отложенное знакомство с Картером, которое наконец потихоньку догоняет меня. Он здесь выступает рассказчиком, потерявшим друга и испытавшим неведомый ужас, которому даже не дается объяснения. И ни слова о снах. Только леденящий кровь кошмар наяву да щелчки в трубке. Читателю вручен бесценный дар – возможность использовать свою фантазию на всю катушку и запугать себя самостоятельно. О том, что случилось с другом Картера, пояснений не дается, и подобная сюжетная незавершенность невольно заставляет прокручивать в голове всю историю в попытке найти ниточки, за которые можно уцепиться. Сама идея неведомого ужаса потихоньку оседает в мыслях и становится чуточку стремнее, чем была за пять минут до этого. Это мастерство, перед которым я могу только преклоняться. И отдельный плюс за концовку, за этот простой как пробка ход, от которого невольно идут мурашки по телу, хотя головой понимаешь, что бояться нечего. Нечего же, да?..annikeh.net

  • Godzilla
    2019-03-16 15:25

    This is a very short story, but Lovecraft packs it with tension and it has a finale which is chilling in the extreme.Despite being almost 100 years old, this tale feels fresh and alive. The venture the protagonists set out on is never fully spelt out, and the narrator seems unsure of its purpose.From there the suspense is slowly racked up, with the horror taking place never fully named, leaving the readers imagination to fill the gaps.

  • Monse
    2019-03-02 12:14

    Preciso y efectivo. Uno de los cuentos que más me gustaron de los que había que leer de Lovecraft para el Club de lectura. No delira con cosas sobre naturales, y si lo hace, uno está inclinado a pensar que son resultado de la imagianción y alucinaciones de Carter. El final era esperable, pero me encantó como está escrito. Y también me encantó la "charla" telefónica.

  • Kathya
    2019-03-08 17:26

    Este cuento lo tuve que leer por el colegio. Me gustó bastante la verdad, tanto que me gustaría seguir leyendo otras historias del escritor. La mejor parte claramente es la llamada telefónica, como que estaba super expectante mientras leía eso.

  • Alonso López
    2019-03-02 13:20

    i love this tale, because it was the first tale i read of lovecraft, i read him in a class, at school, it was the book of my best friend

  • TOM
    2019-03-12 19:13

    An unsettling and perfectly crafted short from the master of weird horror fiction."The place was an ancient cemetery; so ancient that I trembled at the manifold signs of immemorial years. It was in a deep, damp hollow, overgrown with rank grass, moss, and curious creeping weeds, and filled with a vague stench which my idle fancy associated absurdly with rotting stone. On every hand were the signs of neglect and decrepitude, and I seemed haunted by the notion that Warren and I were the first living creatures to invade a lethal silence of centuries. Over the valley’s rim a wan, waning crescent moon peered through the noisome vapours that seemed to emanate from unheard-of catacombs, and by its feeble, wavering beams I could distinguish a repellent array of antique slabs, urns, cenotaphs, and mausolean facades; all crumbling, moss-grown, and moisture-stained, and partly concealed by the gross luxuriance of the unhealthy vegetation"

  • Amy (Other Amy)
    2019-03-15 17:39

    First swamp story in the collection. Let it be known that grave robbing (or maybe just grave disturbing?) + mysterious indecipherable books from Arabia and India = bad idea. This one actually works, largely because of the tension provided by the improbable introduction of the telephone to the plot. (Lovecraft probably could have done wonders with cellphones, horror-wise.) Also, (view spoiler)[the nameless terror at least talks, so that helps (hide spoiler)]. 3*(Moved 2015 review to the individual work Sept. 2017 to make room to review the collection under its own entry. I remember this one really well. Also, now know that Randolph Carter is to become a familiar fellow.)

  • Oleksandr
    2019-03-02 18:23

    Рендольф Картер прокидається у лікарні. Він запевняє, що не може згадати, що саме трапилося з ним і його приятелем Гарлі Уорреном. Їх давно цікавили потаємні знання, про які Картер навіть боїться розповідати. Події тієї ночі для нього наче в тумані. Вдвох вони прийшли на цвинтар і відкопали гробницю. Уоррен умовляв Картера залишитися на поверхні, бо у того слабка психіка і він може прото не пережити побачене. Уоррен спустився у гробницю і передавав звідти новини телефонним дротом, допоки не почав несамовито благати Картера полишити його внизу і тікати світ за очі.

  • Person113
    2019-03-04 14:14

    A quick, easy, and worthwhile little read. It will take the average reader not much longer than ten to fifteen minutes to read, and yet it's still superior to most literature being presently published. It starts off a tad bit slow but soon Lovecraft kicks into high gear and goes wild, writing with poetic horror and a fierce, violent passion for the bizarre and disturbing. My first Lovercraft and most definitely not my last!

  • A.N. Mignan
    2019-03-03 16:20

    “It is true that I have for five years been his closest friend, and a partial sharer of his terrible researches into the unknown“ Ah! When it starts like this, you can expect some of the best of Lovecraft where fringe science, archaeology of the deep (underground or unconscious) and the fantastic collide. But… as too often, too much is kept hidden from the reader.

  • Phil Fillinger
    2019-03-17 15:38

    HP does his thing once again! Repeated suspense all building up to another chilling final sentence. The entirety of the story I was begging to know what “it” was... and the payoff was just right... doesn’t give you everything... but it gives you plenty to devise your own menacing monstrosity to haunt your dreams!!

  • Leandro Guimarães
    2019-03-02 17:15

    Not quite my cup of tea, but well told.

  • Baal Of
    2019-02-21 14:36

    This one was too vague to really stick for me. Too much of the "Oh it is horrible" and "indescribable" type statements. I need a bit more.

  • Faiza Sattar
    2019-03-20 18:26

    Bone chilling. Gave me quite a fright. I’m beginning to enjoy Lovecraft, especially his writing style: classic, succinct and vivid.

  • Elena ( The Queen Reads )
    2019-03-12 14:24

    Warren can't come to the phone right nowWhy? Because he's dead

  • Ryan McKenzie
    2019-03-09 12:27

    Good suspense and horror. Exciting and scary.