What is the name of Lovecraft’s cat?

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What is the name of Lovecraft’s cat?

Just so you know, Lovecraft was a very racist man. Now, Lovecraft did not hold all white people in uniform high regard but rather esteemed the English people and those of English descent.

He praised non-WASP groups (White Anglo Saxon Protestants) such as Hispanics and Jews; however, his private writings on groups such as Irish Catholics, German immigrants, and African-Americans were consistently negative. Just some food for thought.

The name of the cat, “Nigger Man“, has often been cited in discussions of Lovecraft’s racial attitude.

What is the name of Lovecraft's cat
What is the name of Lovecraft’s cat?

Lovecraft owned a cat by that name until 1904. The cat had likely been given its name when Lovecraft was about age 9.

When Lovecraft was 5 years old he was given a cat with a racial epithet for a name. Being 5, it’s doubtful that he named it, but that it was named by his parents or other adult relatives.

Friends, he owned it until he was 14. He never owned another animal, but he did make friends with many strays, which he gave such names as “Little Sam Perkins” and “Old Man”.

He invented a fraternity for the strays to belong to and filled his letters with the antics of the members of the Kappa Alpha Tau (Kompson Ailouron Taxis, or Company of Elegant Cats).

While there can be no question that HPL had racist beliefs, I don’t think the name of his childhood cat can be laid at his door, and he never called any other cat by an epithet name, though he did put the pet of his youth in two stories, THE CASE OF CHARLES DEXTER WARD and THE RATS IN THE WALLS.

What is the name of Lovecraft’s cat?

HPL was known to have been fond of cats and owned several during his life.

That said, you’re probably asking about a particular name that he both applied to one of his cats and used it like a cat’s name in one of his stories.

The black cat in question, who either died or ran away in 1904, was named “Nigger-Man.”

HPL was known to have extremely racist views (this is borne out in his correspondence and by contemporaries), and at least one reprinting of the story in question changes the cat’s name entirely.

What is the name of Lovecraft’s cat?

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