Fantasy Required Readings
No SF/Fantasy anthology would be complete without Lovecraft, so here he is.
Also in audio version.
And a Lovecraftian wiki that contains a basic biography and the common themes of his work, including some context for his racism.
“A Dreamer and a Visionary : H.P. Lovecraft in His Time” Liverpool : Oxford University Press USA. 2001
“H. P. Lovecraft For Our time” by Gordon Douglas. Sept 13th 2017. Published by PublicBooks.org.