How nice to listen to the live show at PhilCon 2019, though it was a bit short (I think there's a lot more to say about this story, but I understand the time limits at a con).
When I reread this story - which already was one of my favorite HPL stories (complete with S.T. Joshi notes) - I even saw it has had much more influence than I thought on the writing of my first short story collection (which will see the light at the end of may, though it is in Dutch - sorry for the secret advertisement here).
I also don't get the opinion of Joshi on this one. I really like HPL's not-mythos short stories like this one, and like The Music of Erich Zann, even The terrible Old Man, and the more refined and longer story The Dreams in the Witch House - all these stories about 'portals to the unknown/terrible' and persons who are meddling with it. I like this theme and sadly it is sometimes overshadowed by the whole mythos thing.