"His new novels were successful as his old ones had never been; and because he knew how empty they must be to please an empty herd, he burned them and ceased his writings."
Randolph Carter, a hipster BEFORE it was cool.
I was thinking this and wondering what Lovecraft would've made of hipsters.
I think the lad Wilcox who dreams ancient dream older than Tyre and Babylon in Call of Cthulhu probably fits the bill. Hipster isn't by any means a new word, btw. Centuries ago they used to say Hep, which turned into hip hip hooray and hepcat, but there were some anti-Semitic origins to Hep as a slogan in Europe as well. Pickman certainly has had communication with a kind of hipster crowd in Boston too, I'd think.