FROM H. P. Lovecraft
TO Elizabeth Toldridge


Lovecraft starting a long trip (beginning with a visit to the Longs in New York), on cuttings that Toldridge had sent (on architecture, on cat breeds, on Hart Crane), more on his trip, on The Carillon, on Toldridge's cards and poetry, on a second and third batch of cuttings (the ancient climate of the arctic and antarctic, Mi-Go, Easter Island effigies, architectural "doo-dads," etc.) on how art should be timeless (and the cheapness and artificiality of moderns and Victorians), on the contemporary art exhibition Lovecraft attended, Lovecraft stalled on "The Whisperer in Darkness," on philosophy (referencing Will Durant, the Haldeman-Julius Little Blue Books, George Santayana, Joseph Wood Krutch, Freud, Jung, Adler, etc.) seguing into a discussion on immortality (and his own wish for non-existence after death), on observation and imagination (and Lovecraft's preference for fantasy over romance), and more notes on Toldridge's poetry, no Spring in Providence yet.

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