FROM Clark Ashton Smith
TO George Sterling


Prompting Sterling to write an essay on the prevailing trend in thought and aesthetics; Smith's disagreement with humanists and his desire to find "a Hyperborea beyond Hyperborea" in poetry; on their fantastic poetry (citing Sterling's "A Wine of Wizardry", Dr. Ben Johnson, and Henry Seidel Canbys); Smith received the Overland Monthly and is looking forward to Donald Wandrei's article (The Emperor of Dreams), with a note on Wandrei's cosmic theory; Smith determines to write an article on the defense of imaginative poetry (citing Shakespeare's The Tempest, Keats, Poe, Baudelaire, Shelley, Coleridge, Whitman, and Freud).

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