FROM Clark Ashton Smith
TO H. P. Lovecraft
October 1930


Hope the statue arrived before the letter; thanks for Lovecraft's praise and the loan of "The White Ship", which is Smith's favorite after "The Silver Key" (with reference to Sir John Maundeville, the adventures of Sinbad, Lord Dunsany, "The Call of Cthulhu" and "The Dunwich Horror"); hoping to see "The Whisperer in Darkness," and how it's best when writing sessions are not strung out; Smith's writing held up by his parents' grippe, having done nothing with "The Eggs from Saturn" or "The Ocean-World of Alioth," but completed "Medusa" ("The Gorgon"), and working on "An Offering to the Moon"; Farnsworth Wright accepted "A Rendezvouz in Averoigne" and "The Immeasurable Horror" (with a few changes); on the capriciousness of Wright and the latest issue of Weird Tales (mentioning C. C. Senf, Robert E. Howard, Seabury Quinn, Edmond Hamilton, and H. Warner Munn); on Oriental Stories (with Smith's "Willow Landscape" rejected), Smith sending the latest issue (with copies of Ghost Stories, Amazing, Astounding, and The Argosy, the latter with a novelette by Otis Adelbert Kline); on the problem of fantasy, with Smith going against realism (and desiring to read Walter de la Mare and M. R. James); on Lord Dunsany's stories in Harper's and Cosmopolitan; on the future of fantasy; on the picture of Smith in Wonder Stories; on Francis Flagg's "The Jelly-Fish"; on the weather; misprints in Smith's "The Uncharted Isle" in Weird Tales; no point in reading writing short-short stories; asking for a loan of "The Hound."

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