FROM Clark Ashton Smith
TO H. P. Lovecraft
March 1932


Spring in California; praise from Smith and Donald Wandrei on "The Shadow over Innsmouth"; "The Second Internment" accepted by Bates, who also wants revisions on "The Seed from the Sepulchre"; Wright rejected "Ubbo-Sathla"; Smith sending "The Ghoul" to Swanson, seguing into discussion of Smith's rejected tales; on Best Ghost Stories (with Smith preferring "Canon Alberic's Scrap-Book" by M. R. James, "The Man Who Went Too Far" by E. F. Benson, "The Haunted and the Haunters" by Edward Bulwar-Lytton, "The Damned Thing" by Ambrose Bierce), and criticizing "The Woman's Ghost Story" by Algernon Blackwood; Smith hasn't written much lately, though working on "The Double Shadow"; looking forwards to Lovecraft's "The Dreams of Walter Gilman" ("The Dreams in the Witch House"). Post script: praise for Lovecraft's "In the Vault" in Weird Tales, mentioning Robert C. Sandison, Karda Maysi, Henry S. Whitehead, and deriding Edmond Hamilton's "The Lunar Brain" for ruining an idea that Smith had.

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