FROM Clark Ashton Smith
TO August Derleth


On the ms. for Evening in Spring; on the Autumn weather; on Robert E. Howard (with mention of his Conan stories and buying a copy of Ebony and Crystal); Smith anxious to see Derleth's "The Snow-Thing" ("Ithaqua") and working on "The Temptation of Evagh" ("The Coming of the White Worm"), the latter a chapter from the Book of Eibon; Farnsworth Wright rejects "The Witchcraft of Ulua" for Weird Tales, and Smith asks Derleth's opinion, though Smith thinks he'll have to leave it aside for his hypothetical Tales of Zothique (along with "Xeethra" and "The Madness of Chronomage"), with mention of possible collections of his Averoigne, Atlantean, and Hyperborean tales as well; Smith buys The Collected Ghost Stories of M. R. James (mentioning Samuel Loveman and H. P. Lovecraft). Postscript: Looking forward to Derleth's The Weird Tale In English Since 1890, the possibility to write a critical note on M. R. James for Charles D. Hornig's the Fantasy Fan, as well as three stories, a poem ("Revenant"), and a reply to Forrest J. Ackerman.

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