033-0120
033-0120
FROM Robert E. Howard
TO H. P. Lovecraft
August 1930

Abstract

Praise for Lovecraft's Fungi from Yuggoth, and thanks for his praise of Howard's "The Moon of Skulls," in addition to being glad to hear of the praise from both Frank Belknap Long and Clark Ashton Smith; on Lovecraft's theories of prehistory and fairy-lore, touching on Howard's own interpretation of the Little People (and Howard's story "The Lost Race"), seguing back to a lengthy discussion Celtic history, legend, and language (quoting heavily from O'Reilly and O'Donovan's Irish-English Dictionary) and coming back to talk of early civilizations and their spread; Howard begs forgiveness for certain questions (giving a sketch of his sketchy education as an excuse), and asks about Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos (which he noticed Adolph de Castro also uses), mentioning the accidental similarity of Cthulhu to Howard's Kathulos "Skull-Face" (with reference to 004-0029).

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Preceded By 032-0005 Letters of Robert E. Howard and H. P. Lovecraft Followed by 000-0421
Preceded By 032-0005 A Means to Freedom Followed By 000-0421
Preceded By 033-0119 Collected Letters of Robert E. Howard Followed By 033-0121
Preceded By 033-0119 Robert E. Howard Selected Letters Followed By 033-0122
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