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Clark Ashton Smith
Birth date: January 13, 1893
Died: August 14, 1961
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Dog-Eared Pages rated it 2 years ago
Clark Ashton Smith is a name that exists at the periphery of science fiction and fantasy lore, a name often evoked but rarely read. He is sometimes dismissed as an imitator of Lovecraft; at other times, as a writer whose exotic, hot-house prose often carried him away from his subjects. Yet the title...
Gene rated it 3 years ago
Lichen, mistletoe, aloftIn the dying croft,Leaf the winter trees.Abandoned Plum-OrchardClark Ashton SmithClark Ashton Smith was a poet (see above), sculptor, painter, and writer. Speaking about Clark Ashton Smith the writer, he was one of the three major contributors to Weird Tales magazine; the oth...
Keely rated it 3 years ago
I've spoken before about the constant invention and reinvention of the 'Mystical East' in Western fiction, but by and large, the reason authors do this isn't to malign the East, or to produce propaganda--these are just the secondary results--indeed, it isn't really about the East at all, it's about ...
Randolph "Dilda" Carter
Randolph "Dilda" Carter rated it 3 years ago
This last volume in the Collected Fantasies loses a point for the weakness in Smith's latter tales, especially those after the early 1930's. It is clear that Smith just didn't have the spark anymore once he was not financially bound to getting stories published. A strange situation, opposite probabl...
Gene rated it 4 years ago
Clark Ashton Smith was a person of many talents: he was a poet, sculptor, painter, composer; he also happened to be a writer whose writings remind those of his colleague and friend H.P. Lovecraft. This is a collection of his short stories and novellas subtitled "The Best of Clark Ashton Smith". Usua...
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