Letter to Clark Ashton Smith

From H. P. Lovecraft

June 24, 1927

Dear C A S:

Chambers is like Rupert Hughes & a few other fallen Titans—equipped with the right brains & education, but wholly out of the habit of using them. So far as I know, Carcosa is purely a creation of Ambrose Bierce—as are Hastur & certain other details. Chambers must have been impressed with An Inhabitant of Carcosa & Haita the Shepherd, which were first published during his youth. But he even improves on Bierce in creating a shuddering background of horror—a vague, disquieting memory which makes one reluctant to use the faculty of recollection too vigorously.

Yr most obt Servt
H P L

Selected Letters (Arkham House) 282

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