Letter to Clark Ashton Smith

From H. P. Lovecraft

10 Barnes St.

Aug. 9, 1926

Dear C A S:—

I haven't read The Silver Stallion yet, but may in time. Irony used to interest me when I was younger & more impressed by the hollowness of the things it castigates, but nowadays the current hypocrisies do not seem important enough to me to warrant the expenditure of artistic effort against them. Nothing in the universe matters very much, & to laugh habitually at any one set of things seems almost to imply that they are worth laughing at. I infinitely prefer Dunsany to Cabell—he has a genuine magic & freshness which the weary sophisticate seems to lack ...............

Most cordially & sincerely,

Selected Letters (Arkham House) 228

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