Song of the Necromancer & Others: The Complete Poems from Weird Tales

by Clark Ashton Smith
Release date: March 2010
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: fantasy, horrorweird fiction

A collection of poems from Weird Tales by Clark Ashton Smith.

When the history of fantasy and horror fiction is being discussed, the pulp magazine Weird Tales is inevitably mentioned. Published on low-grade "pulp" paper, Weird Tales was the first newsstand magazine devoted exclusively to weird and fantastic fiction. It ran for 279 issues, from March 1923 to September 1954.

The three most important and influential writers to have their work published in the title were Rhode Island horror writer H.P. Lovecraft; the Texan creator of Conan the Cimmerian, Robert E. Howard; and the California poet, short story writer, illustrator and sculptor, Clark Ashton Smith.

"The Complete Poems from Weird Tales" series collects their verse in the order that it originally appeared in the pages of "The Unique Magazine".

SONG OF THE NECROMANCER - CLARK ASHTON SMITH

"CLARK ASHTON SMITH (1893-1961) was a poet, short story writer, illustrator and sculptor. One of the "big three" authors to appear in the legendary pulp magazine Weird Tales – alongside H.P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard – his fiction and artwork was published in a wide variety of magazines, anthologies and collections. For most of his sixty-eight years, Smith lived in a small cabin in the woods near Auburn, California, and during his lifetime he published nearly twice as many books of poetry than he did short stories."
-Stephen Jones

Contents:

  • The Garden of Evil
  • The Red Moon
  • Solution
  • The Melancholy Pool
  • A Fable
  • Interrogation
  • The Saturnienne
  • Warning
  • Sonnet
  • Nyctalops
  • The Nightmare Tarn
  • Fantaisie d'Antan
  • Ougabalya
  • Shadows
  • Fellowship
  • In Slumber
  • Dominion
  • In Thessaly
  • Ennui
  • Song of the Necromancer
  • To Howard Phillips Lovecraft
  • Outlanders
  • Farewell to Eros
  • The Prophet Speaks
  • Bacchante
  • The Phoenix
  • Witch Dance
  • Necromancy
  • Dialogue
  • Desert Dweller
  • The Sorcerer to His Love
  • Resurrection
  • To the Chimera
  • Do You Forget, Enchantress?
  • Luna Aeternalia
  • "Not Altogether Sleep"
  • Sonnet for the Psychoanalysts
  • "O Golden-Tongued Romance"
  • Don Quixote on Market Street
(updated 2017-01-16)

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