The Maker of Gargoyles and Other Stories [NOOK Book]

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Clark Ashton Smith was a prodigy, who wrote Arabian Nights novels in his mid-teens and was heralded as a major voice in American poetry by the time he was nineteen. In one frantic burst in the middle 1930s, he wrote nearly a hundred strange, wondrous, and grotesque stories, most of which were published in Weird Tales, Strange Tales, Wonder Stories, and other pulps, but he was by no means a conventional pulp writer. Think of the visions his stories conjure up as sendings, written in strange runes, transported from...
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The Maker of Gargoyles and Other Stories

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Overview

Clark Ashton Smith was a prodigy, who wrote Arabian Nights novels in his mid-teens and was heralded as a major voice in American poetry by the time he was nineteen. In one frantic burst in the middle 1930s, he wrote nearly a hundred strange, wondrous, and grotesque stories, most of which were published in Weird Tales, Strange Tales, Wonder Stories, and other pulps, but he was by no means a conventional pulp writer. Think of the visions his stories conjure up as sendings, written in strange runes, transported from the sorcerer's lair by indescribable genii or winged spirits.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781434446107
  • Publisher: Wildside Press
  • Publication date: 7/2/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 154
  • Sales rank: 325,123
  • File size: 431 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2005

    Maker of Strange Tales

    Very intriguing tales from a very articulate writer. Smith's works desreve more attention. I must admit that I was in fact drawn to this book by its cover. I mean, 'what a cover!' Like the talented sculptor, Blaise Reynard, in Smith's tale Rich DiSilvio's cover art brings vividly to life this demonic stone-carved gargoyle that, although pearched high atop the catherdal, comes to life at night to swoop down and terrorize the French town of Vyones. But as the title suggests there are 'other stories' here! Others even better than the main feature. This book offers a very nice collection of several haunting tales... sure to keep you nestled in a dark corner of your house on a stormy night...filled with strange and eerie delight.

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