BirthdayJanuary 13, 1893
BirthplaceLong Valley, USA

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Clark Ashton Smith

    Full name: Clark Ashton Smith
    Also known as: Clark Ashton Smith, Smith, Clark Ashton
    Professions: American short story writer and poet
    Nationality: American
    Occupation: Short-story writer, poet

  2. Clark Ashton Smith Death information

    Died: Monday, 14th of August, 1961 (Age: 68)

  3. Clark Ashton Smith Biography

    Clark Ashton Smith (January 13, 1893 – August 14, 1961) was a self-educated American poet, sculptor, painter and author of fantasy, horror and science fiction short stories. He achieved early local recognition, largely through the enthusiasm of George Sterling, for traditional verse in the vein of Swinburne. As a poet, Smith is grouped with the West Coast Romantics alongside Ambrose Bierce, Joaquin Miller, Sterling, Nora May French, and remembered as "The Last of the Great Romantics" and "The Bard of Auburn".Smith was one of "the big three of Weird Tales, along with Robert E. Howard and H. P. Lovecraft", where some readers objected to his morbidness and violation of pulp traditions. It has been said of him that "nobody since Poe has so loved a well-rotted corpse." He was a member of the Lovecraft circle, and Smith's literary friendship with H. P. Lovecraft lasted from 1922 until Lovecraft's death in 1937. His work is marked chiefly by an extraordinarily wide and ornate vocabulary, a cosmic perspective and a vein of sardonic and sometimes ribald humor.

  4. Clark Ashton Smith Family

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