Odes and Sonnets

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Clark Ashton Smith, nicknamed one of the "big three" of Weird Tales (the famous pulp fiction magazine), was also a romantic-style poet, contributor to the Cthulhu Mythos and a literary friend of H.P Lovecraft. As a poet, he was considered one of the last great West Coast Romantics.
Published in 1918, prefaced by his mentor George Sterling and illustrated with Decadent movement-inspired embellishments by Florence Lundborg, this volume contains material republished from his 1912 collection and later included in his 1922 poetry compilation. (Summary by Mary Kay) (0 hr 34 min)


Preface, by George Sterling 2:44 Read by Amy Gramour
Nero 5:42 Read by Larry Wilson
Ode to the Abyss 3:59 Read by Anusha Iyer
To the Darkness 2:43 Read by Anusha Iyer
The Retribution 1:16 Read by Anusha Iyer
Satan Unrepentant 6:14 Read by Anusha Iyer
Alexandrines 1:09 Read by Amy Gramour
Exotique 1:15 Read by Larry Wilson
Ave Atque Vale 1:20 Read by Larry Wilson
The Ministers of Law 0:59 Read by Amy Gramour
The Refuge of Beauty 1:12 Read by Anusha Iyer
The Crucifixion of Eros 1:12 Read by Anusha Iyer
The Harlot of the World 1:02 Read by Amy Gramour
Belated Love 1:11 Read by Anusha Iyer
The Medusa of Despair 1:12 Read by Anusha Iyer
Memnon at Midnight 1:21 Read by Anusha Iyer