H. P. LOVECRAFT, ESQ. (+playlist)
I am extremely impress'd with ye tome thus far. Leslie S. Klinger is an outstanding editor, a skill'd professional of ye highest order. For example, in Note 8 of his 53-page Foreword we have this:
Writing to Elizabeth Toldridge on March 15, 1929, he despaired of ever finding his own voice: "There are my 'Poe' pieces & my 'Dunsany' pieces--but alas--where are any Lovecraft pieces!" (This passage was mistakenly quoted as "my 'Lovecraft' pieces" in the original edition of Selected Letters, II, 315).
It is also misquoted as such in S. T.'s I Am Providence (page 241) and An H. P. Lovecraft Encyclopedia (page 207). Now this may seem a very minor detail; but it is good to have the precise quote, and to my knowledge, Les is the only of Lovecraft's editors to have noticed this.
I want to discuss more details of the Notes, but this arc is not the finish'd book and should not, really, be quoted from. I am making extensive notes of my own as I read the tome, and I will incorporate those when I write my Amazon review in October.