Sable Revery: Poems, Sketches and Letters
by Robert Nelson
Robert Nelson (1912-1935) was a contributor of verse to Weird Tales magazine in the mid-1930s, and of verse and prose to fan magazines like The Fantasy Fan. He was also a correspondent of H.P. Lovecraft and Clark Ashton Smith.
This slim volume collects all of his published poems, prose-sketches and letters, which date from the last four years of his short life.
Also included are five letters by H.P. Lovecraft, four to Nelson and one to Nelson's mother after the young man's death.
"His promise in the field of literature seemed to me very considerable; for despite the marks of youthful construction—indefiniteness or overcolouring now and then—his work had a distinct imaginative richness and atmospheric power which was rapidly improving through criticism and self-discipline. I expected to see him develop like other youths whose careers I have watched—August W. Derleth, Donald Wandrei, Frank B. Long, etc.—who are now well-established figures in the world of weird writing."
H. P. Lovecraft on Robert Nelson
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Published by Nodens Books.
ISBN 978-0615652252 [trade paperback]
Table of Contents:
Introduction by Douglas A. Anderson
“Below the Phosphor”
“The Unremembered Realm”
“Under the Tomb”
“Night of Unrest”
“The Weird Tale (A Dialogue)”
“Trilogy of Death”
Appendix. Letters by H.P. Lovecraft