Sunday, December 31, 2006

Commentary on The Hound Part 7

"A locked portfolio, bound in tanned human skin, held certain unknown and unnamable drawings which it was rumoured {sic} Goya had perpetrated but dare not acknowledged."

Most texts of the story have this, but in the original manuscript it read, "held the unknown and unnamable drawings of Clark Ashton Smith."

C. M. Eddy had read this text and insisted it be removed since he believed that becuase he was pressing Weird tales to take Smith's work, they (Henneberger, Wright) would think it gratuitous and pushy to mention Smith in the story. Lovecraft complied.

Lovecraft believed that (Francisco Jose de Goya y Lucientes) Goya (1746-1828) had the horror too thickly laid on, but did enjoy his works. See Goya's illustrations on this post.

n. 6, p. 380, H P Lovecraft, The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories, Penguin, 1999.

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