Saturday, July 18, 2009

George Henry Weiss

Mentioned in the two volume set of Derleth-HPL letters.
From LW Currey:

Flagg, Francis (pseudonym of George Henry Weiss). TYPED LETTER SIGNED (TLS). 1 page on plain letter-size paper with Weiss's Tucson address at upper right, dated 31 November 1932, to E. Hoffmann Price. Weiss (?1898-1946), a Canadian-born writer who produced some weird tales and science fiction under the Flagg pen-name, corresponded sporadically with H. P. Lovecraft during the 1930s. Price was a prolific contributor to the pulps. Here he apologizes to Price for the delay in answering his mail, blaming illness and lethargy due to the economic depression, mournfully recounting some setbacks in placing stories. He mentions that he has not met Lovecraft in person though he has corresponded with him, and treasures both his letters and his fiction. "I consider him somewhat of a genius... ." Weiss "had communist leanings and may have contributed to HPL's gradual shift toward socialism." - Joshi and Schultz, An H. P. Lovecraft Encyclopedia, p. 294. Faint fold creases, short tear at margin of center fold, general tanning to pulpy paper, a bit of wrinkling at edges, near fine. (#116638)

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