George Sterling (1869 – 1926) was an American poet based in California who, during his lifetime, was celebrated in California as one of the greatest of American poets. A protégé of Ambrose Bierce, Sterling was himself mentor to the young Clark Ashton Smith. His literary and social circle included Nora May French, Jack London, and H. L. Mencken. Besides his eleven volumes of poetry and four verse dramas, Sterling wrote a critical work on Robinson Jeffers and a number of short stories. Lawrence Ferlinghetti has described Sterling as "a kind of leashed Swinburne" and pointed to the influence of Baudelaire and the Symbolist poets. This edition of his complete poetry and verse dramas includes hundreds of uncollected and unpublished poems, along with a comprehensive bibliography and commentary. Cumulatively, they establish Sterling as one of the leading poetic figures in the English-speaking world in the later 19th and early 20th centuries.
S. T. Joshi is a leading authority on H. P. Lovecraft, Ambrose Bierce, H. L. Mencken, and other writers. With David E. Schultz, he has edited editions of the complete poetry of H. L. Mencken, Clark Ashton Smith, and H. P. Lovecraft, among others.
Kevin Starr is an American historian, best known for his multi-volume series on the history of California, collectively called "Americans and the California Dream." He served as California State Librarian from 1994 to 2004, when Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger named him State Librarian Emeritus.
The Shadow of the Unattained: The Letters of George Sterling and Clark Ashton Smith
The Complete Poetry and Translations of Clark Ashton Smith
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