The Annotated Hashish-Eater by Clark Ashton Smith


  • Edited by Donald Sidney-Fryer
  • 85 pp. plus audio CD
  • 2008
  • ISBN13: 978-0-9793806-8-6




Includes audio CD.


This expanded edition of Donald Sidney-Fryer’s rare scholarly work, an annotated version of Clark Ashton Smith's epic poem The Hashish-Eater, presents both the appearance from Ebony and Crystal, (1922) side by side with that from his Selected Poems, as he revised it in the late 1940s.

Sidney-Fryer has extensively annotated the poem and provided an exhaustive commentary. Also included are significant related writings by Smith, including “Argument of The Hashish-Eater;” “The Crystals,” and “The Face from Infinity,” as well as a 1950 letter from Smith detailing the genesis of the poem.

As a bonus, an audio CD documents a performance of Donald Sidney-Fryer, himself an accomplished poet, dramatically reading Smith’s poem.

This product was added to our catalog on Friday 26 March, 2010.