"In June 1942, in New York, the surrealists published the first issue of a review of poetry, the plastic arts, anthropology and psychology ( an American MINOTAUR no less luxurious than its predecessor ) entitled VVV...a text by Robert Allerton Parker discussed the , 'explorers of the pluriverse,' his theme being that 'America has produced pioneers of the inward realm no less than of distant horizons'...Clark Ashton Smith is mentioned as being a powerfully imaginative writer."

The History of Surrealism by Marcel Jean

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In 1943 Max Ernst is living in a simple house deep in the countryside of the American west. It has no electricity or running water. He populates it with imaginative sculpture and paintings. A couple of hundred of miles to the west of him Clark Ashton Smith is living in a simple house deep in the countryside. It has no electricity or running water. He populates it with imaginative sculptures, paintings, poems, and stories.

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