Item #H34971 Archive of over 125 letters, 1966-1983, on poetry, music, Korea, Lovecraft, horror stories, science fiction, Arkham House. James Wade.
Archive of over 125 letters, 1966-1983, on poetry, music, Korea, Lovecraft, horror stories, science fiction, Arkham House
Archive of over 125 letters, 1966-1983, on poetry, music, Korea, Lovecraft, horror stories, science fiction, Arkham House
Archive of over 125 letters, 1966-1983, on poetry, music, Korea, Lovecraft, horror stories, science fiction, Arkham House
Archive of over 125 letters, 1966-1983, on poetry, music, Korea, Lovecraft, horror stories, science fiction, Arkham House
Archive of over 125 letters, 1966-1983, on poetry, music, Korea, Lovecraft, horror stories, science fiction, Arkham House
Archive of over 125 letters, 1966-1983, on poetry, music, Korea, Lovecraft, horror stories, science fiction, Arkham House
Archive of over 125 letters, 1966-1983, on poetry, music, Korea, Lovecraft, horror stories, science fiction, Arkham House
Archive of over 125 letters, 1966-1983, on poetry, music, Korea, Lovecraft, horror stories, science fiction, Arkham House
Archive of over 125 letters, 1966-1983, on poetry, music, Korea, Lovecraft, horror stories, science fiction, Arkham House

Archive of over 125 letters, 1966-1983, on poetry, music, Korea, Lovecraft, horror stories, science fiction, Arkham House

Seoul and San Francisco: 1966-1983. An amazing archive of letters, clippings, manuscripts, etc., from James Wade (1930-83) to fellow poet and ghost story author John Alfred Taylor, over 125 separate letters, beginning in 1966 with a request for a college literary journal on Poe that Taylor edited at Washington & Jefferson College and ending only with Wade's death in 1983. Wade also went by "Wade A. Hiller" (we think this was his given name) and used other pseudonyms occasionally. Wade was an interesting figure, a poet, musician and composer, Lovecraftian, journalist, story writer, critic, etc. After first visiting Korea in 1954 while enlisted in the US Army, Wade returned in 1960 to become a permanent resident. He wrote a column for the Korea Times, "Scouting the City," from 1964 until 1974, and published a book, "One Man's Korea," in 1967. He wrote about music for a variety of publications. His symphonic and chamber music compositions were performed in numerous countries. He wrote an opera, The Martyred, based on a novel by Richard E. Kim. Wade's work appeared in Mythos anthologies like Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos (Arkham House, 1969), The Disciples of Cthulhu (DAW Books, 1976), The Hastur Cycle (Chaosium, 1993), The New Lovecraft Circle (Fedogan & Bremer, 1996), The Innsmouth Cycle (Chaosium, 1998), and A Mountain Walked (Centipede Press, 2014).A collection of Wade's work, "Such Things May Be: Collected Writings," was released by Shadow Publishing in 2018, edited by Edward P. Berglund with a foreword by Fritz Leiber. John Alfred Taylor (1931-2023) was from 1967 to his retirement an Associate Professor at Washington & Jefferson College in Washington, PA. A volume of poetry, The Soap Duckets came out in 1965; Waking at Night appeared in 2009. A volume of supernatural fiction, Hell is Murky, was published by Ash-Tree Books in 2008. A substantial archive, the letters elaborate on many of their mutual loves: supernatural fiction, poetry, drama, music, Lovecraft and the Arkham House gang, and also give a picture of Wade's life in Korea and his own publications, with lots of clippings and other material inserted. The two also collaborated on an octet with music by Wade and lyrics by Taylor called "What Beacon Shall We Travel By?" (1978) and another musical piece called "Threshers' Chorus and Dance" (also 1978) present here in hand-bound purple mimeos. We will also include a copy of "Such Things May Be." Very good. Item #H34971

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