This is the definitive critical anthology on the writings of Texan Robert Howard, the originator of Sword & Sorcery fantasy and also of Conan The Barbarian. The essays survey Howard’s work in fantasy, westerns, poetry and supernatural horror tales.

Contents

  • ii •  Robert E. Howard, 1930s • interior artwork by uncredited
  • 3 • Howard’s Fantasy • (1984) • essay by Fritz Leiber
  • 17 • Robert E. Howard: Frontiersman of Letters • (1984) • essay by Donald Sidney-Fryer
  • 23 • Barbarian Bard: The Poetry of Robert E. Howard • (1984) • essay by Steve Eng
  • 65 • Through Black Boughs: The Supernatural In Howard’s Fiction • (1984) • essay by Dennis Rickard
  • 87 •  Robert E. Howard, 1930s [2] • interior artwork by uncredited
  • 88 •  A Selection of Howard Publications • interior artwork by uncredited
  • 90 • A Boy, a Beehive, and a Chinaman • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 91 •  Downtown Cross Plains, Texas, 1981 • interior artwork by Mary Spoerer
  • 91 •  Downtown Cross Plains, Texas, 1981 [2] • interior artwork by Mary Spoerer
  • 92 •  Post Oak Country Outside Cross Plains, 1981 • interior artwork by Mary Spoerer
  • 92 •  Post Oak Country Outside Cross Plains, 1981 [2] • interior artwork by Mary Spoerer
  • 93 •  The Howard Home, Cross Plains, 1965 • interior artwork by Richard L. Tierney
  • 93 •  The Driveway Next to the Howard Home, Where Robert E. Howard Committed Suicide • interior artwork by Richard L. Tierney
  • 94 •  Letter to Robert E. Howard, June 1, 1932 • (1976) • essay by John F. Byrne
  • 95 •  Letter to Robert E. Howard, December 28, 1931 • essay by Farnsworth Wright
  • 96 •  Cover for “The Slithering Shadow”, “Weird Tales”, September 1933 • interior artwork by Margaret Brundage
  • 97 •  Cover for “A Witch Shall Be Born”, “Weird Tales”, December 1934 • interior artwork by Margaret Brundage
  • 98 •  Robert E. Howard and Tevis Clyde Smith, “Beachcomber’s Argument” • interior artwork by uncredited
  • 98 •  The Howard Family Grave, Greenleaf Cemetery, Brownwood, Texas • interior artwork by Mary Spoerer
  • 99 • The Western Fiction of Robert E. Howard • (1984) • essay by Ben P. Indick
  • 117 • Robert E. Howard: Hard-Boiled Heroic Fantasist • (1984) • essay by George Knight
  • 135 • Robert E. Howard: Professional Writer • (1984) • essay by Glenn Lord
  • 149 • The Dark Barbarian • (1984) • essay by Don Herron
  • 183 • Appendix A: Robert E. Howard’s Library • essay by Steve Eng and Don Herron
  • 201 • Appendix B: Howard’s Suicide • essay by uncredited
  • 205 • Bibliography (The Dark Barbarian) • (1984) • essay by uncredited
  • 241 • Notes on Contributors • essay by uncredited
Published by: Greenwood Press
Year : 1984
Edition : 1st
Format : Hardcover (no dustjacket)
Pages : 243
Cover : Unknown
Illustrations : See notes

Notes

Illustrations by:
Mary Spoerer
Richard L. Tierney
Margaret Brundage

Edited by Don Herron
12 page section with black & white photos, cover reproductions, letter reproductions, and a holograph from Howard’s high school paper.

The Dark Barbarian – The Writings of Robert E. Howard: A Critical Anthology

This is the definitive critical anthology on the writings of Texan Robert Howard, the originator of Sword & Sorcery fantasy and also of Conan The Barbarian. The essays survey Howard’s work in fantasy, westerns, poetry and supernatural horror tales.

Tags: Biography / Don Herron / Donald Sidney-Fryer / Farnsworth Wright / Fritz Leiber / Glenn Lord / Margaret Brundage / Mary Spoerer / Robert E. Howard / Steve Eng