An anthology of newspaper articles covering Robert E. Howard’s life and times in West Texas. The articles were pulled from community and school publications—The Tattler, Yellow Jacket, etc. The articles cover a range of activities: from Howard’s graduation from Cross Plains High to his summer graduation from the Howard Payne Commercial School. They describe events that occurred both on campus and off; for example, Howard’s Brownwood High graduation is narrated in detail, even including the text of the commencement speech.

Other articles describe what it was like to work for the Yellow Jacket, the overcrowding at BHS, the senior picnic, and more. Along the way, other Howardian personalities receive equal attention: Clyde Smith, Novalyne Price, and others. This heaping helping of Howard’s “time and place” also includes all of Howard’s stories and poems from the above-named publications, including the recently found “Letter of a Chinese Student” and items whose authorship is uncertain. There’s even an index.

Contents

  • 21 • “Golden Hope” Christmas • non-genre • (1922) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 27 • West Is West • non-genre • (1922) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 49 • Unhand Me, Villain! • non-genre • (1923) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 57 • The Sheik • non-genre • (1923) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 90 • What the Nation Owes the South • (1923) • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of What the Nation Owes to the South)
  • 102 • The Sea • (1923) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 121 • The Rules of Etiquette • (1923) • poem by Robert E. Howard (variant of Rules of Etiquette 1924)
  • 125 • Letter of a Chinese Student (1) • (1924) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 129 • Letter of a Chinese Student (2) • (1924) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 135 • Halt! Who Goes There? • (1924) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 147 • The Ideal Girl • (1925) • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 148 • The Kissing of Sal Snooboo • (1925) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 153 • Renascent • (1925) • poem by Mrs. Lexie Dean Robertson
  • 165 • Illusion • (1926) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 167 • Fables for Little Folks • (1926) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 171 • Roundelay of the Roughneck • (1926) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 179 • Tarantella • (1926) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 181 • Futility • (1926) • poem by Robert E. Howard (variant of Futility (“Time races on and none can stay the tread…”))
  • 189 • Independence and Censorship: An Editorial • (1926) • essay by E. Godbold
  • 197 • Bears Winner on Muddy Field • (1926) • essay by Lowell Burleson
  • 199 • Sleeping Beauty • (1926) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 201 • After the Game • (1926) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 205 • The Baylor Trip • (1926) • poem by F. J. Agee
  • 209 • Weekly Short Story • (1926) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 211 • Departmental Crumbs • (1926) • essay by David Walker (V)
  • 213 • For the Honor of the School • (1926) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 218 • Departmental Crumbs [2] • (1926) • essay by David Walker (V)
  • 225 • The Rivals • (1927) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 227 • His War Medals • (1927) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 231 • The Thessalians • (1927) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 235 • Private Magrath of the A. E. F. • (1927) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 237 • Ye College Days • (1927) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 243 • Cupid Vs. Pollux • (1927) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 253 • From Tea to Tee • (1927) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 263 • The Reformation / A Dream • (1927) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 273 • Robert E. Howard and the “Yellow Jacket” • essay by Rob Roehm
  • 279 •  Letter to Robert E. Howard, December 9, 1926 • essay by Hester Howard
  • 280 •  Letter to Robert E. Howard, January 4, 1927 • essay by Hester Howard
  • 283 • Subject Index (School Days in the Post Oaks) • essay by uncredited
  • 305 • Title Index (School Days in the Post Oaks) • essay by uncredited
  • 308 • Master Reference (School Days in the Post Oaks) • essay by uncredited
Publisher : Robert E. Howard Foundation
Year : May 2011
Format : Hardcover with dust jacket | Trade Paperback  (6 x 9 inches)
Pages : 313
Cover : Photograph of REH and postcards of Brownwood Schools
Illustrations : None (photographs, newspaper comics, and ads inside)

Notes

Edited by Rob Roehm.

Most of the contents are unattributed newspaper articles (or parts of them). Only attributed items are included in the contents above.

An anthology of newspaper articles covering Robert E. Howard’s life and times in West Texas. The articles were pulled from community and school publications—The Tattler, Yellow Jacket, etc. The articles cover a range of activities: from Howard’s graduation from Cross Plains High to his summer graduation from the Howard Payne Commercial School. They describe events that occurred both on campus and off; for example, Howard’s Brownwood High graduation is narrated in detail, even including the text of the commencement speech.

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