The Barbaric Triumph: A Critical Anthology on the Writings of Robert E. Howard. The Barbaric Triumph examines all aspects of the life and work of Robert E. Howard — the originator of the sword-&-sorcery fantasy genre and the creator of Conan the Barbarian. Featured are essays by Leo Grin, Edwrad A. Waterman, Charles Hoffman, Paul Spencer, Mark Finn, Steven R. Trout, Lauric Guillaud, Scott Connors, George Knight, Don Herron, and more.
- ii • The Barbaric Triumph (Robert E. Howard, 1920s) • interior artwork by uncredited
- ix • Acknowledgments (The Barbaric Triumph) • essay by Don Herron
- xi • Note on the Text (The Barbaric Triumph) • essay by Don Herron
- xiii • Introduction (The Barbaric Triumph) • essay by Don Herron
- 3 • A Voice from the Past: An Overture from December 1943 • essay by Paul Spencer
- 5 • Conan the Existential • (1974) • essay by Charles Hoffman (variant of Conan the Existentialist)
- 11 • Fists of Robert E. Howard • essay by Mark Finn
- 37 • The Shadow from a Soul on Fire: Robert E. Howard and Irrationalism • essay by Edward A. Waterman
- 59 • Heritage of Steel: Howard and the Frontier Myth • essay by Steven R. Trout
- 79 • Barbarism and Decadence • essay by Lauric Guillaud
- 95 • Twilight of the Gods: Howard and the “Völkstumbewegung” • essay by Scott Connors
- 111 • Gigantic Gulfs of Eons: Kull, Conan, and Tyrant Time • essay by Steve Tompkins [as by Steven Tompkins]
- 129 • Lands of Dreams and Nightmares • essay by George Knight
- 141 • The Reign of Blood • essay by Leo Grin
- 161 • The Barbaric Triumph • essay by Don Herron
- 179 • Author and Subject Index (The Barbaric Triumph) • essay by uncredited
- 191 • Title Index (The Barbaric Triumph) • essay by uncredited
- 197 • Notes on the Contributors (The Barbaric Triumph) • essay by uncredited
Edited by Don Herron.
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