Contains essays, short stories, letters and poems.

Contents

  • xi • Introduction (West Is West & Others) • essay by Rob Roehm
  • xv • Foreword (West Is West & Others) • essay by Alex Runions
  • 19 • Robert E. Howard As a Boy • (1936) • essay by Mrs. T. A. Burns
  • 21 • West Is West • non-genre • (1922) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 23 • “Golden Hope” Christmas • non-genre • (1922) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 27 • Unhand Me, Villain! • non-genre • (1923) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 30 • Aha! or The Mystery of the Queen’s Necklace • non-genre • (1923) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 33 • Robert E. Howard, Short Story Writer • (1923) • essay by uncredited
  • 34 • The Sheik • non-genre • (1923) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 38 • The Sea • (1923) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 40 • What the Nation Owes to the South • (1923) • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 46 • Halt! Who Goes There? • (1924) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 50 • The Kissing of Sal Snooboo • (1925) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 51 • The Ideal Girl • (1925) • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 52 • The Maiden of Kercheezer • (1924) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 53 • The Rules of Etiquette • (1923) • poem by Robert E. Howard (variant of Rules of Etiquette 1924)
  • 57 • Illusion • (1926) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 58 • Fables for Little Folks • (1926) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 59 • Roundelay of the Roughneck • (1926) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 61 • Futility (“Time races on and none can stay the tread…”) • (1926) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 62 • Tarantella • (1926) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 64 • Jacket to Have Short Story Writer • (1926) • essay by uncredited
  • 65 • After the Game • (1926) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 68 • Sleeping Beauty • (1926) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 70 • Weekly Short Story • (1926) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 72 • Private Magrath of the A. E. F. • (1927) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 74 • The Thessalians • (1927) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 77 • Ye College Days • (1927) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 80 • Cupid Vs. Pollux • (1927) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 84 • The Reformation / A Dream • (1927) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 89 • Flaming Marble (“I carved a woman out of marble when…”) • (1929) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 90 • Rebellion • (1929) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 91 • A Lady’s Chamber • (1929) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 92 • Dreaming on Downs • (1929) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 93 • Skulls and Dust • (1929) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 94 • Empire’s Destiny • (1929) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 95 • Shadow of Dreams • (1929) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 97 • Red Thunder • (1929) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 98 • Tides • (1929) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 99 • To a Woman (“Though fathoms deep you sink me in the mold…”) • (1933) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 100 • One Who Comes at Eventide • (1933) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 103 •  Letter to “Adventure” Magazine 1 • (1924) • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to “Adventure” Magazine (“Question: ‘I am writing for information in regard to…'”))
  • 105 •  Letter to “Adventure” Magazine 2 • (1924) • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to “Adventure” Magazine (“1. At what period did the feudal system…:))
  • 108 •  Letter to “The Ring” Magazine • (1926) • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to “The Ring” Magazine (“Here is my opinion on the greatest heavyweights…”))
  • 109 •  Letter to “The Eyrie” in “Weird Tales” Magazine 1 • [Letters to Weird Tales] • (1927) • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter (Weird Tales, June 1927))
  • 109 •  Letter to “The Eyrie” in “Weird Tales” Magazine 2 • [Letters to Weird Tales] • (1928) • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter (Weird Tales, May 1928))
  • 110 •  Letter in “Brownwood Bulletin” • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Dula Due to Be Champion 1928)
  • 112 •  Letter in “Fort Worth Record” Newspaper • (1928) • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Ft. Worth Star Telegram Newspaper (“Tunney can’t win. After the fight…”))
  • 113 •  Letter to “The Eyrie” in “Weird Tales” Magazine 3 • [Letters to Weird Tales] • (1929) • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter (Weird Tales, November 1929))
  • 113 •  Letter to “The Eyrie” in “Weird Tales” Magazine 4 • [Letters to Weird Tales] • (1929) • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter (Weird Tales, April 1930) 1930)
  • 114 •  Letter to “The Eyrie” in “Weird Tales” Magazine 5 • [Letters to Weird Tales] • (1931) • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to “The Eyrie” in Weird Tales Magazine (“I was particularly fascinated by the poem…”))
  • 114 •  Letter to “The Eyrie” in “Weird Tales” Magazine 6 • [Letters to Weird Tales] • (1932) • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter (Weird Tales, March 1932))
  • 115 •  Letter to “The Eyrie” in “Weird Tales” Magazine 7 • [Letters to Weird Tales] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter (Weird Tales, June 1936): Concise Comments 1936)
  • 115 •  Letter in “The Californian” • (1936) • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to “The Californian Magazine”, summer 1936 (“Thank you very much for the…”) 2007)
  • 119 • Unusual Stories • (1933) • essay by uncredited
  • 120 •  Letter 1 (“I find ‘The Fantasy Fan’ very…”) • [Letters to Charles D. Hornig / The Fantasy Fan] • (1933) • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of To “The Fantasy Fan”, ca. November 1933 (“I find ‘The Fantasy Fan’ very interesting…”) 2008)
  • 121 •  Letter 2 (“I liked the November issue…”) • [Letters to Charles D. Hornig / The Fantasy Fan] • (1934) • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of To “The Fantasy Fan”, ca. late 1933 (“I liked the November issue very much…”) 2008)
  • 121 • Comment on Robert E. Howard 1 • (1934) • essay by uncredited
  • 122 •  Letter 3 (“Smith’s poem in the March issue…”) • [Letters to Charles D. Hornig / The Fantasy Fan] • (1934) • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of To “The Fantasy Fan”, ca. April 1934 (“Smith’s poem in the March issue…”) 2008)
  • 122 • Comment on Robert E. Howard 2 • (1934) • essay by uncredited
  • 123 • Voices of the Night: The Voices Waken Memory • [Voices of the Night • 1] • (1934) • poem by Robert E. Howard (variant of The Voices Waken Memory)
  • 124 • Comment on Robert E. Howard 3 • (1934) • essay by uncredited
  • 124 • Comment on Robert E. Howard 4 • (1934) • essay by uncredited
  • 125 • Babel • [Voices of the Night • 3] • (1935) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 129 • The Ghost of Camp Colorado • (1931) • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 133 • Under Our Reading Lamp • (1935) • essay by uncredited
  • 134 • The Adventure Story • (1935) • essay by Natalie H. Wooley
  • 136 • The Tempter • (1937) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 138 • With a Set of Rattlesnake Rattles • (1937) • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 139 • Robert Ervin Howard • [The Book of the Dead • 2] • (1945) • essay by E. Hoffmann Price
  • 170 • Untitled (“The wind from the Mediterranean…”) • (1959) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard (variant of Untitled fragment (“The wind from the Mediterranean …”))
  • 171 • But the Hills Were Ancient Then • (1959) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 172 • On “Astounding” • (1960) • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 173 • Dreams of Ninevah • (1959) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 175 • Facts of Biography • (1961) • essay by Glenn Lord
  • 175 • Editorial Notes (The Howard Collector V1n1, Summer 1961) • (1961) • essay by Glenn Lord
  • 176 • Robert Ervin Howard [2] • (1944) • essay by E. Hoffmann Price
  • 176 • The Sands of Time • (1961) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 180 • Sonora to Del Rio • (1961) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 181 • Midnight • (1961) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 182 •  Letter: Dr. I. M. Howard to Frank Torbett • (1936) • essay by Dr. I. M. Howard
  • 183 • Verse Index • (1961) • essay by Glenn Lord
  • 193 • Editorial Notes (The Howard Collector V1n2, Spring 1962) • (1962) • essay by Glenn Lord
  • 194 • Burkett News • (1935) • essay by Mrs. T. A. Burns
  • 196 • The One Black Stain • [Solomon Kane] • (1962) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 197 •  Letter: Robert E. Howard to Harold Preece, no date (“Well, Harold, how did you like…”) • [Letters to Harold Preece] • (1962) • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Harold Preece, ca. October 1930 (“Well, Harold, how did you like my story…”) 1989)
  • 199 • Incidents • (1962) • poem by Tevis Clyde Smith
  • 200 • The Skull in the Clouds • (1962) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 202 • Fiction Index • (1962) • essay by Glenn Lord
  • 214 • Errata: The Howard Collector No. 1 • (1962) • essay by Glenn Lord
  • 216 • Editorial Notes (The Howard Collector V1n3, Autumn 1962) • (1962) • essay by Glenn Lord
  • 219 •  Letter: E. Hoffmann Price to H. P. Lovecraft, dated June 25, 1936 • (1945) • essay by E. Hoffmann Price
  • 223 • Pristine • (1962) • poem by Tevis Clyde Smith
  • 223 • Surrender (“I will rise someday when the day is done…”) • (1962) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 225 •  Letter: Robert E. Howard to Harold Preece, Received October 20, 1928 (“Salaam: / Your stationery is alright…”) • [Letters to Harold Preece] • (1962) • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Harold Preece, received October 20, 1928 (“Salaam: / Your stationery is alright…”) 1976)
  • 227 • Indexes • (1962) • essay by Glenn Lord

Notes

Lulu.com – Print on Demand (seems gone from Lulu now)
The dates of the letters correspond with the letter dates published in THE COLLECTED LETTERS OF REH rather than the dates noted in WEST IS WEST & OTHERS.

First edition (not stated).
Alex Runions is a pseudonym for Joe Marek.
The first 15 pages are numbered using Roman numerals, the remainder using Arabic numbers. Numbering is continuous, there is no restart when the type of numbers changes.
Items from page 119 through page 128 include all items mentioning Howard in The Fantasy Fan fanzine.
The material from page 174 to the end of the publication was taken from the issues #1, 2 and 3 of The Howard Collector. The Howard Collector is a fanzine dedicated to Robert E. Howard and his works.

Publisher: Roehm’s Room Press
Year : February 2006
Book No. : 216466 (Hardcover) | 216422 (Trade Paperback)
Edition : 1st
Format : Hardcover
Pages : 236
Cover : Photo of Robert E. Howard
Illustrations : None

Contains essays, short stories, letters and poems.

Tags: Dr. I. M. Howard / E. Hoffmann Price / Glenn Lord / Harold Preece / Joe Marek / Mrs. T.A. Burns / Rob Roehm / Robert E. Howard / Tevis Clyde Smith