This anthology of essays offers a centenary tribute to Howard and his literary achievement. He was regarded as the founder of Sword & Sorcery, and his tales for the pulp magazines of his day included oriental and historical adventures, fantasy, horror, boxing stories, tall-tale Westerns, detection, and science fiction, as well as the stories of Conan the Cimmerian for which he is most widely known. He was also a gifted poet.

Contents

  • 9 • Robert E. Howard: A Texan Master • essay by Michael Moorcock
  • 15 • Robert E. Howard: A Look at “Two-Gun Bob” 100 Years On • essay by Benjamin Szumskyj
  • 22 • “The Junto”: Being a Brief Look at the Amateur Press Association Robert E. Howard Partook in As a Youth • essay by Glenn Lord
  • 25 • From Acorns Grow: Robert E. Howard Revealed in “Post Oaks and Sand Roughs” • essay by John Goodrich
  • 39 • Sleuths, Secrets, and Grisly Mysteries: The Detective Fiction of Robert E. Howard • essay by Fred Blosser
  • 59 • Words from the Outer Dark: The Poetical Works of Robert E. Howard • essay by Michele Tetro
  • 69 • Texas Talespinner: Robert E. Howard’s Ways with Words • essay by Frank Coffman
  • 98 • Robert E. Howard: A Behavioral Perspective • essay by Charles Allen Gramlich [as by Charles Gramlich, Ph.D.]
  • 107 • The Persistence of the Familiar: The Hyborian World and the Geographies of Fantastic Literature • essay by Lorenzo DiTommaso, Ph.D.
  • 120 • Bran Mak Morn and History • essay by S. T. Joshi
  • 132 • “Bitter Pleasures and Swinish Stupidity”: Howard’s Take on Human Character • essay by Charles Hoffman
  • 143 • El Borak, the Swift • essay by Scott Sheaffer
  • 176 • Stars and Strong Men: The Science and Cosmic Fiction of Robert E. Howard • essay by Martin Andersson
  • 190 • Laudator Temporis Acti: History and Myth in the Works of Robert E. Howard • essay by Pietro Guarriello
  • 199 • Cimmerian Gloves: Studying Robert E. Howard’s Ace Jessel from the Ringside • essay by Benjamin Szumskyj
  • 209 • About the Contributors (Two-Gun Bob: A Centennial Study of Robert E. Howard) • essay by uncredited
  • 217 • Index (Two-Gun Bob: A Centennial Study of Robert E. Howard) • essay by uncredited
Cover design and art : Frank Coffman
Publisher : Hippocampus Press
Year : November 2006
Book No.: 0977173453
Format : Trade Paperback
Pages : 233
Cover design and art: Frank Coffman
Illustrations : None
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Notes

Edited by Benjamin Szumskyj

Two-Gun Bob: A Centennial Study of Robert E. Howard

This anthology of essays offers a centenary tribute to Howard and his literary achievement. He was regarded as the founder of Sword & Sorcery, and his tales for the pulp magazines of his day included oriental and historical adventures, fantasy, horror, boxing stories, tall-tale Westerns, detection, and science fiction, as well as the stories of Conan the Cimmerian for which he is most widely known. He was also a gifted poet.

Tags: Benjamin Szumskyj / Charles Allen Gramlich / Frank Coffman / Fred Blosser / Glenn Lord / John Goodrich / Martin Andersson / Michael Moorcock / Michele Tetro / Pietro Guarriello / Robert E. Howard / Scott Sheaffer