Here we find studies of the expansive and at times contentious correspondence of H. P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard; Howard’s association with such colleagues in the pulp world as Clark Ashton Smith, Henry S. Whitehead, and Frank Belknap Long; Howard’s sporadic involvement with such fans as R. H. Barlow, Stuart M. Boland, and Francis T. Laney; a discussion of Howard’s writing for amateur papers; and numerous other topics.

Contents

  • ii • Introduction (Essays on Robert E. Howard & Others) • essay by Robert Derie
  • 1 • Howard, Lovecraft, & “The Sin Eater” • essay by Robert Derie
  • 6 • The Shadow Out of Spain • essay by Robert Derie
  • 34 • The Mirror of E’ch-Pi-El: Rober E. Howard in the Letters of H. P. Lovecraft • essay by Robert Derie
  • 53 • Fragments from the Lost Letters of H. P. Lovecraft to Robert E. Howard • essay by Robert Derie
  • 57 • Dear Bob: Cordially Yours, Clark Ashton Smith • essay by Robert Derie
  • 65 • Ebony and Crystal: REH, CAS, and Fraternal Good Wishes • essay by Robert Derie
  • 70 • That Fool Olson • essay by Robert Derie
  • 81 • Conan and the Dweller: Robert E. Howard & William Lumley • essay by Robert Derie
  • 88 • Conan and Canevin: Robert E. Howard & Henry S. Whitehead • essay by Robert Derie
  • 95 • Friend of a Friend: Robert E. Howard & Frank Belknap Long • essay by Robert Derie
  • 107 • Weird Talers: Robert E. Howard & Seabury Quinn • essay by Robert Derie
  • 121 • Conan and the OAK: Robert E. Howard & Otis Adelbert Kline • essay by Robert Derie
  • 142 • A Lost Weird Anthology, 1930-1933 • essay by Robert Derie
  • 151 • A Lost Correspondence: Robert E. Howard & Stuart M. Boland • essay by Robert Derie
  • 159 • The Two Bobs: Robert E. Howard & Robert H. Barlow • essay by Robert Derie
  • 173 • Conan and the Acolyte: Robert E. Howard & F. T. Laney • essay by Robert Derie
  • 180 • Fan Mail: Prohibition in “The Souk” • essay by Robert Derie
  • 186 • Fan Mail: Robert Bloch vs. Conan • essay by Robert Derie
  • 195 • First Fans: Robert E. Howard and Emil Petaja • essay by Robert Derie
  • 202 • An Irreparable Loss: Robert E. Howard and “Weird Tales”, 1936 • essay by Robert Derie
  • 211 • Robert E. Howard and the Amateur Press • essay by Robert Derie
  • 211 • School Papers: “The Tattler”, “The Progress”, The Yellow Jacket” and “The Collegian” • essay by Robert Derie
  • 212 • Amateur Journalism: “The All-Around Magazine”, “The Toreador”, “The Bard”, “The Golden Caliph” and “The Right-Hook” • essay by Robert Derie
  • 214 • The Junto • essay by Robert Derie
  • 216 • Fan Press: “Marvel Tales”, “The Fantasy Fan”, Fantasy Magazine”, and “the Phantagraph” • essay by Robert Derie
  • 220 • Fan Mail and “The Hyborian Age” • essay by Robert Derie
  • 223 • Robert E. Howard in Mexico • essay by Robert Derie
  • 235 • F. Thurston Torbett and F. Lee Baldwin on Robert E. Howard • essay by Robert Derie
  • 247 • Robert E. Howard’s Reefer Madness • essay by Robert Derie
  • 255 • Dr. Isaac M. Howard, Pellagra, and Homeopathy • essay by Robert Derie
  • 258 • Bibliography (Essays on Robert E. Howard & Others) • essay by Robert Derie

Notes

Written, compiled and edited by Bobby Derie
Another version (Ashcan Edition of 50 copies), first distributed at Robert E. Howard Days 2018 can be seen here.

Publisher : Hippocampus Press
Year : April 2019
Book No.: ISBN-13: 9781614982586
Format : Trade paperback (6 x 7.8 inches, perfect bound)
Pages : iii plus 280
Cover : Cover design by Dan Sauer,
incorporating Bobby Derie’s photomontage of Robert E. Howard.
Illustrations : None
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Here we find studies of the expansive and at times contentious correspondence of H. P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard; Howard’s association with such colleagues in the pulp world as Clark Ashton Smith, Henry S. Whitehead, and Frank Belknap Long; Howard’s sporadic involvement with such fans as R. H. Barlow, Stuart M. Boland, and Francis T. Laney; a discussion of Howard’s writing for amateur papers; and numerous other topics.

Tags: Clark Ashton Smith / Frank Belknap Long Jr. / H. P. Lovecraft / Otis Adelbert Kline / Robert Bloch / Robert Derie / Robert E. Howard