He committed suicide after holding vigil by his mother's deathbed in 1936. In addition to series characters such as Turlogh Dubh O'Brien and Cormac Fitzgeoffrey, Howard sold a variety of tales depicting various times and periods from the fall of Rome to the fifteenth century. In 1989 and 1991, Necronomicon Press published Robert E. Howard: Selected Letters in two volumes (1923–1930 and 1931–1936) edited by Glenn Lord with Rusty Burke, S. T. Joshi, and Steve Behrends. After that year, he had absorbed the parts of it that worked best for him and made them his own. [19][38][39], Howard graduated from high school in May 1923 and moved back to Cross Plains. However, he was not what she expected. The first professionally published example of this was L. Sprague de Camp's Dark Valley Destiny (1983) which was followed by other works, including Don Herron's The Dark Barbarian (1984) and Mark Finn's Blood & Thunder (2006). Mr. Howard's heroes project the immature fantasy of a split mind and logically pave the way to schizophrenia.[189]. [125][146][148] His father and another doctor rushed out, but the wound was too grievous for anything to be done. [132][134] Price became ill from overwork in mid-1935. [164][165], Physically, Howard was tall and heavily built. I have liv'd long enough: my way of lifeIs fall'n into the sere, the yellow leaf;And that which should accompany old age,As honour, love, obedience, troops of friends,I must not look to have; but, in their stead,Curses, not loud but deep, mouth-honour, breath,Which the poor heart would fain deny, and dare not. [20][33] Rejections piled up, and with no mentors or instructions of any kind to aid him, Howard became a writing autodidact, methodically studying the markets and tailoring his stories and style to each. Turlogh Dubh O'Brien and Cormac Mac Art were created at this time, although he was not able to sell the latter's stories. REH steeped himself in the folklore and history of the southwest, but his interests were far broader than this, encompassing not just Texana, but history and anthropology, sports, erotica, and poetry… However, he resented the job itself and worked such long hours every day of the week that he became ill. Despite repeated attempts during his life, Howard never sold a story to Adventure. [69][70], With solid markets now all buying up his stories regularly, Howard quit taking college classes, and indeed would never again work a regular job. Howard wrote ten stories for this series but Sport Story only published three of them. The series led to the first Conan pastiche, the novel The Return of Conan by de Camp and Swedish Howard fan Björn Nyberg. He would also employ some racial stereotypes, possibly for the sake of simplification. "Robert Ervin Howardwas an American author who wrote pulp fiction in a diverse range of genres. [67] The series saw a return to Howard's use of humor and (unreliable) first-person narration, with the combination of a traditional tall tale and slapstick comedy. About Robert E. Howard (1906-1936) Robert Erwin Howard was born and rasied in rural Texas, where he lived all his life. The Hyborian Age, with its varied settings similar to real places and eras of history, allowed him to write pseudo-historical fiction without such problems. ", In the foreword to "Two-Gun Bob", a collection of essays on the subject of Howard, fellow fantasy fiction writer, Michael Moorcock, wrote: "The ability to paint a complex scene with a few expert brushstrokes remains Howard's greatest talent, and such talent can't, of course, ever be taught. Howard is an ongoing inspiration for and influence on heavy metal music. Robert Ervin Howard was born on the 22nd of January 1906. ", "Robert-E-Howard: Electronic Amateur Press Association (REHEAPA)", The Robert E. 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Publicity Listings This led Howard to see civilization as corrupting and society as a whole in decay. [8] She had a particularly strong influence on her son's intellectual growth. Later, in 1935, Howard claimed in a letter to Clark Ashton Smith that Conan "simply grew up in my mind a few years ago when I was stopping in a little border town on the lower Rio Grande." Howard supplemented this with two sketched maps and an additional short piece entitled "Notes on Various Peoples of the Hyborian Age. [142] He had made references when speaking to Novalyne Price about being in his "sere and yellow leaf." However, the character actually took nine months to develop. In exactly the same way Superman compensates for all the bewilderment and frustration in which the semi-literate product of the Industrial age finds himself enmeshed. Steve Hogan, Other Works Kline encouraged him to try writing in other genres in order to expand into different markets. [169] Howard himself was a natural storyteller and later a professional storyteller. [177] Direct experience of the oil booms in early twentieth century Texas influenced Howard's view of civilization. Howard's suicide and the circumstances surrounding it have led to speculation about his mental health. The story occupied the entirety of that week's edition of the Cross Plains Review, along with the publication of Howard's "A Man-Eating Jeopard". [4][5][nb 3][nb 4][nb 5] His early life was spent wandering through a variety of Texas cowtowns and boomtowns: Dark Valley (1906), Seminole (1908), Bronte (1909), Poteet (1910), Oran (1912), Wichita Falls (1913), Bagwell (1913), Cross Cut (1915), and Burkett (1917). Robert E. Howard (22 January 1906 – 11 June 1936) was an American writer of fantasy and historical adventure pulp stories, published primarily in Weird Tales magazine in the 1930s. I generally did. The story was, however, rejected by Weird Tales, which was rare for later Conan stories. The main outlet for his stories was Weird Tales, where Howard created Conan the Barbarian. Lovecraft was a friend and admirer of his. Robert E Howard is a fascinating, almost Hemingway-like writer, from the days "when men were men", when racks were stuffed with dozens of "Pulp" titles (so called because they use cheap "pulp" paper, however, it became a literary genre all by itself, a subcategory of mysteries, Science fiction and of course- fantasy). [36][37][38] It was in Brownwood that he first met friends his own age who shared his interest not only for sports and history but also writing and poetry. The stories are written on a competent pulp level (a higher level, by the way, than that of some best sellers) and are allied to the Superman genre which pours forth in countless comic books and radio serials. Voracious reading, along with a natural talent for prose writing and the encouragement of teachers, created in Howard an interest in becoming a professional writer. Robert E. Howard kirjoitti 12 vuoden mittaisen uransa aikana yhteensä yli 300 tarinaa, 700 runoa, useita romaanimittaisia tekstejä sekä lukemattomia kirjeitä, artikkeleita, esseitä ja muita kirjoituksia. [135], Not considering herself to be in an exclusive relationship, Price began dating one of Howard's best friends, Truett Vinson. Her doctor, a friend of Howard's father, advised her to end the relationship and get a job in a different state. [108] The third attempt at writing the novel was more successful, resulting in Howard's only Conan novel The Hour of the Dragon, which was probably started on or around March 17, 1934. [188] Moorcock's foreword goes on "[Howard's] greatest hero, Conan the Barbarian, is his best, created from whole cloth, with a nod to Natty Bumppo and Tarzan of the Apes, and most closely representing the kind of person Howard, home-bound, mother-worshipping, suspicious of big cities, would in his dreams most like to be. The last of the initial trio was "The God in the Bowl", which went through three drafts and has a slower pace than most Conan stories. [44] During the same period, Howard made his first attempt to write a novel, a loosely autobiographical book modeled on Jack London's Martin Eden and titled Post Oaks & Sand Roughs. [116] Howard only wrote one more Conan story, "Red Nails," which was influenced both by his personal experiences at the time and an extrapolation of his views on civilization. Shortly afterwards, he received notice that another story, "The Hyena," had been accepted by Weird Tales. "[195], The following table shows Howard's earnings from writing throughout his career, with appropriate milestones and events noted by each year. [17] At the time, boxing was the most popular sport in the country, with a cultural influence far in excess of what it is today. [4][6][7], During Howard's youth his parents' relationship began to break down. [186], Howard influenced and inspired later writers including Samuel R. Delany, David Gemmell, Michael Moorcock, Matthew Woodring Stover, Charles R. Saunders, Karl Edward Wagner, Paul Kearney, Steven Erikson, Joe R. Lansdale, and William King. "[194], Lovecraft scholar S. T. Joshi wrote, in his biography H. P. Lovecraft: A Life, that "The bulk of Howard's fiction is subliterary hackwork that does not even begin to approach genuine literature" and "The simple fact is, however, that his views are not of any great substance or profundity and that Howard's style is crude, slip-shod, and unwieldy. His fiction was carried in pulp magazines of the time such as Weird Tales, and H.P. The fellow who is afraid of being rousted by those young punks who hang around his bus stop can go home at night and imagine himself wielding a sword, his potbelly miraculously gone, his slack muscles magically transmuted into those "iron thews" which have been sung and storied in the pulps for the last fifty years. The British metal band Bal-Sagoth is named after Howard's story "The Gods of Bal-Sagoth". Howard's background in Texan tall tales is the source of the rhythm, drive and authenticity of his work. Weird Tales became a bimonthly publication and pulps such as Fight Stories, Action Stories and Strange Tales all folded. "Mountain Man" was the first of the Breckinridge Elkins stories, humorous westerns in a similar style to his earlier Sailor Steve Costigan stories and again featuring an exaggerated, cartoonish version of Howard himself as the main character. His greatest success occurred after his death. When she closed the agency in 1965, a new agent was required. "[97][98], In a letter dated March 10, 1932, Farnsworth Wright rejected "The Frost-Giant's Daughter" but noted that "The Phoenix on the Sword" had "points of real excellence" and suggested changes. This can be a problem for biographers reading his works and letters with an aim to understand Howard himself. Howard-related comic books continued to be published to the present day. And barbarism must always ultimately triumph." Howard’s single extended-length Conan tale, which was serialized (1935–36) as “The Hour of the Wolf,” was published after his death as the first Conan novel, Conan the… [63] As the magazine published the Solomon Kane tale before Kull, this can be considered the first published example of sword and sorcery.[64]. On the morning of June 11, 1936, Howard asked one of his mother's nurses, a Mrs. Green, if she would ever regain consciousness. ", I hated school as I hate the memory of school. Action Stories published a new Elkins story every issue without fail until well after Howard's death. Howard was born January 22, 1906 in Peaster, Texas, the only son of a traveling country physician, Dr. Isaac Mordecai Howard, and his wife, Hester Jane Ervin Howard. [162][163], Howard had a phobia of aging and old age, a frequent subject in his writings, where characters were always eternally youthful and vigorous. The story was briefly held as part of the company's assets before being returned to Howard. [85], Also in this period, Howard wrote the first of the James Allison stories, "Marchers of Valhalla." [19][32] Soon he was submitting stories to magazines such as Adventure and Argosy. Isaac Howard replied that he would go wherever his son went, thinking he meant to leave Cross Plains. Robert Lewis Howard (July 11, 1939 – December 23, 2009) was a highly decorated United States Army Special Forces officer and Medal of Honor recipient of the Vietnam War.. When Howard came up in conversation with her new colleagues she defended him from accusations of being a "freak" and "crazy," then phoned his house and left a message. [160][161] Strong female characters in Howard's works of fiction include the protofeminist Dark Agnes de Chastillon (first appearing in "Sword Woman", circa 1932–1934); the early modern pirate Helen Tavrel ("The Isle of Pirates' Doom", 1928), two pirates and Conan supporting characters, Bêlit ("Queen of the Black Coast", 1934) and Valeria of the Red Brotherhood ("Red Nails", 1936); as well as the Ukrainian mercenary Red Sonya of Rogatino ("The Shadow of the Vulture", 1934). While waiting for the official graduation in August, he returned to writing, including a re-write of "The Shadow Kingdom." [16] Sports, especially boxing, became a passionate preoccupation. The first professional critic to comment on Howard's work was Hoffman Reynolds Hays, reviewing the Arkham House collection Skull-Face and Others in The New York Times Book Review. Howard kirjoitti nopeasti ja hänen tuotantonsa oli huomattavan laaja suhteessa hänen uransa lyhyyteen. The suggested novel, however, could be published by Pawling and Ness Ltd in a first edition of 5,000 copies for lending libraries. This story is Howard's earliest surviving boxing story known to exist; it is told in the first person, uses elements of a traditional tall-tale and is a fictionalized account of Howard (as "Steve") and his friend Lindsey Tyson (as "Spike") training for a fight. This was useful years later when she wrote of their relationship in a book called One Who Walked Alone, which was the basis for the 1996 film The Whole Wide World starring Vincent D'Onofrio as Howard and Renée Zellweger as Price. He was packed with the whimsy and poetry which rang out in his letters, and blazed up in much of his published fiction, but, as is usually the case with writers, his appearance belied him. These matches became an important part of his life; the combination of boxing and writing provided an outlet for his frustrations and anger. "[192] Roehm counters that none of the assertions made about Howard in that comment are true, although none of them are unique to Moorcock either. [65] In July of the same year, Argosy finally published one of Howard's stories, "Crowd-Horror", which was also a boxing story. Robert E. Howard Family, Childhood, Life Achievements, Facts, Wiki and Bio of 2017. Both considered marriage but never at the same time. [106], In late 1933 Howard returned to Conan, starting again slightly awkwardly with "The Devil in Iron". In response, a puristic movement grew up demanding Howard's original, un-edited stories. The stories have a lot in common with those of Talbot Mundy, Harold Lamb and T. E. Lawrence, with Western themes and Howard's hardboiled style of writing. He is best known as the creator of both Conan the Barbarian and the sword & sorcery sub-genre of fantasy. Kevin Lane , author of the highly recommended Glammenport , explains why Howard's Conan books are a must read for any fan of sword & sorcery novels. On June 10, he drove to Brownwood and bought a burial plot for the whole family. Howard then took a short break from Conan after his initial burst of stories, returning to the character in mid-1933. Robert E. Howard created Conan the Barbarian in a series of short stories and novels in the 1930's. It is a whim of circumstance. They parted after a drive and would not see each other again for over a year. Price was an aspiring writer, had heard of Howard from Smith in the past and was enthusiastic to meet him in person. [188] King described his disapproval of the sword and sorcery genre, and superheroes, in his book on writing Danse Macabre: "[It] is not fantasy at its lowest, but it still has a pretty tacky feel. – Cross Plains, Texas 1936. június 11.) In 1920, on February 17, the Vestal Well within the limits of Cross Plains struck oil and Cross Plains became an oil boomtown. This early work by Robert E. Howard was originally published in 1935 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. His mother had been ill with tuberculosis her entire life, and upon learning she had entered a coma from which she was not expected to wake, he walked out to his car and shot himself in the head. Yet his other work was either unremarkable or just abysmal. It was later printed in Weird Tales as a serial over five months, beginning with the December 1935 issue. These stories sold easily and they include the first and second Conan stories to feature on the cover of Weird Tales, "Black Colossus" and "Xuthal of the Dusk". Robert E. Howard's legacy extended after his death in 1936. Some have suggested that he had an Oedipus complex, others have found evidence for clinical depression, and others still have diagnosed him as being mentally healthy. The two never spoke or wrote to each other again. Howard would have preferred a literary course but was not allowed to take one for some reason. He traveled through the southern part of the state with his main occupation being, in his own words, "the wholesale consumption of tortillas, enchiladas and cheap Spanish wine." The works of Robert E. Howard have been adapted into multiple media, such as the two Conan films released in the 1980s starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. [nb 6][nb 7][57][58] Featuring Kull, a barbarian precursor to later Howard heroes such as Conan, the tale hit Weird Tales in August 1929 and received fanfare from readers. However, his attempts to make a living by poetry were unsuccessful and he is today most remembered for … [68] Stories sold to Fight Stories provided Howard with a market just as stable as Weird Tales. All fled--all done, so lift me on the pyre; The feast is over, and the lamps expire. [154][159], Howard had feminist views, despite his era and location, which he espoused in both personal and professional life. Howard continued to sell directly to Weird Tales, however. Robert Ervin Howard was born in Peaster, Texas, on January 11, 1906, the son of Isaac, a doctor, and Hester, whose family enjoyed a long, entangled history with the United States. [153][154] Howard used race as shorthand for physical characteristics and motivation. Több műfajban is alkotott, de legismertebbek a heroikus fantasy írásai. Howard wrote to his friends and associates defending the achievements and capabilities of women. On the one hand it is testimony to insecurity and apprehension, and on the other it is a degraded echo of the epic. After Howard bought a car in 1932, he and his friends took regular excursions across Texas and nearby states. Lovecraft & Robert E. Howard, edited by S. T. Joshi, David Schultz, and Rusty Burke. Howard was considered by friends to be eidetic, and astounded them with his ability to memorize lengthy reams of poetry with ease after one or two readings. For his part, Lovecraft began to include Howardian action sequences in his own work, for example in "The Shadow Over Innsmouth". [47][50][53][54], In August 1926, Howard quit his exhausting job at the drug store and, in September, returned to Brownwood to complete his bookkeeping course. Howard killed himself in June 1936 when he learned that his beloved mother had fallen into a coma. "[187] Some imply that Howard was an uneducated idiot savant and that his success was due more to luck than skill.[188]. Some mechanism in my subconscious took the dominant characteristics of various prize fighters, gunmen, bootleggers, oil field bullies, gamblers and honest workmen I had come in contact with, and combining them all, produced the amalgamation I called Conan the Cimmerian. The first comic book adaptation was in the Mexican Cuentos de Abuelito – La Reina de la Costa Negra No. De Camp eventually achieved control over the Conan stories and Conan brand in general. The first table-top roleplaying game based on Howard's works was TSR's "Conan Unchained!" Lovecraft, who made it a point to introduce his many like-minded friends to one another and encourage them to share stories, utilize each other's invented fictional trappings, and help each other succeed in the pulp field. |  [102][103] Though the publisher was "exceedingly interested" in the stories, the rejection letter explained that there was a "prejudice that is very strong over here just now against collections of short stories." Ah to be alive in those days! With poor sales, and many publishers recoiling from his subject matter, Howard ultimately judged poetry writing a luxury he could not afford, and after 1930 he wrote little verse, instead dedicating his time to short stories and higher-paying markets. Due to his father’s work profile, he travelled and resided in several of parts of Texas in his early life. Books by Robert E Howard [178] One of the most common themes in Howard's writing is based on his view of history, a repeating pattern of civilizations reaching their peak, becoming decadent, decaying and then being conquered by another people. This attitude is summed up in his famous line from "Beyond the Black River": "Barbarism is the natural state of mankind. His next job, at the Cross Plains Natural Gas Company, did not last long due to his refusal to be subservient to his boss. In 1924, Howard returned to Brownwood to take a stenography course at Howard Payne College, this time boarding with his friend Lindsey Tyson instead of his mother. Ismert hősei: Conan, a barbár, Solomon Kane, Bran Mak Morn és Kull király. He is well known for his character Conan the Barbarian and is regarded as the father of the sword and sorcery subgenre. "REH" redirects here. [45], Weird Tales paid on publication, meaning that Howard had no money of his own at this time. Born in Peaster, Texas, he was raised in Cross Plains. In addition to the Conan films, other adaptations have included Kull the Conqueror (1997) and Solomon Kane (2009). A list of prose works by Robert E. Howard.The works are sorted by genre, by series and then alphabetically. (1984) for their game Advanced Dungeons & Dragons. Robert Ervin Howard (January 22, 1906 – June 11, 1936) was an American author who wrote pulp fiction in a diverse range of genres. A bookish and intellectual child, he was also a fan of boxing and spent some time in his late teens bodybuilding, eventually taking up amateur boxing. Howard refused but created a new, similar series just for them based on a boxer called Kid Allison. In the weeks before his suicide, Howard wrote to Kline giving his agent instructions of what to do in case of his death, he wrote his last will and testament, and he borrowed a .380 Colt Automatic from his friend Lindsey Tyson. Lovecraft was a friend and admirer of his. Price visited the Howard house in person after having her telephone calls blocked by a passive aggressive Hester Howard. [155] He was also of the belief that, no matter who won the subsequent conflicts, it would only ever be a temporary victory. |  [185], Another inspiration for Howard was theosophy and the theories of Helena Blavatsky and William Scott-Elliot, who described lost civilizations, ancient wisdom, races, magic and sunken continents and the lands of Lemuria, Atlantis and Hyperborea, and also influenced other writers of weird fiction. [47][118] The precise nature of Howard's mental health has been much debated, both during his life and following his suicide. Official Sites. [101], Conan first appeared to the public in Weird Tales in December 1932 and was such a hit that Howard was eventually able to place seventeen Conan stories in the magazine between 1933 and 1936. This is contrasted with the fantastic elements contained within the stories. Explore books by Robert E. Howard with our selection at Waterstones.com. His face was boyish, not yet having squared off into angles; his blue eyes slightly prominent, had a wide-openness which did not suggest anything of the man's keen wit and agile fancy. During the four years of the magazine's existence, he crafted some of his very best tales, gloomy vignettes of war and rapine in the Middle and Far East during the Middle Ages and the early Renaissance, tales that rival even his best Conan stories for their historical sweep and splendor. e A list of poems by Robert E. Howard (1906–1936), an American writer and poet in early 20th century Texas. Dr. Isaac Howard passed the rights on to his friend Dr. Pere Kuykendall, who passed them to his wife, Alla Ray Kuykendall, and daughter, Alla Ray Morris. From the age of nine he dreamed of becoming a writer of adventure fiction but did not have real success until he was 23. [91], Going back home he developed the idea, fleshing out a new invented world—his Hyborian Age—and populating it with all manner of countries, peoples, monsters, and magic. In 2007 and 2008, The Robert E. Howard Foundation Press published a three volume set (1923–1929, 1930–1932, and 1933–1936) titled The Collected Letters of Robert E. Howard, edited by Rob Roehm. Thereafter, until his death by suicide at age 30, Howard's writings were published in a wide selection of magazines, journals, and newspapers, and he became proficient in several subgenres. [156][157], Howard became less racist as he grew older, due to several influences. Ah to be alive in those days! Having suffered from tuberculosis for decades, his mother was finally nearing death. He spent most of his life in the town of Cross Plains, with some time spent in nearby Brownwood. He became responsible for the non-Conan works and later restored, textually-pure versions of the Conan stories themselves. "[189] Hays then moved on to Howard himself and the genre in which he wrote: A sensitive boy, he was apparently bullied by his schoolmates. [13][42] In the week of Thanksgiving that year, and after years of rejection slips and near acceptances, he finally sold a short caveman tale titled "Spear and Fang", which netted him the sum of $16 and introduced him to the readers of a struggling pulp called Weird Tales. Patrick Mac Conaire was used once as the pen name for the story "Ghost in the Doorway". His fiction was carried in pulp magazines of the time such as Weird Tales, and H.P. Several times in 1935–36, whenever his mother's health had declined, he made veiled allusions to his father about planning suicide, which his father did not understand at the time. The 1920s version was a treasure-hunting adventurer but the 1930s version, first seen in "The Daughter of Erlik Khan" in the December 1934 issue of Top-Notch, was a grim gun-fighter keeping the peace after having gone native in Afghanistan. [107] However, this was followed with the beginning of the latter group of Conan stories which "carry the most intellectual punch," starting with "The People of the Black Circle". He often spoke of a desire to die young. His first cover story was for "Wolfshead", a werewolf story published when he was only twenty. In another novel twist, Conan and the other protagonists have, at best, a pyrrhic victory; this was rare for pulp magazines. "[93], By March, Howard had recycled an unpublished Kull story called "By This Axe I Rule!" There were four drafts of this essay, starting with a two-page outline and finishing as an 8,000-word essay. But the ancient hero story was a glorification of significant elements in the culture that produced it. 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