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Attic > The Dark Barbarian

by Don Herron

The Writings of Robert E. Howard: A Critical Anthology

"Tops my list of all Howard studies so far. Serious, scholarly, yet entertaining throughout -- a superior job by compiler and contributors alike." -- John Jakes

"Despite the fact that this volume is actually the work of a number of writers, they all have one thing in common; they take Howard's work seriously. If you have a serious interest in Robert E. Howard's work and in Conan as Howard conceived him, then this book is not only a desirable addition to your library, but a necessary one." —- The Savage Sword of Conan

"The Dark Barbarian has been quoted and re-quoted by REH fans since its publication in 1984. Well worth whatever toils and price to hunt it down." —-Barbarian Keep

The Dark Barbarian, edited by Don Herron, is the definitive critical anthology on the writings of Texan Robert E.Howard, originator of Sword & Sorcery fantasy and creator of Conan the Barbarian —- a hero whose appeal rivals that of Tarzan, James Bond, and other major figures of our modern cultural myths. The essays survey Howard's fantasy, westerns, poetry, and supernatural horror tales, with an annotated bibliography of Howard's books as well as an appendix listing all the volumes known to have been in Howard's personal library. Among the contributors are the famous fantasy writer Fritz Leiber, the poets Donald Sidney-Fryer and Steve Eng, the Howard bibliographer Glenn Lord, plus Dennis Rickard, George Knight, Ben Indick and Herron himself. A landmark anthology, now back in print.


Format: Paperback
242 Pages
First Published: 1984

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