[106], In late 1933 Howard returned to Conan, starting again slightly awkwardly with "The Devil in Iron". [87][89][90], Howard had originally used the name "Conan" for a Gael reaver in a past-life-themed story he completed in October 1931, which was published in the magazine Strange Tales in June 1932. The first table-top roleplaying game based on Howard's works was TSR's "Conan Unchained!" "Southern Discomfort: Was Howard A Racist? The "spicy" series of pulp magazines dealt in stories that were considered borderline softcore pornography at the time but are now similar to romance novels. Having suffered from tuberculosis for decades, his mother was finally nearing death. Both considered marriage but never at the same time. The first boom ended in the mid-1980s. Biographer Mark Finn suggests that his father refused to pay for such a non-vocational education. 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… [71][72], Howard's "Celtic phase" began in 1930, during which he became fascinated by Celtic themes and his own Irish ancestry. Oscar Friend took over from Kline as literary agent and he was followed by his daughter Kittie West. [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." [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. Robert Ervin Howard was born on the 22nd of January 1906. "[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. [4][7][23] Howard's father bought a house in the town with a cash down payment and made extensive renovations. Price was an ex-girlfriend of Tevis Clyde Smith, one of Howard's best friends, whom she had known since high school and they had remained friends after their relationship ended. Through Vinson, Howard was introduced to The Tattler, the newspaper of the Brownwood High School. The magazine eventually ceased publication in 1934 due to the Depression, leaving several of Howard's stories aimed at this market unsold. 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. On the morning of June 11, 1936, Howard asked one of his mother's nurses, a Mrs. Green, if she would ever regain consciousness. [177] Direct experience of the oil booms in early twentieth century Texas influenced Howard's view of civilization. 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. All of his close friends had married and were immersed in their careers, Novalyne Price had left Cross Plains for graduate school, and his most reliable market, Weird Tales, had grown far behind on its payments. [132][134] Price became ill from overwork in mid-1935. [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. [4][6][7], During Howard's youth his parents' relationship began to break down. [56] This story was an experiment with the entire concept of the "weird tale"— horror fiction as defined by practitioners such as Edgar Allan Poe, A. Merritt, and H. P. Lovecraft, mixing elements of fantasy, horror and mythology with historical romance, action and swordplay into thematic vehicles never before seen, a new style of tale which ultimately became known as "sword and sorcery". In response, a puristic movement grew up demanding Howard's original, un-edited stories. Howard created Pike Bearfield for Argosy and Buckner J. Grimes for Cowboy Stories. 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. [169] Howard himself was a natural storyteller and later a professional storyteller. [131][132], In late 1934 Price got a job as a schoolteacher in Cross Plains High School through her cousin, the Head of the English department. [21] Howard also enjoyed listening to music and drama on the radio. But the ancient hero story was a glorification of significant elements in the culture that produced it. Howard countered by listing many historic abuses of the citizenry by so-called 'civilized' leaders. [85], Also in this period, Howard wrote the first of the James Allison stories, "Marchers of Valhalla." The stories and writers featured in this magazine were a strong influence on Howard. It was in this publication that Howard's stories were first printed. "[195], The following table shows Howard's earnings from writing throughout his career, with appropriate milestones and events noted by each year. The success of Conan the Conqueror led to a series of Conan books from publisher Gnome Press, the later editor of which was L. Sprague de Camp. 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. Official Sites. Robert E. Howard created Conan the Barbarian in a series of short stories and novels in the 1930's. It was unbelievable. [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. Isaac Howard replied that he would go wherever his son went, thinking he meant to leave Cross Plains. His home life was also falling apart. [59][60], In March 1928, Howard salvaged and re-submitted to Weird Tales a story rejected by the more popular pulp Argosy, and the result was "Red Shadows", the first of many stories featuring the vengeful Puritan swashbuckler Solomon Kane. 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. Even during his life, others in Cross Plains thought of him as crazy or odd. Supplement 1, pp. [137], By 1936, almost all of Howard's fiction writing was being devoted to westerns. - IMDb Mini Biography By: Robert Ervin Howard (January 22, 1906 – June 11, 1936) was an American author who wrote pulp fiction in a diverse range of genres. She first met Howard in spring 1933 when Howard was visiting Smith after driving his mother to a Brownwood clinic. At twenty-three years of age, from the middle of nowhere in Texas, he had become a full-time writer; he was making good money and his father began bragging about his success, not to mention buying multiple copies of his work in the pulps. The two never spoke or wrote to each other again. After several minor successes and false starts, he struck gold again with a new series based on one of his favorite passions: boxing. Born in Peaster, Texas, he was raised in Cross Plains. Later works include more sympathetic black characters, as well as other minority groups, such as Jews. He shared this enthusiasm with Harold Preece, a friend made in Austin in the summer of 1927; Howard's letters to both Preece and Clyde Smith contain much Irish-related material and discussion. 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. There were four drafts of this essay, starting with a two-page outline and finishing as an 8,000-word essay. [179], —Robert E. Howard, letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, circa February 20, 1928[180], The oil boom in Texas was "one of the most powerful influences on [Howard's] life and art", albeit one that he hated. 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. [19][38][39], Howard graduated from high school in May 1923 and moved back to Cross Plains. Born in Peaster, Texas, he was raised in Cross Plains. The confusion surrounding his date of birth arises from Howard celebrating January 22 as his birthday (this was the date he submitted to Who’s Who Among North American Authors ), while his record of birth in Parker County reads January 24. He rewrote it again in August and submitted it to Weird Tales in September. Untitled works and fragments (incomplete and unfinished works) are listed separately by their opening line. In 1966, de Camp made a deal with Lancer Books to republish the Conan series, which led to the "First Howard Boom" of the 1970s; their popularity was enhanced by the cover artwork of Frank Frazetta on most of the volumes. [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. While earlier Conan stories had three or four drafts, some in this period had only two including the final version. [30][31] The next few years saw him creating a variety of series characters. [176] The tone of Howard's works, especially in the Conan stories, is hardboiled, dark and realistic. However, life was becoming especially difficult for Howard. It is possible that Breckinridge Elkins and the other characters in his stories were too close to home for Howard to be entirely comfortable discussing them. [40] On his return to his home town, he engaged in a self-created regimen of exercise, including cutting down oak trees and chopping them into firewood every day, lifting weights, punching a bag and springing exercises; eventually building himself from a skinny teenager into a more muscled, burly form. Howard held that civilization was inherently corrupt and fragile. [9][10] She had spent her early years helping a variety of sick relatives, contracting tuberculosis in the process. At his best, Howard was the Thomas Wolfe of fantasy, and most of his Conan tales seem to almost fall over themselves in their need to get out. [82][clarification needed], Early 1932 saw Howard taking one of his frequent trips around Texas. [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. He committed suicide after holding vigil by his mother's deathbed in 1936. "Robert Ervin Howardwas an American author who wrote pulp fiction in a diverse range of genres. Howard followed up this tale with the now-classic revenge nightmare "Worms of the Earth" and several other tales, creating horrific adventures tinged with a Cthulhu-esque gloss and notable for their use of metaphor and symbolism. On June 14, 1936 a double funeral service was held at Cross Plains First Baptist Church, and both were buried in Greenleaf Cemetery in Brownwood, Texas. For his part, Lovecraft began to include Howardian action sequences in his own work, for example in "The Shadow Over Innsmouth". [26][69][82], With the onset of the Great Depression, many pulp markets reduced their schedules or went out of business entirely. [181][182], Howard first bought a pulp magazine, a copy of Adventure, when he was fifteen. The Conan stories were increasingly edited by de Camp and the series was extended by pastiches until they replaced the original stories. [153][154] Howard used race as shorthand for physical characteristics and motivation. Howard wrote ten stories for this series but Sport Story only published three of them. The December 1922 issue featured two stories, "'Golden Hope Christmas" and "West is West," which won gold and silver prizes respectively. Howard's next piece, "The Man-Eaters of Zamboula", was more formulaic and was accepted by the magazine with no problems. [136], In an effort to improve her memory and writing, Price began recording all her daily conversations into a journal, in the process preserving an intimate record of her time with Howard. Howard discovered his friends' relationship while he and Truett were on a week's trip together to New Mexico (the same trip which inspired a lot of the final Conan story "Red Nails"). This story and the elements it uses would also be important in Howard's literary future. After Howard bought a car in 1932, he and his friends took regular excursions across Texas and nearby states. In a review of Michel Houellebecq's essay "H. P. Lovecraft: Against the World, Against Life" published in the Los Angeles Times, April 17, 2005, Stephen King implies that Howard did not work at his craft and was merely pastiching Lovecraft. [193] In Wizardry & Wild Romance, Moorcock has also written both that Howard "brought a brash, tough element to the epic fantasy that did as much to change the course of the American school away from previous writing and static imagery as Hammett, Chandler and the Black Mask pulp writers were to change the course of the American detective fiction" and that he "was never a commercially successful writer in his lifetime. In 1920, on February 17, the Vestal Well within the limits of Cross Plains struck oil and Cross Plains became an oil boomtown. Howard lived for another eight hours, dying at 4 pm;[146] his mother died the following day. In February, while in Mission, he wrote the poem Cimmeria. Robert Ervin Howard (January 22, 1906 – June 11, 1936) was an American author who wrote pulp fiction in a diverse range of genres. Editor Farnsworth Wright forwarded the letter to Lovecraft, who responded warmly to Howard, and soon the two Weird Tales veterans were engaged in a vigorous correspondence that would last for the rest of Howard's life. As with his other series, he created another character in the same vein, Kirby O'Donnell, but this character lacked the grim, western elements and was not as successful. The bulk of the adaptations have, however, been based on Conan with two animated and one live action series. The words sounded familiar to her, but it was only in early June 1936 that she found the source in Macbeth:[143]. —Robert E. Howard in a letter to Weird Tales editor Farnsworth Wright, Summer 1931. [166] E. Hoffmann Price wrote that when he first met Howard in 1934 he "was busy trying to combine two images, that of the actual man, and that of the man who loomed up in those stirring yarns. A list of prose works by Robert E. Howard.The works are sorted by genre, by series and then alphabetically. Howard loved history and enjoyed writing historical stories. Most of his work appeared in the cheapest of them. 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. [61][62] Appearing in the August 1928 issue of Weird Tales, the character was a big hit with readers and this was the first of Howard's characters to sustain a series in print beyond just two stories (seven Kane stories were printed in the 1928–32 period). With Conan and his other heroes, Howard helped fashion the genre now known as sword and sorcery, spawning many imitators and giving him a large influence in the fantasy field. Although he told acquaintances that he had little hope for this novel, he had put a lot of effort into it. [155] He was also of the belief that, no matter who won the subsequent conflicts, it would only ever be a temporary victory. Howard-related comic books continued to be published to the present day. [115] This was followed by another experimental Conan story, "The Black Stranger", with a similar setting. [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. Allison is a disabled Texan who begins to recall his past lives, the first of which is in the later part of Howard's new Hyborian age. One of the short stories printed in this newspaper was a comedy called "Cupid vs. [63] As the magazine published the Solomon Kane tale before Kull, this can be considered the first published example of sword and sorcery.[64]. El Borak, otherwise known as Francis Xavier Gordon, is a fictional character created by Robert E. Howard.Gordon was a Texan gunfighter from El Paso who had travelled the world and settled in Afghanistan.He is known in Asia for his exploits in that continent. [158] Significant works in terms of Howard's views on race are "Black Canaan" and "The Last White Man", which depict white protagonists at war with black barbarity. The lines were taken from the poem "The House of Cæsar" by Viola Garvin. Written as tall tales in the vein of Texas "Tall Lying" stories, the story first appeared in the March–April 1934 issue of Action Stories and was so successful that other magazines asked Howard for similar characters. Born in Peaster, Texas, he was raised in Cross Plains. [77], In 1930, with his interest in Solomon Kane dwindling and his Kull stories not catching on, Howard applied his new sword-and-sorcery and horror experience to one of his first loves: the Picts. His Conan stories began featuring western elements, most notably in "Beyond the Black River", "The Black Stranger", and the unfinished "Wolves Beyond the Border". The story was briefly held as part of the company's assets before being returned to Howard. [99], Howard probably began to work on the novel in February 1934, starting to write Almuric (a non-Conan, sword and planet science fiction novel) but abandoned it half way. Howard, however, was too preoccupied with the state of his mother's health to give her the attention she wanted. Some of the pulp fiction of the short-lived Texan Robert E. Howard are straightforward Westerns or historical romance; his contribution to the history of fantasy was to realize that setting his stories of ruthless hard men in Atlantis or a mythical age shortly after its fall enabled him to write without the trammels of historical accuracy. [146][147], In June 1936, as Hester Howard slipped into her final coma, her son maintained a death vigil with his father and friends of the family, getting little sleep, drinking huge amounts of coffee, and growing more despondent. [124], The first of Howard's most commercially successful series (within his own lifetime) was started in July 1933. The main outlet for his stories was Weird Tales, where Howard created Conan the Barbarian. 283-284. [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. Many of his works are set in the period of decay or among the ruins the dead civilization leaves behind. Several bands have adapted Howard's works to tracks or entire albums. Mr. Howard's heroes project the immature fantasy of a split mind and logically pave the way to schizophrenia.[189]. [81] Howard initially deferred to Lovecraft but gradually asserted his own views, even coming to deride Lovecraft's opinions. He was wounded 14 times over 54 months of combat, was awarded the Medal of Honor, eight Purple Hearts, a Distinguished Service Cross, a Silver Star, and four Bronze Stars.. After that year, he had absorbed the parts of it that worked best for him and made them his own. [54], Due to his success in Fight Stories, Howard was contacted by the publisher Street & Smith in February 1931 with a request to move the Steve Costigan stories to their own pulp Sport Story Magazine. 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. He was not dressed as I thought a writer should dress." [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. [55], In May 1927, after having to return home due to contracting measles and then being forced to retake the course, Howard passed his exams. The son of a pioneer physician, he began writing professionally at the age of fifteen. [172] Howard was also a practitioner and fan of boxing, as well as an avid weightlifter. 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). Howard's critical reputation suffered at first but over the decades works of Howard scholarship have been published. He also corresponded with other "Weird Tale" writers such as Clark Ashton Smith, August Derleth, and E. Hoffmann Price. [175] Howard used an economy of words to sketch out scenes in his stories; his ability to do so has been attributed to his skill with, and experience of, both tall tales and poetry. Publicity Listings [87][88], It was also during this trip that Howard first conceived of the character of Conan. He is well known for his character Conan the Barbarian and is regarded as the father of the sword and sorcery subgenre. [19][32] Soon he was submitting stories to magazines such as Adventure and Argosy. The suggested novel, however, could be published by Pawling and Ness Ltd in a first edition of 5,000 copies for lending libraries. "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. Stories such as "The People of the Black Circle" glow with the fierce and eldritch light of his frenzied intensity. Patrick Mac Conaire was used once as the pen name for the story "Ghost in the Doorway". Many of his works were reprinted (some printed for the first time) and they expanded into other media such as comic books and films. [45], Weird Tales paid on publication, meaning that Howard had no money of his own at this time. [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. The first major, book-size biography of Robert E. Howard was L. Sprague de Camp’s Dark Valley Destiny. [83][84][85] Howard was further hit when his savings were wiped out in 1931 when the Farmer's National Bank failed, and again, after transferring to another bank, when that one failed as well. "[187] Some imply that Howard was an uneducated idiot savant and that his success was due more to luck than skill.[188]. [nb 9] He also has an influence on the field of fantasy fiction rivaled only by J. R. R. Tolkien and Tolkien's similarly inspired creation of the modern genre of high fantasy. Turlogh Dubh O'Brien and Cormac Mac Art were created at this time, although he was not able to sell the latter's stories. Three publishing houses have put out collections of Howard's letters. [78] In time this circle of correspondents has developed a legendary patina about it rivaling similar literary conclaves such as The Inklings, the Bloomsbury Group, and the Beats. This attitude is summed up in his famous line from "Beyond the Black River": "Barbarism is the natural state of mankind. [164][165], Physically, Howard was tall and heavily built. Fans of Howard frequently refer to him by his initials, REH. 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. [118][120] More successfully, in late 1933 Howard took a character conceived in his youth, El Borak, and began using him in mature, professional tales of World War I-era Middle Eastern adventure that landed in Top Notch, Complete Stories, and Thrilling Adventures. King referred to this work as "one of the finest horror stories of our century. [34][35], In the fall of 1922, when Howard was sixteen, he temporarily moved to a boarding house in the nearby city of Brownwood to complete his senior year of high school, accompanied by his mother. This early work by Robert E. Howard was originally published in 1935 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. Howard submitted a batch of his best available stories, including "The Tower of the Elephant" and "The Scarlet Citadel", on June 15. 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. He listened to tales told by family members growing up and, as an adult, collected stories from any older people willing to tell them. Although a Conan novel was nearly published in 1934, Howard's stories were never collected during his lifetime. [109] This novel combines elements of two previous Conan stories, "Black Colossus" and "The Scarlet Citadel," with Arthurian myth and provides an overview of Conan and the Hyborian age for the new British audience. Her doctor, a friend of Howard's father, advised her to end the relationship and get a job in a different state. Robert E. Howard Family, Childhood, Life Achievements, Facts, Wiki and Bio of 2017. 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. While at college, Howard wrote for their newspaper, The Yellow Jacket. 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). The benefits of progress came with lawlessness and corruption. Robert E. Howard (teljes nevén Robert Ervin Howard) (Peaster, Texas, 1906. január 22. ... Howard's heroes were consequently wish-projections of himself. 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. 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. Computer games have focussed on Conan, beginning with Conan: Hall of Volta (1984) and continuing on to the MMO Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures (2008). [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). 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