Post by rapscallion on Mar 8, 2017 1:36:42 GMT
Robert E. Howard
1906 - 1936
Has anyone here ever read the works of Robert E. Howard?
Howard was a "pulp fiction" writer, and a founder of the "sword and sorcery" genre. Howard's wrote during the 20's and 30's, and many of stories were published in pulp magazines like Weird Tales. Howards creations include Conan the Cimmerian, Solomon Kane, and King Kull.
Conan the Cimmerian, Robert E. Howard's most famous character.
Tragically, Howard's life was short; at 30-years-old he committed suicide after struggling with his mother's declining health and his own depression. Howard was nearly forgotten until the movie version of his greatest character, Conan the Barbarian was released in 1982 starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. Today, Howard's work is readily available and continues to inspire and entertain readers around the world.