Robert E. Howard





Robert E. Howard

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born
in Peaster, Texas, The United States
January 22, 1906

died
June 11, 1936

gender
male

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influences


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Robert Ervin Howard was an American pulp writer of fantasy, horror, historical adventure, boxing, western, and detective fiction. Howard wrote "over three-hundred stories and seven-hundred poems of raw power and unbridled emotion" and is especially noted for his memorable depictions of "a sombre universe of swashbuckling adventure and darkling horror."

He is well known for having created — in the pages of the legendary Depression-era pulp magazine Weird Tales — the character Conan the Cimmerian, a.k.a. Conan the Barbarian, a literary icon whose pop-culture imprint can only be compared to such icons as Tarzan of the Apes, Count Dracula, Sherlock Holmes, and James Bond.

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The Coming of Conan the Cim...
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The Conquering Sword of Con...
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Conan of Cimmeria (Conan 2)
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The Bloody Crown of Conan (...
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The Savage Tales of Solomon...
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Conan (Book 1)
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Conan the Wanderer (Conan, #4)
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Conan the Warrior (Book 7)
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“Civilized men are more discourteous than savages because they know they can be impolite without having their skulls split, as a general thing.”
Robert E. Howard

“I have known many gods. He who denies them is as blind as he who trusts them too deeply. I seek not beyond death. It may be the blackness averred by the Nemedian skeptics, or Crom's realm of ice and cloud, or the snowy plains and vaulted halls of the Nordheimer's Valhalla. I know not, nor do I care. Let me live deep while I live; let me know the rich juices of red meat and stinging wine on my palate, the hot embrace of white arms, the mad exultation of battle when the blue blades flame and crimson, and I am content. Let teachers and philosophers brood over questions of reality and illusion. I know this: if life is illusion, then I am no less an illusion, and being thus, the illusion is real to me. I live, I burn with life, I love, I slay, and am content.”
Robert E. Howard, Queen of the Black Coast

“Hither came Conan, the Cimmerian, black-haired, sullen-eyed, sword in hand, a thief, a reaver, a slayer, with gigantic melancholies and gigantic mirth, to tread the jeweled thrones of the Earth under his sandaled feet.”
Robert E. Howard, The Complete Chronicles of Conan

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What is your favourite film or TV adaptation of a Robert E. Howard character or story?

The Whole Wide World (Biopic 1996: Vincent D'Onofrio)
 
  6 votes, 40.0%

Solomon Kane (Film 2009: James Purefoy)
 
  4 votes, 26.7%

Red Sonja (Film 1985: Brigitte Nielsen)
 
  2 votes, 13.3%

Conan the Barbarian (Film 1982: Arnold Schwarzenegger)
 
  1 vote, 6.7%

Conan the Barbarian (Film 2011: Jason Momoa)
 
  1 vote, 6.7%

Pigeons From Hell (TV 1961: "Thriller": Boris Karloff)
 
  1 vote, 6.7%

Conan (TV 1997: Ralf Moeller)
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Casonetto's Last Song (Short Film 2003)
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Kull the Conqueror (Film 1997: Kevin Sorbo)
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Conan: The Adventurer (TV Animation 1992)
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Conan the Destroyer (Film 1984: Arnold Schwarzenegger)
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Conan and the Young Warriors (TV Animation 1993)
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

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