Tag Archives: Lin Carter

Rediscovered: Lin Carter Provides a Footnote (of Sorts) to “Conan vs. Conantics”

In recent months I’ve been having a fast and furious round of email discussions with Kevin Cook, and I managed to turn him into another huge fan of the excellent San Francisco mystery The Man With My Face by Samuel … Continue reading

Posted in Lit, REH | Tagged , , , , , , , |

FLIVVER: The Robert E. Howard WORD OF THE YEAR

From my first published review in Nyctalops in 1974, I have now spent four decades defending the literary legacy of Robert E. Howard — ironically enough, his work as often needs defense from the very people who claim to be … Continue reading

Posted in News, REH | Tagged , , , , |

Two-Gun Bob: Could The Academics Refurb de Camp? and Other Concerns of a REH Purist

A little over a year ago our occasional Guest Blogger Brian Leno managed to slug his way through the collection of litcrit on Robert E. Howard, all by academics: Conan Meets the Academy, edited by Jonas Prida. And not too long after … Continue reading

Posted in REH | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Two-Gun Bob: First, You Crack Argosy

When the article “Conan the Argonaut” appeared in The Cimmerian in 2008, one of the inset quotes, selected to illustrate the mindset that essay argues against, came from Lin Carter in his 1973 book on fantasy literature, Imaginary Worlds, where he … Continue reading

Posted in Lit, REH | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Two-Gun Bob: 106 and Counting

Birthday 106 for Robert E. Howard today. Almost 76 years since he committed suicide on June 11, 1936. And his name lives on. Not bad for a writer who plied his trade in the pulps and didn’t see a single … Continue reading

Posted in Film, Lit, News, REH | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Two-Gun Bob: “The Bright Barbarian”

And what better way to celebrate Halloween and close out October, than with something kind of creepy. . . . It probably won’t amount to much, but I’ve noticed a possible new trend in the way some people want Robert E. … Continue reading

Posted in Film, Lit, REH | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , |

Two-Gun Bob: “Conan vs. Conantics”

I’ve heard that various fans already are drifting into Cross Plains, Texas for the latest Robert E. Howard Days celebration — this one a notable landmark, seventy-five years since the young author killed himself on June 11. As a memorial … Continue reading

Posted in Lit, News, REH | Tagged , , , |