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Robert E. Howard Essays

The Hyborian Gazette: A New Robert E. Howard Fanzine

Something old is new again. In the tradition of Amra, The Hyborian Gazette features, in addition to REH related material, this fanzine covers other topics such as general fantasy, Sword and Sorcery, fantasy fiction, etc. Here are the details of the first issue, courtesy of Bill Thom’s Coming Attractions: Carnelian Press is proud to announce a fanzine from The International Robert …

Howard Street Jeweler

A. Synopsis Howard Street Jewelers Inc. is a small retail business owned by Mr. & Mrs. Julius Levi for more than 40 years. Undoubtedly, the company had its ups and downs. It survived its previous sales slack by cutting costs. Currently, the business is experiencing a continuous downward spiral of its cash position notwithstanding the …

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How Capable are You in Terms of Howard Rheingolds Five Literacies for the 21st Century?

Attention: As Rheingold considers attention to be the most basic and significant literacy of the 21st century, he explains how it is the fundamental building block for the way of daily life; with attention framing the way in which individuals think, create tools, teach, socialize, transform civilizations etc. multi-tasking would be considered a constant attention-splitting …

Howard Zinn’s Interpretation of the Homestead Act

Howard Zinn’s interesting interpretation on how the Homestead Act effected the west is a very compelling argument. He speaks from the people’s point of view and his controversial ideas, stemming from Marxism, seem to be supported in part by “An Indian’s View of Indian Affairs” where Chief Young Joseph illustrates the deception of the U. …

A New Robert E. Howard Manifesto

Why a New Manifesto?  In the past twelve months, I’ve seen several rounds of speculation from various bloggers lately, two of which were the equivalent of Internet train wreaks that ended rather badly, despite everyone’s avowed intentions. In the interest of using the Internet as an actual research tool, I have written this manifesto on …

The Hyborian Sage: Real-World Parallels Between Howard’s and Modern Discoveries

by Wm. Michael Mott Introduction In recent years, television programming, along with publishing ventures, have presented a number of projects looking at the concept of catastrophism, along with diffusionism. One of the best of these books is Brad Steiger’s Worlds Before Our Own, a work that initially earned that writer a great deal of ridicule and …

A Word from the Outer Dark: A New Book of Howard Poetry

Project Pride of Cross Plains, Texas, the community organization directly responsible for the restoration and maintenance of the Robert E. Howard Museum, has announced the publication of A Word from the Outer Dark. This nifty little paperback tome is a generous collection of 100 poems by Robert E. Howard, and pretty well covers the broad scope …

Contents for The Best of Robert E. Howard, Volume 1: Crimson Shadows

Rusty Burke recently annouced the stories and poems included in Volume 1, Crimson Shadows. Verse is in shown in italics: “The Shadow Kingdom” “The Ghost Kings” “The Curse of the Golden Skull” “Red Shadows” “The One Black Stain” “The Dark Man” “The Marching Song of Connacht” “Kings of the Night” “Recompense” “The Black Stone” “The …

Robert E. Howard and the Issue of Racism: The African and African-American Poems — Part 4

Offensive or Derogatory Words or Phrases The five poems in this next category contain demeaning and derogatory expressions for Africans and African-Americans, including the offensive word “nigger” in the first two. “De Ole River-Ox” (undated) The racism analysis of this poem includes the use of the “N” word as well as the dialect itself. De …

The Satanic Robert E. Howard, Part 1

Among the names that appear in the dedication to the first editions of The Satanic Bible (1969) is that of Robert E. Howard. It is the first of several mentions that Anton LaVey, would make regarding the Texan author, usually in a passing manner. H. P. Lovecraft has spawned an entire genre of contemporary occult …

Howard Days 2016 Guest of Honor Announced

Big News: Here is the announcement of the Guest of Honor for this years Howard Days from the Howard Days Facebook page: The Robert E. Howard Foundation and Project Pride of Cross Plains, Texas are proud to announce the dates and Guest of Honor for the 2016 version of Howard Days, to be held June …

The Robert E. Howard House and Museum Needs Your Help

The Robert E. Howard house and museum in Cross Plains, Texas is the single most important physical symbol of the man and his legacy that remains today — and it needs your help. This century-old structure is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is truly a place of great significance for American …

A Trip to Howard Days 2016

Another enjoyable Howard Days has come and gone, and it is safe to say that any who attended were glad they did.  The number of attendees on June 10th and 11th seemed to be a bit above average, reflecting a trend toward straining the capacity of current venues and program formats.  The panel audiences are …

Hunting Howard

It would seem the never ending hunt is indeed never ending.  Despite the recentflurry of Howard publishing, a number of Howard characters are either out-of-printor impossible to find in one or two books.  Some of these include Francis X. Gordon, Kirby O’Donnell, Steve Harrison, Dark Agnes and Wild Bill Clanton.   For example, the Steve …

Robert E. Howard and the Issue of Racism: The African and African-American Poems — Part 1

In his essay “Tevis Clyde Smith, Jr.,” Howard scholar Rusty Burke tackles the issue of Howard’s racism head on: Both Clyde and Bob were confirmed, unabashed racists. Bob seemed to be able to “give any man his due,” judging individuals on merit – this was probably true of Clyde, as well. But both men were …

Howard Street Jewelers, Inc.

1. Identify the internal control concepts that the Levis overlooked or ignored. In the Howard Street Jewelers case, I strongly believe that Levis didn’t perform any internal control. According to the internal control concept, internal controls to work to achieve organizational objective of effectiveness and efficiency of operations, reliability of financial reporting, and compliance with …

Howard K. Stern, Plaintiff V. Rita Cosby and Hachette Book Group Usa, Inc., Defendants

Is It Really Libel and Defamatory? : Howard K. Stern, Plaintiff v. Rita Cosby and Hachette Book Group USA, Inc. , Defendants A country; particularly the United States, legal infrastructure is a key factor in the media’s ability to fulfill their “watchdog” function. However, most of the 1990s had completely lacked a legal base that …

Robert E. Howard, H.P. Lovecraft and Mad Scholars

Robert E. Howard and H.P. Lovecraft were frequent correspondents while both – along with Clark Ashton Smith – were steady writers for Weird Tales. Lovecraft, of course, created the Cthulhu Mythos with its grotesque alien super-beings from beyond, often worshipped as gods by misguided or degenerate humans. Howard and Smith, also of course, added references …

Robert E. Howard and the Issue of Racism: The African and African-American Poems — Part 3

Interracial Relationships Anti-miscegenation laws were strictly enforced to keep the races segregated so it is especially interesting to view Howard’s quite different viecrovwpoints here. “Day Breaks Over Simla” (undated) is a poem about an interracial love affair between what sounds like a young woman from India and a member of the British Consul stationed there. …

Feminism and the Women in Robert E. Howard’s Fiction — Part III

 Part III: A Different Kind of Strength  We’ve seen what strong women can accomplish in both Howard’s fiction and in the modern world. But, what of those women who because of the circumstances of their lives, do not have any control over their life or safety—those who are not “born to rule” and are unable …

The Dustin Soldano v. Howard O’Daniels case

The Dustin Soldano v. Howard O’Daniels case models the common dispute between negligence and a party’s responsibility in an event. Likewise, chapter 1 of the Legal Environment textbook features Kuehn v. Pub Zone, a case that demonstrates a different scenario but the same battle of negligence and liability. The commonalities between the two cases support …

American History vs Howard Zinn

Sins deliberate criticism of the foundation of the A Rican Republic effectively revealed the corrupt society Of colonial America in the 1 8th century ; however, Zion’s writing exposed only one side of these historical events in a biased ma inner. He ranted about the significant separation between the rich and the poor class, the …

Howards End- Book Review

Howards End- Book Review Howards End- the fourth novel by E.M Forster has drawn in attention for its strong social content. Forster reflects in this novel a picture of a narrow segment of the turn-of-the-century England. The brilliant form of art and design of the novel has successfully brought out the theme of class struggle. …

The Satanic Robert E. Howard, Part 2

But hear me Satan, no man ever made me admit defeat — I’ve reeled beneath a bloody moon, on buckling legs, with blood pouring from my battered mouth and mingling with the sweat on my chest and a scarlet haze shimmering before my eyes — and I’ve been smashed from gong to gong, but I …

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