Tolkien Gateway

Robert E. Howard

Revision as of 00:08, 18 October 2013 by Morgan (Talk | contribs)

Robert E. Howard (22 January 1906 – 11 June 1936) was an American author, famous for his stories about Conan the Barbarian and for creating the genre sword and sorcery.

In July 1964, L. Sprague de Camp had sent J.R.R. Tolkien a copy of his anthology Swords and Sorcery, to which Howard contributed with the short story "Shadows in the Moonlight". Tolkien sent a letter to de Camp in August 1964, expressing mixed opinions about the stories in the anthology.[1] In February 1967, when de Camp and Alan E. Nourse visited Tolkien for an interview, he "indicated that he 'rather liked' Howard's Conan stories".[2][3][4]

External links

References

  1. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (2006), The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: I. Chronology, p. 622
  2. L. Sprague de Camp, Literary Swordsmen and Sorcerers, pp. 243-4
  3. Dale Nelson, "Howard, Robert E. (1906-36)", in J.R.R. Tolkien Encyclopedia (Michael D.C. Drout, ed.), p.287
  4. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (2006), The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: I. Chronology, p. 688