Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The eternal appeal of the life and works of Robert E. Howard

Although The Cimmerian’s days are numbered, the legacy and works of Robert E. Howard will live on and on. The TC print journal and its accompanying blog did their part to deserve his legacy, and I was proud to be a part of it, but we were literally laboring in the shadow of a giant who will continue be read for as long as the word exists.

With my days as a TC blogger winding down I thought I’d get back to the reasons why I (and perhaps if I may be so bold, extend that to the plural we) love the life and works of REH—and why he continues to enthrall us.

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6 comments:

francisco said...

one of the best articles I have read in The cimmerian, plenty of passion and respect for a great writer...

Brian Murphy said...

Thanks Francisco! His works and legacy will outlive us.

David J. West said...

Excellent piece Brian, can't even begin to say how dissapointed I am The Cimmerian is leaving for the Grey Havens.

David J. West said...

It just dawned on me, (I'm a fool) what today is for the last day of The Cimmerian.

A moment of arcane silence and no wonder I've been feeling the urge to read Howard all day long (more than usual)

Though the feast may be over...the lamps will ne'er expire.

Brian Murphy said...

Yup, that's it for The Cimmerian David. Thanks for being a reader.

Taranaich said...

I think we went out on a great high note. It was a privilege, Brian.