Re: [mythsoc] Kanes
- On 10/17/2004, "Alan Kellogg" <mythusmage@...> wrote:
>Kane was also as Robert E. Howard saw himself. A dark soul. AsPersonally, I'll have to disagree. The bulk of the Kull stories were
>opposed to Conan, who was Robert as he wished to be, or Kull; Robert
>as he was.
written in the late 1920s--REH still had another 7 years to go in life.
As for Solomon Kane, the bulk of those were also written before 1930 too.
>For Howard was a complex man, burdened with a despairingGiven his letters, how can you say he had a "social phobia"? He
>nature, a disabling social phobia, and fear of homosexuality. >
corresponded with a variety of people and had a social life--its clear
in his letters to Tevis Clyde Smith he had several friends in the
Brownwood and Cross Plains area. He travelled throughout Texas and the
Southwest and into northern Mexico.
As for a fear of homosexuality, never thought about it in his work. It
doesn't crop up in his published letters like it does in Lovecraft's
- Howard was kind of a strange person. There's a memoir, _One Who Walked
Alone_, by a woman named Novalyne Price Ellis with whom Howard had what was not
quite a romance. It was actually made into a movie called _The Whole Wide World_
with Vincent D'Onofrio as Howard and Renee Zellweger as Novalyne. Howard's
personality is not easy to explain.
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> Message: 4Well, not pontificating exactly. I've read all of Wagner's Kane:
> Date: Sat, 16 Oct 2004 15:27:30 -0400
> From: "Elizabeth Apgar Triano" <lizziewriter@...>
> Subject: Kanes
> So, who has read Wagner's Kane series and Howard's Kane books? I haven't
> read either, and I have heard of both, but I can't keep them straight. The
> former are not easy to find, and there are just so many other things that I
> want to read first but if anyone wants to pontificate let's hear it.
they're about the Biblical Cain as he lives down through time. I don't
think I've read the Solomon Kanes though. The Wagner Kane has been out
of print for many years, but Nightshade is reissuing a collection of the