Robert E. Howard

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Robert Ervin Howard (January 22, 1906 – June 11, 1936) was an American author who wrote pulp fiction in a diverse range of genres. He is well known for his character Conan the Barbarian and is regarded as the father of the sword and sorcery subgenre. Howard was influenced by H. P. Lovecraft, and also by Theosophists H. P. Blavatsky and William Scott-Elliott.

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Interest in Theosophical writings