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By Jonas Prida

Robert E. Howard penned a sequence of myth tales in 1932 that includes Conan, a hulking warrior from “Cimmeria” who roamed the legendary Hyborian Age panorama carrying out heroic adventures. greater than the quirky manifestation of Depression-era magazines, Conan the Barbarian has persisted as a cultural mainstay for over 70 years. This multidisciplinary assortment bargains the 1st scholarly research of Conan, from Howard’s early tales, via midcentury novels and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s iconic motion pictures, to the 2011 cinematic remake of Conan the Barbarian. Drawing on disciplines equivalent to stylometry, archeology, cultural and folklore reports and literary background, the essays study statistical analyses of the phrases in Conan texts, the literary genesis of Conan, later-day parodies, Conan games, and masses extra. This quantity finds the hidden scholarly intensity of this likely unsophisticated fictional character.

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