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Conan Meets the Academy: Multidisciplinary Essays on the by Jonas Prida

By Jonas Prida

Robert E. Howard penned a chain of fable tales in 1932 that includes Conan, a hulking warrior from “Cimmeria” who roamed the legendary Hyborian Age panorama conducting heroic adventures. greater than the quirky manifestation of Depression-era magazines, Conan the Barbarian has persevered as a cultural mainstay for over 70 years. This multidisciplinary assortment deals 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 stories and literary historical past, the essays research statistical analyses of the phrases in Conan texts, the literary genesis of Conan, later-day parodies, Conan games, and lots more and plenty extra. This quantity finds the hidden scholarly intensity of this probably unsophisticated fictional character.

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