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‘His Own Red Fear’
Flight by Robert E. Howard, a review by James LaFond

Reading from pages 66-67 of A Word from the Outer Dark

These three, savage 16 line verses are about Cain, Adam’s son, who is fleeing the fallout from his brother-slaying crime. Howard has an unsettling knack for infusing Biblical narrative with his passion for the poetry of vengeance, a passion that transfigures the reader and transcends mere human notions of revenge...

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