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'Doomed to Roam'
Heritage by Robert E. Howard

Reading from pages 37-9 of A Word from the Outer Dark

Heritage is an ethnic ode, of some embarrassment to the publisher of this book, in this sissy, deracinated age, consisting o six verses of either 4 or 6 long lines each. Embedded in this poem is what appears to be the author's fierce belief that the warlike and tragic circumstances of his unrepentant ancestors have echoed down through the ages and resound within him. Below, savor the savagery of a few lines from the first verse and be sure and get a copy of this fine little book if you can:

"Their hearts were black with ancient wrongs

and hate and bitter pride.

Their souls were wild and restless,

with swift and changing moods;

They knew red border forays

and dark unholy feuds."

This book has been my near constant companion since lent to me by Mescaline Franklin this past summer.

A Well of Heroes: Two on Kindle

Fantasy and Horror writer, James LaFond reviews the subtext and heroic themes of Robert E. Howard’s works of pulp fiction and tribal myth, including extensive discussions of the hero in myth, history and literature.

The material from the out of print, Dark Art of an Aryan Mystic is included in this volume.

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ShepOctober 6, 2017 4:36 PM UTC

Seemingly unavailable on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
responds:October 6, 2017 8:41 PM UTC

This volume is only available from the Robert E. Howard Museum in Cross Plains, Texas.

His verse is spread throughout the various character collections. I do not know if all of it is collected anywhere.