Sunday, July 2, 2017

Dark Art of an Aryan Mystic: The Racially Charged Fiction of Robert E. Howard by James LaFond

Robert E. Howard, Literary Mirror 

The writer of today faces the same prejudices as the writer of Howard’s day, with mainstream readers recoiling from any depiction of a nonwhite or female villain, just as reactionary whites and masculinity advocates cannot abide the depiction of a diverse racial cast or of striving female characters. For the reader interested in realism in fiction, or in the question of the monolithic political correctness currently smothering any attempts at realism in fiction, whether in print or on film, Dark Art of an Aryan Mystic will illuminate the white, black and red corners of our collective imagination with that most hated and rejected shade of illumination, the gray of truth, which is sought by few and accepted by none.

This book is out of print, but you may be able to find a used copy on Amazon.

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