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Robert E. Howard
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    (January 22, 1906-June 11, 1936)
    Wrote 'Spear and Fang' and 'The Phoenix on the Sword'
    Wrote stories for Weird Tales magazine
    The Grandfather of 'Sword and Sorcery' Fantasy
    He committed suicide after learning that his mother was not going to regain consciousness from her coma (1936).
    He created fantasy heroes like Conan the Barbarian and Red Sonja.
    There are many cliched characters based on his works.
    His works gave rise to many cliched 'sword and sorcery' fantasy stories.
    He attended Howard Payne College.
    His mother died the day after he committed suicide.
    He corresponded with authors like H. P. Lovecraft and Clark Ashton Smith.
    His fantasy hero characters show realism in their motivations.

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