RARA-AVIS: hard boiled Conan?

From: M Blumenthal ( blumenidiot@21stcentury.net)
Date: 30 Apr 2002

I went to Don Herron's website to find out about the Hammett tour. He also has a lot on Conan. It made me wonder if we should consider Conan hard boiled. Until he becomes king of Aquilonia in the last stories, he is a wandering mercenary and sometime pirate or just thief. He certainly is tough. The stories appeared in pulp magazines and except for some inappropriate oaths like 'By Crom!, his language is colloquail especially if you consider it must have been translated from the original Cimerian, Aquilonian or such. Mark

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