“Gouged Eyes and Chawed Ears” – the History and Folklore of Rough-and-Tumble Fighting via the Works of Robert E. Howard

The once-celebrated and now little-known “manly art” of rough-and-tumble fighting, a.k.a. “gouge fighting”, is explained in this video by pulp fiction scholar Jeffrey Shanks.

If you’re intrigued to learn more about rough-and-tumble, in purported fact as well as fiction, be sure to read Professor Elliot Gorn’s excellent essay on that subject.

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