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The Resource American pulp : how paperbacks brought modernism to Main Street, Paula Rabinowitz

American pulp : how paperbacks brought modernism to Main Street, Paula Rabinowitz

Label
American pulp : how paperbacks brought modernism to Main Street
Title
American pulp
Title remainder
how paperbacks brought modernism to Main Street
Statement of responsibility
Paula Rabinowitz
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "American Pulp tells the story of the midcentury golden age of pulp paperbacks and how they brought modernism to Main Street, democratized literature and ideas, spurred social mobility, and helped readers fashion new identities. Drawing on extensive original research, Paula Rabinowitz unearths the far-reaching political, social, and aesthetic impact of the pulps between the late 1930s and early 1960s"--Jacket
  • "Focusing on important episodes in pulp history, Rabinowitz looks at the wide-ranging effects of free paperbacks distributed to World War II servicemen and women; how pulps prompted important censorship and First Amendment cases; how some gay women read pulp lesbian novels as how-to-dress manuals; the unlikely appearance in pulp science fiction of early representations of the Holocaust; how writers and artists appropriated pulp as a literary and visual style; and much more. Examining their often-lurid packaging as well as their content, American Pulp is richly illustrated with reproductions of dozens of pulp paperback covers, many in color"--Publisher description
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rabinowitz, Paula
Dewey number
813/.509
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.P63
LC item number
R33 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Paperbacks
  • Pulp literature, American
  • Paperbacks
  • Pulp literature, American
  • United States
  • Verlag
  • Taschenbuch
  • Trivialliteratur
  • USA
  • Billighetsböcker
  • Modernism (litteratur)
  • Förenta staterna
Label
American pulp : how paperbacks brought modernism to Main Street, Paula Rabinowitz
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (307-375) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pulp: biography of an American object -- Pulp as interface -- Richard Wright's savage holiday: true crime and 12 million black voices -- Isak Dinesen gets drafted: pulp, the armed services editions, and GI reading -- Pulping Ann Petry: the case of Country place -- Señor Borges wins! Ellery Queen's garden -- Slips of the tongue: uncovering lesbian pulp -- Sci-unfi: bombs, ovens, delinquents, and more -- Demotic Ulysses: policing paperbacks in the courts and Congress -- CODA: the afterlife of pulp
Control code
ocn877364320
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 390 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780691173382
Lccn
2014935810
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780691150604
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780691150604
  • (OCoLC)877364320
Label
American pulp : how paperbacks brought modernism to Main Street, Paula Rabinowitz
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (307-375) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pulp: biography of an American object -- Pulp as interface -- Richard Wright's savage holiday: true crime and 12 million black voices -- Isak Dinesen gets drafted: pulp, the armed services editions, and GI reading -- Pulping Ann Petry: the case of Country place -- Señor Borges wins! Ellery Queen's garden -- Slips of the tongue: uncovering lesbian pulp -- Sci-unfi: bombs, ovens, delinquents, and more -- Demotic Ulysses: policing paperbacks in the courts and Congress -- CODA: the afterlife of pulp
Control code
ocn877364320
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 390 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780691173382
Lccn
2014935810
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780691150604
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780691150604
  • (OCoLC)877364320

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