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By Paula Rabinowitz

"There is genuine wish for a tradition that makes it as effortless to shop for a e-book because it does a pack of cigarettes."—a civic chief quoted in a brand new American Library advert (1951)

American Pulp tells the tale of the midcentury golden age of pulp paperbacks and the way they introduced modernism to major road, democratized literature and concepts, spurred social mobility, and helped readers model new identities. Drawing on wide unique study, Paula Rabinowitz finds the far-reaching political, social, and aesthetic influence of the pulps among the overdue Nineteen Thirties and early 1960s.

Published in titanic numbers of titles, to be had all over, and occasionally promoting within the thousands, pulps have been throwaway gadgets available to a person with 1 / 4. Conventionally linked to romance, crime, and technology fiction, the pulps in truth got here in each style and topic. American Pulp tells how those books ingeniously repackaged intellectual fiction and nonfiction for a mass viewers, drawing in readers of each type with offers of leisure, enlightenment, and titillation. concentrating on vital episodes in pulp historical past, Rabinowitz seems to be on the wide-ranging results of loose paperbacks dispensed to global warfare II servicemen and ladies; how pulps triggered vital censorship and primary modification situations; how a few homosexual ladies learn pulp lesbian novels as how-to-dress manuals; the not going visual appeal in pulp technology fiction of early representations of the Holocaust; how writers and artists appropriated pulp as a literary and visible variety; and masses extra. interpreting their often-lurid packaging in addition to their content material, American Pulp is richly illustrated with reproductions of dozens of pulp paperback covers, many in color.

A interesting cultural heritage, American Pulp will switch the way in which we glance at those ephemeral but enduringly interesting books.

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