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Encyclopedia of Pulp Fiction Writers

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From the early days of dime novels to contemporary mass-market paperbacks, pulp fiction is a vital part of popular culture. This volume offers a survey of the scores of well-known and unsung heroes of popular literature. It seeks to cover the entire spectrum of pop literature's greatest entertainers and artists; the multimillion-copy bestsellers; and the inventors of the m ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published October 1st 2002 by Checkmark Books
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Gerry
Apr 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A most useful work of reference and a superb read, 'Encyclopedia of Pulp Fiction Writers' has more than 200 entries for writers of this type of fiction. Obviously there are hundreds more but identifying them and getting information on them, who by the nature of their work and their use of pseudonyms were probably less well-known than many writers. (It has made me consider going through my shelves and identifying what I feel is pulp fiction and listing names of other authors of the genre ... what ...more
Tosh
Oct 26, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Lee Server knows his subject matter well! A must for those who like to read - and 'pulp' writing and its writers are the underbelly of all literature.

I revisited my favorites as well as discovered some new names in this volume. A wonderful wonderful book.
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Great source for anyone interested in the early writers of pulp fiction. This encyclopedia contains short bios of each writer, as well as listings of the novels and stories they wrote. Excellent!
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Lee Server specialises in books on popular culture and literary history.

He is the critically acclaimed author of such as 'Danger Is My Business: The Illustrated History of the Fabulous Pulp Magazines' (1993), 'Over My Dead Body: The Sensational Age of the American Paperback' (1995) and the biography 'Robert Mitchum: Baby, I Don't Care' (2001).

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