American Pulp: How Paperbacks Brought Modernism to Main Street.
The golden age of pulp (late 1930's to early 60's) is examined, with glorious attention to the often-lurid packaging, as well as the content and impact on American society. Anyone with a quarter could buy a book. Rabinowitz shows how pulp productions were more than sci-fi and romances, but also included every genre. Pulp was involved in censorship, first amendment battles, fashion trends, and other iconic 20th century culture moments. Gorgeous color plates of book covers. Book is like new except for one instance of marginalia. List price $29.95. Princeton University Press. 2014. Hb, Dj. USED. $7.00