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Hard-Boiled Working-class Readers and Pulp Magazines

Author: Erin Smith
Publisher: Philadelphia PA Temple University Press 2010
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the 1920s a distinctively American detective fiction emerged from the pages of pulp magazines. The "hard-boiled" stories published in Black Mask, Dime Detective, Detective Fiction Weekly, and Clues featured a new kind of hero and soon challenged the popularity of the British mysteries that held readers in thrall on both sides of the Atlantic. In Hard-Boiled Erin A. Smith examines the culture that produced and  Read more...
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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Erin Smith
ISBN: 9781566397698 1566397693 9781592139118 1592139116
OCLC Number: 1020173266
Awards: Short-listed for Anthony Awards (Critical Nonfiction) 2001
Description: 1 online resource (230 Seiten)
Contents: CONTENTSAcknowledgmentsIntroductionPART I: Reconstructing Readers1. The Hard-Boiled Writer and the Literary Marketplace2. The Adman on the Shop Floor: Workers, Consumer Culture, and the PulpsPART II: Reading Hard-Boiled Fiction3. Proletarian Plots4. Dressed to Kill5. Talking Tough6. The Office WifeAfterwordNotesIndex

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