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Author: Paul S Powers; Laurie Powers
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the Publisher: He wrote under at least eight pseudonyms, published hundreds of short stories and novellas in pulp magazines, and lived a life at times as outrageous as his fiction. Pulp Writer tells of Paul S. Powers's travels from serious literary ambitions to the pages of Wild West Weekly, of his seeking his fortune (or material, at any rate) in the ghost towns and mining camps of Colorado, and of his life in  Read more...
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Powers, Paul S. (Paul Sylvester), 1905-1971.
Pulp writer.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2007
(DLC) 2006026244
(OCoLC)71126684
Named Person: Paul S Powers; Paul S Powers
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul S Powers; Laurie Powers
ISBN: 9780803206670 0803206674 9780803206892 0803206895
OCLC Number: 140770380
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (274 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: List of illustrations --
Note on the text --
Discovering Pulp Writer --
Pulp Writer: Twenty Years in the American Grub Street --
1: I'd write a mile --
2: King of the photoplay; and I write a joke --
3: Art for the artless --
4: For whom the bellboy toils --
5: Darl and heart --
6: Ad astra per aspera, add aspirin --
7: Novel, and what didn't come of it --
8: General Grant slept here --
9: Enter Mr Oliphant --
10: Tricks of the trade --
11: Tumbleweed in Arizona --
12: Pilgrim in Santa Fe --
13: Pulp writer's problems --
Life after the pulps --
Afterword --
Acknowledgments --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Paul S. Powers ; edited and with biographical essays by Laurie Powers.
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From the Publisher: He wrote under at least eight pseudonyms, published hundreds of short stories and novellas in pulp magazines, and lived a life at times as outrageous as his fiction. Pulp Writer tells of Paul S. Powers's travels from serious literary ambitions to the pages of Wild West Weekly, of his seeking his fortune (or material, at any rate) in the ghost towns and mining camps of Colorado, and of his life in Arizona and California as he reaped the rewards of his wildly successful Wild West Weekly characters such as Sonny Tabor and Kid Wolf. Extending from the Great Depression to the golden age of the pulps, Powers's career, chronicled here in often laugh-out-loud style, is an American success story of true grit and commercial savvy and of a larger-than-life character with questionable but endlessly entertaining Western lore to spare. In the process, he provides a valuable and rarely-chronicled look at the business of writing and publishing pulp fiction during its golden years. Powers's granddaughter Laurie never knew her grandfather and lost touch with his side of the family. In her biographical essays, she finds her lost family and discovers the Pulp Writer manuscript. Her essays also provide a valuable historical context for pulp publications such as Wild West Weekly and their importance during the Great Depression.

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