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Danger Is My Business: An Illustrated History of the Fabulous Pulp Magazines: 1896-1953 By Lee Server Danger Is My Business An Illustrated History of the Fabulous Pulp Magazines At the turn of the century America saw the rapid rise of a new literary phenomenon the pulps Named pulps for the cheap paper on which they were printed these wildly inventive periodicals featured bo
  • Title: Danger Is My Business: An Illustrated History of the Fabulous Pulp Magazines: 1896-1953
  • Author: Lee Server
  • ISBN: 9780811801126
  • Page: 361
  • Format: Paperback
  • Danger Is My Business: An Illustrated History of the Fabulous Pulp Magazines: 1896-1953 By Lee Server At the turn of the century, America saw the rapid rise of a new literary phenomenon the pulps Named pulps for the cheap paper on which they were printed, these wildly inventive periodicals featured bold titles, such as Weird Tales, Astounding Stories, and Spicy Detective Adorned with bright, often garish covers they could be bought for as little as a dime, yet they ofAt the turn of the century, America saw the rapid rise of a new literary phenomenon the pulps Named pulps for the cheap paper on which they were printed, these wildly inventive periodicals featured bold titles, such as Weird Tales, Astounding Stories, and Spicy Detective Adorned with bright, often garish covers they could be bought for as little as a dime, yet they offered outrageous selections of burgeoning popular fiction, from tales of horror and science fiction to lurid romances and hard boiled detective stories As the popularity of the pulps increased, certain fictional characters, such as Tarzan, Zorro, Doc Savage, Sam Spade, Hopalong Cassidy, and Conan the Barbarian were immortalized, and a new eccentric and hearty breed of writer emerged Churning out these stories for a penny a word or less became the proving ground for hundreds of struggling authors, many of whom have since become the most widely read writers of this century, including Edgar Rice Burroughs, Dashiell Hammett, Louis L Amour, Ray Bradbury, H.P Lovecraft, and Raymond Chandler Danger Is My Business is about the rise and fall of the colorful pulps and the legendary publishers, editors, and writers who made them an unforgettable sensation Capturing the mood of America in the Roaring Twenties and the years of the Great Depression, the text features exclusive, firsthand recollections by pulp veterans, who offer comical and poignant anecdotes and give this history a lively, behind the scenes perspective With over 100 rare illustrations, including dozens of magazine covers, interior illustrations, and archival photos of pulp notables, Danger Is My Business is an essential item for both collectors and pop culture enthusiasts.
    Danger Is My Business: An Illustrated History of the Fabulous Pulp Magazines: 1896-1953 By Lee Server
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    1. Lee Server

      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.

    232 thoughts on “Danger Is My Business: An Illustrated History of the Fabulous Pulp Magazines: 1896-1953”

    1. An accurate overview of the pulp magazine era starting from the early days of Argosy and the story papers, the books gives a fair description of the various genres of pulp magazines, some of the notable pulp writers, and their eventual decline.Anyone wanting basic information on the classic days of pulp would do good to check out this book.


    2. I browsed this picture book of the pulp magazines The text is interesting as are the illustrations great pulp covers and photos Some inside stories of pulp writers like Lester Dent of Doc Savage fame are included This is the sort of book a pulp magazine collector might enjoy.



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