Interessante post sobre a literatura Pulp que dominou, principalmente, as décadas de 1920 a 1950. Em geral, essa literatura Pulp remetia a histórias de detetive ou ficções científicas, mas não paravam por aí. E ainda bem. Especialmente entre as décadas de 1950 e 1960, floresceu uma literatura Pulp cujo foco eram os romances, mas não apenas entre homens e mulheres, mas entre mulheres. Neste post que estou “reblogando”, interessantes exemplos das capas desta literatura Pulp (ainda que muitas das capas não remetam, necessariamente, ao conteúdo Pulp). De toda forma, vale a pena conhecer!
Lesbian Pulp Novels
By Anastasia Jones (PhD candidate, Yale Department of History)
Comprised of several hundred titles that sold, collectively, into the
millions, lesbian pulp fiction flourished between 1950 and 1965. The genre’s so-called Golden Age was but a small segment of the paperback phenomena that swept America during and after World War Two. Beginning with Pocket Books’ 1939 birth, paperback publishers capitalized on their established magazine distribution networks to sell pulp fiction on rotating racks in drugstores and gas stations around the country. The postwar paperback trade was, in some ways, an organic continuation of the pulp press—penny dreadfuls, comic books, and magazines of sensational serialized fiction—that had flourished fitfully from the turn of the century. Yet it is an error to read postwar paperbacks as merely derivative. Small enough to fit into a back pocket, these slim fictional…
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