Pulp Writer: Twenty Years in the American Grub Street

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U of Nebraska Press, Dec 1, 2007 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 274 pages
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Pulp Writer: Twenty Years in the American Grub Street

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Powers (1905-71) was the consummate pulp writer: from 1928 to '43, he wrote hundreds of stories under various pseudonyms for magazines like Wild West Weekly and Weird Tales. He also lived the life of ... Read full review

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This is an excellent book - the meat of the piece is the memoirs of Paul Powers, pulp writer, but the insightful essays by Laurie Powers add much to the work. I found this book fascinating and one of the few on the market to give a real insight into the life of a pulp writer.

Contents

Illustrations
A Note on the Text
Discovering Pulp Writer
1
1 Id Write a Mile
53
2 King of the Photoplay And I Write a Joke
67
3 Art for the Artless
81
4 For Whom the Bellboy Toils
97
5 Darl and Heart
109
10 Tricks of the Trade
171
11 Tumbleweed in Arizona
185
12 Pilgrim in Santa Fe
201
13 A Pulp Writers Problems
211
Life after the Pulps
223
Afterword
253
Acknowledgments
257
Notes
259

6 Ad Astra Per Aspera Add Aspirin
117
7 A Novel and What Didnt Come of It
131
8 General Grant Slept Here
145
9 Enter Mr Oliphant
159

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