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
A master of driving pace, exotic setting, and complex plotting, Harold Lamb was one of Robert E. Howard's favorite writers. Here at last is every pulse-pounding, action-packed story of Lamb's greatest hero, Khlit the Cossack, the "wolf of the steppes.
 

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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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