Re: RARA-AVIS: New anthology: ORANGE PULP

From: Ann Chambers Theis (
Date: 06 Oct 2000

At 11:17 AM 10/6/00 -0400, you wrote:
>I saw mention of a new anthology coming in November from the
>University of Florida Press, ORANGE PULP: STORIES OF MAYHEM, MURDER,
>AND MYSTERY, edited by Maurice O'Sullivan and Steve Glassman (ISBN:
>We must be well beyond the "most devoted aficionado" stage, then.
>Does anyone know what Willeford piece this is?

It is " The First Five in Line" (1975).
"it is a striking example of his distinctly absurdist approach to noir fiction. The sharp edged characterizations, dry wit, and dark humor of this story of plans to create a popular television version of Russian roulette reflect the style readers came to appreciate . . . " -From the forward to the piece.

Ann Ann Chambers Theis ~

Collection Management Administrator, Chesterfield County Public Library (VA) Overbooked, a resource for ravenous readers -

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