Re: RARA-AVIS: Haut's Pulp Culture

From: Chris Routledge (
Date: 25 Jun 2001

Bill wrote:

>I picked up Woody Haut's PULP CULTURE (1995) last week, and whizzed
>through it over the weekend. It seemed like a decent enough look at the
>writers and style and time, but it's no masterpiece of criticism. I was
>reminded of a lengthy undergrad thesis. Do others think more highly of

I think it's solid work - but it's a skim, and doesn't pretend to be otherwise I think. _Neon Noir_ the follow-up is similar. I see them both more as reference works to dip into for some information/opinions on writers I don't know well.

Cheers Chris

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