Re: RARA-AVIS: Pulp Art Books

From: Nathan Cain (
Date: 14 Aug 2007

Thanks. Definitely gonna pick up Hardboiled America in the near future.

Nathan Cain

On 8/14/07, Nigel Algar <> wrote:
> In addition to Steve Novak¹s recommendation of Geoffrey O¹Brien¹s
> AMERICA (which was re-published in an expanded edition in 1997) I would
> strongly recommend Piet Schreuders¹ THE BOOK OF PAPERBACKS (1981) which
> takes a lovingly detailed look at the graphic styles of publishing houses
> and individual artists, UNDERCOVER by Thomas L Bonn (1982), OVER MY DEAD
> BODY (1994 ) and DANGER IS MY BUSINESS (1993) both by Lee Server, and THE
> GREAT AMERICAN PAPERBACK (2001) by Richard A Lupoff. Some of these deal
> more with paperbacks than with the pulp magazines, and some privilege the
> content of the stories over the style of their illustration, but all are
> generously illustrated and worth hunting down.
> Nigel
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