frank gruber's 'pulp jungle' was recommended to me here a while back and i enjoyed it.
--- On Thu, 2/19/09, Ron Clinton <email@example.com> wrote:
> From: Ron Clinton <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: RARA-AVIS: Historical analysis books...
> To: email@example.com
> Date: Thursday, February 19, 2009, 2:32 PM
> (Cross-posted in somewhat different form from Vintage
> I enjoy books about the history of genre publishing, the
> various houses
> behind them, how the authors eked out a living,
> distribution matters, etc.
> I presently have:
> 1). Hardboiled America
> 2). The Mushroom Jungle
> 3). The Fiction Factory
> 4). The Book of Paperbacks
> 5). Dope Menace
> 6). UnderCover
> 7). The Great American Paperback
> 8). Black Mask Boys
> 9). Sin-A-Rama
> 10). Heartbreak & Vine
> 11). Over My Dead Body
> ...and some author biographies (Woolrich, Thompson, Goodis,
> J. Cain, F.
> Brown, et al) and a bunch of similar but pulp-related
> Have I missed any volumes of particular merit in
> anyone's opinion?
> Ron Clinton
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