Re: RARA-AVIS: Historical analysis books...

From: Steve Novak (Cinefrog@comcast.net)
Date: 20 Feb 2009

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    Refer also to the excellent:

    Paperback USA: A Graphic History, 1939-1959 by Piet Schreuders A Blue Dolphin Book, 1981 (Translated from the Dutch)

    Montois

    On 2/19/09 2:32 PM, "Ron Clinton" <clinton65@comcast.net> wrote:

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    >
    >
    > (Cross-posted in somewhat different form from Vintage Paperbacks)
    >
    > 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 material.
    >
    > Have I missed any volumes of particular merit in anyone's opinion?
    >
    > Ron Clinton

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