(I cc to mrT as my mail problems with R-A are still on)
I suggest that you check :
THE BIG BOOK OF NOIR - Caroll & Graf, 1998
A collection of articles and short essays, dealing also with publishers and
authors of the paperbacks era. Very interesting and informative as it covers
a wide scope of topics all related to noir/hardboiled field;
On Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 8:32 PM, Ron Clinton <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> (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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