RARA-AVIS: Re: Gil Brewer

From: New Pulp Press (bassoffj@gmail.com)
Date: 02 Jun 2010

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    Obviously a lot of Brewer enthusiasts out there. Jim Thompson famously prophesied to his wife that he'd be famous 10 years after his death; it looks like it took Gil a little bit longer (he died in 1983). Here at New Pulp Press we've been working closely with the Brewer estate and will be releasing our second Brewer title, THE RED SCARF, in September. I had a few other titles I was really enthusiastic about, but we finally decided that THE RED SCARF was an important crime paperback to get back into print. This is Brewer at his most focused and if you haven't read him it's a good place to start. I'm also proud to say we snagged Richie Fahey to do the cover art (Richie has done the cover art for the Megan Abbott books among others). We're hoping to get a couple more Brewer's back into print, but we'll have to wait and see.

    Jon Bassoff New Pulp Press

    --- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, Bill Crider <macavityabc@...> wrote:
    > I'm just home from an extended weekend, and I'm catching up with some of the
    > digests. The comments on Gil Brewer's porn work interest me because of
    > another guy whose work I like, Harry Whittington. David Laurence Wilson,
    > who commented on Brewer, can tell you a lot more about Whittington than I
    > can because he's the one who wrote the excellent intro to the Stark House
    > triple-decker edition that contains TO FIND CORA (originally published as
    > CORA WAS A NYMPHO). David's intro ("Harry's Bastard Children") is worth the
    > price of the book. Whittington wrote at least 38 novels that he more or
    > less disavowed, but the Stark House volume lists them. I've bought as many
    > of them as I can find, though I haven't read them yet. I'm a collector, and
    > I like knowing about things like that whether I read them or not. Unlike
    > Brewer, Whittington escaped the porn ghetto and got back into the big time
    > before he died, and while he wasn't writing the old Gold Medal-style crime
    > novels, he was making plenty of money. He didn't have Brewer's problems
    > with alcohol, which might be one of the reasons he was able to make a
    > comeback.
    > Bill Crider
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