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Queer Pulp: Perverted Passions from the Golden Age of the Paperback (2001)

by Susan Stryker

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Queer Pulp is an interesting enough history of the literature of alternative lifestyles both legitimate (Tennessee Williams, Radclyffe Hall, James Baldwin) and not-so-legitimate (Percy Fenster, author of Hot Pants Homo), but the clincher on this one is the cover reproductions, which are just as lurid and wonderful as the cover implies. If you collect odd titles as I do, this is a veritable treasure trove. ( )
  Mrs_McGreevy | Nov 17, 2016 |
Good introduction to the lesbian & gay pulp fiction genre with many cover illustrations. Styker documents the changes from mortality tales to greater erotic content along with brief descriptions of authors and publishers. ( )
  MichaelC.Oliveira | Mar 7, 2013 |
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Sex sells - and for several decades in the middle of the last century, the immense popularity of paperback books saturated with sexual content proved the truth of that two-bit insight into America"s national psyche better than any other mass culture phenomenon.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0811830209, Paperback)

From homicidal homos to locked-up lesbians, and almost every sexually dangerous combination in between, Queer Pulp: Perverted Passions from the Golden Age of the Paperback is the first complete expose of queer sexuality in mid-twentieth century paperbacks. Compellingly written by historian Susan Stryker, Queer Pulp gives a complete overview of the cultural, political, and economic factors involved in the boom of queer paperbacks. With chapters covering gay, lesbian, transgender, and bisexually oriented books, a lively overview of the genres, and loads of scorching paperback covers, Queer Pulp reveals the complicated and fascinating history of alternative sexual literature and book publishing. Featuring the work of well-known authors such as W. Somerset Maugham and Truman Capote to the low-brow and no-brow scribes who worked under several names, Queer Pulp is the entertaining and informative introduction to these lost, salacious literary genres.

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From homicidal homos to locked-up lesbians, and almost every sexually dangerous combination in between, Queer Pulp: Perverted Passions from the Golden Age of the Paperback is the first complete expose of queer sexuality in mid-twentieth century paperbacks. Compellingly written by historian Susan Stryker, Queer Pulp gives a complete overview of the cultural, political, and economic factors involved in the boom of queer paperbacks. With chapters covering gay, lesbian, transgender, and bisexually oriented books, a lively overview of the genres, and loads of scorching paperback covers, Queer Pulp reveals the complicated and fascinating history of alternative sexual literature and book publishing. Featuring the work of well-known authors such as W. Somerset Maugham and Truman Capote to the low-brow and no-brow scribes who worked under several names, Queer Pulp is the entertaining and informative introduction to these lost, salacious literary genres.

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