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The Resource 1960s Gay Pulp Fiction : the Misplaced Heritage, edited by Drewey Wayne Gunn, Jaime Harker

1960s Gay Pulp Fiction : the Misplaced Heritage, edited by Drewey Wayne Gunn, Jaime Harker

Label
1960s Gay Pulp Fiction : the Misplaced Heritage
Title
1960s Gay Pulp Fiction
Title remainder
the Misplaced Heritage
Statement of responsibility
edited by Drewey Wayne Gunn, Jaime Harker
Title variation
Nineteen sixties gay pulp fiction
Contributor
Editor of compilation
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As a result of a series of court cases, by the mid-1960s the U.S. post office could no longer interdict books that contained homosexuality. Gay writers were eager to take advantage of this new freedom, but the only houses poised to capitalize on the outpouring of manuscripts were adult paperback publishers who marketed their products with salacious covers. Gay critics, unlike their lesbian counterparts, have for the most part declined to take these works seriously, even though they cover an enormous range of genres: adventures, blue collar and gray flannel novels, coming-out stories, detective fiction, gothic novels, historical romances, military stories, political novels, prison fiction, romances, satires, sports stories, and spy thrillers with far more short story collections than is generally realized. Twelve scholars have now banded together to begin a recovery of this largely forgotten explosion of gay writing that occurred in the 1960s. Descriptions of these pulps have often been inadequate and misinforming, the result of misleading covers, unrepresentative sampling of texts, and a political blindness that refuses to grant worth to pre-Stonewall writing. This volume charts the broader implications of this state of affairs before examining some of the more significant pulp writers from the period. It brings together a diverse range of scholars, methodologies, and reading strategies. The evidence that these essays amass clearly demonstrates the significance of gay pulps for gay literary history, queer cultural studies, and book history. --Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
810.9/920664
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS153.G38
LC item number
A25 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1939-2018
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Gunn, Drewey Wayne
  • Harker, Jaime
Series statement
Studies in Print Culture and the History of the Book
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gays' writings, American
  • Pulp literature, American
  • American fiction
  • Homosexuality and literature
  • Gays in literature
  • Gay men's writings, American
  • Queer theory
  • American fiction
  • Gays
  • Gays' writings, American
  • Homosexuality and literature
  • Literature
  • Pulp literature, American
Label
1960s Gay Pulp Fiction : the Misplaced Heritage, edited by Drewey Wayne Gunn, Jaime Harker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
844729424
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 329 pages
Isbn
9781625340443
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013031735
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Note
UMKC: Z Coll. copy forms part of the Gay and Lesbian Archive of Mid-America Collection.
System control number
(OCoLC)844729424
Label
1960s Gay Pulp Fiction : the Misplaced Heritage, edited by Drewey Wayne Gunn, Jaime Harker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
844729424
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 329 pages
Isbn
9781625340443
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013031735
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Note
UMKC: Z Coll. copy forms part of the Gay and Lesbian Archive of Mid-America Collection.
System control number
(OCoLC)844729424

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