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Author Smith, Erin A. (Erin Ann), 1970-

Title Hard-boiled : working-class readers and pulp magazines / Erin A. Smith
Published Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2000
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 215 pages) : illustrations
Contents Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part I: Reconstructing Readers; 1. The Hard-Boiled Writer and the literary Marketplace; 2. The Adman on the Shop Floor: Workers, Consumer Culture, and the Pulps; Part II : Reading Hard-Boiled Fiction; 3. Proletarian Plots; 4. Dressed to Kill; 5. Talking Tough; 6. The Office Wife; Afterword; Notes; Index
Summary An examination of the culture that produced and supported pulp-fiction
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-210) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Crime in literature.
Detective and mystery stories, American -- History and criticism.
Detectives in literature.
Literature and society -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Periodicals -- Publishing -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Popular literature -- United States -- History and criticism.
Working class -- Books and reading -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0585366748 (electronic bk.)
1592139116 (electronic bk.)
9780585366746 (electronic bk.)
9781592139118 (electronic bk.)
(alk. paper)