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An Error in Canonicity, or A Fuller Story of Faulkner’s Return to Print Culture, 1944–1951

John N. Duvall

in Faulkner and Print Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496812308
eISBN:
9781496812346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496812308.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Although Malcolm Cowley’s 1946 The Portable Faulkner is often credited with reviving Faulkner’s reputation, this essay explores the impact of another publication from that same year, Faulkner’s “An ... More


Saturation and Suffocation

Mike Ashley

in Transformations: The Story of the Science-Fiction Magazines from 1950 to 1970; The History Of Science-Fiction Magazine

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853237693
eISBN:
9781781380840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853237693.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the boom years of science fiction magazines that began in 1952, which saw the publication of seven new science fiction and fantasy magazines in the United States. It was in 1952 ... More


Towards the Golden Age

Mike Ashley

in The Time Machines: The Story of the Science-Fiction Pulp Magazines from the Beginning to 1950

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853238553
eISBN:
9781781380826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238553.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the growth of science fiction magazines in the 1930s, at which time the popularity of the two leading science fiction magazines, Amazing Stories and Astounding Stories, led to ... More


Cracks in the Cosmos: Space and Time in Pulp Fiction

Katy Price

in Loving Faster than Light: Romance and Readers in Einstein's Universe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226680736
eISBN:
9780226680750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226680750.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines Albert Einstein-themed stories in pulp fiction magazines. The analysis reveals that the stories used relativity themes in a half-formed protest against the incursion of ... More


The Beginnings of an Industry: Comics Magazines (1936–1940)

Jean-Paul Gabilliet

in Of Comics and Men: A Cultural History of American Comic Books

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732672
eISBN:
9781621039860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732672.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Aside from the Sunday supplements of the daily press, the forefathers of comic books included pulp magazines. Also known as pulps, the term traditionally refers to the popular literature magazines ... More


Introduction: Science Fiction’s “Composite” Project

J. P. Telotte

in Movies, Modernism, and the Science Fiction Pulps

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190949655
eISBN:
9780190949693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190949655.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Abstract: This chapter explores the nature of the science fiction (SF) pulp magazine in the 1910s–1940 period, with a special emphasis on the influence of the most influential editor of the period, ... More


Transformations

Mike Ashley

in Transformations: The Story of the Science-Fiction Magazines from 1950 to 1970; The History Of Science-Fiction Magazine

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853237693
eISBN:
9781781380840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853237693.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

From 1955 to the end of the 1950s, science fiction experienced its most turbulent period. All of the pulp magazines had almost disappeared by the middle of the decade, as their readers began to ... More


Penny Dreadfuls, Story Papers, and Protosuperheroes (1825–1935)

Chris Murray

in The British Superhero

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781496807373
eISBN:
9781496807410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496807373.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter examines the tradition of periodical adventure stories that existed in Britain during the period 1825–1935, focusing on “story papers” and “penny bloods,” also known as “penny ... More


The Way the Future Was, 1930–1951

Michael R. Page

in Frederik Pohl

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039652
eISBN:
9780252097744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039652.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter looks at Frederik Pohl's first foray into creating a science fictional world by focusing on his youthful adventures in science fiction (SF) fandom. Pohl discovered SF at age ten in 1930. ... More


Art and Freedom in the Era of “The Church of Your Choice”

Una M. Cadegan

in All Good Books Are Catholic Books: Print Culture, Censorship, and Modernity in Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451126
eISBN:
9780801468988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451126.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines efforts by Catholics to influence the content of American popular culture, such as motion pictures and all-fiction “pulp” magazines. It first discusses the perceptions of ... More


From Mass Periodicals to Mass Production

Howard Cox and Simon Mowatt

in Revolutions from Grub Street: A History of Magazine Publishing in Britain

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199601639
eISBN:
9780191756306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199601639.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter considers the implications for Britain’s magazine industry of the growth in popular daily newspapers during the opening two decades of the twentieth century. It traces the development of ... More


The Road to Autumn’s House

Jonathan R. Eller

in Becoming Ray Bradbury

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036293
eISBN:
9780252093357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036293.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines Ray Bradbury's creativity and publishing record in two niche market genres—weird and the detective fiction—during the war years as his maturing process, both self-taught and ... More


The Time Machines: The Story of the Science-Fiction Pulp Magazines from the Beginning to 1950

Mike Ashley

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853238553
eISBN:
9781781380826
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238553.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book, the first of three volumes that chart the history of the science fiction magazine from the earliest days to the present, looks at the exuberant years of the pulp magazines. It traces the ... More


Relativity, Psychology, Paradox: Wertenbaker to Heinlein (1923–1941)

David Wittenberg

in Time Travel: The Popular Philosophy of Narrative

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823249961
eISBN:
9780823252503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823249961.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter picks up the development of time travel fiction at the start of its second historical phase, that of the paradox story. In this phase, the sudden celebrity of Albert Einstein and the ... More


Finding His Own Way

Jonathan R. Eller

in Becoming Ray Bradbury

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036293
eISBN:
9780252093357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036293.003.0031
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines Ray Bradbury's determined stance to go his own way and write stories to please himself despite the reluctance of slick magazines to publish them. Bradbury's early postwar ... More


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