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Alfred Bester

Jad Smith

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040634
eISBN:
9780252099076
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040634.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Like Isaac Asimov and Robert A. Heinlein, science fiction author Alfred Bester started his career as a pulp writer and finished it as a Grand Master, but he followed a far more curious path to the ... More


The Book as Waste: Henry Mayhew and the Fall of Paper Recycling

Leah Price

in How to Do Things with Books in Victorian Britain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691114170
eISBN:
9781400842186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691114170.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter suggests that two phenomena that usually get explained in terms of the rise of electronic media in the late twentieth century—the dematerialization of the text and the disembodiment of ... More


The English Romance in Time: Transforming Motifs from Geoffrey of Monmouth to the Death of Shakespeare

Helen Cooper

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199248865
eISBN:
9780191719394
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248865.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This book is a study of romance motifs and conventions, or ‘memes’: ideas that behave like genes or organisms in their ability to replicate, adapt, and survive in different forms and cultures. First ... More


Faulkner and Print Culture

Jay Watson, Jaime Harker, and James G. Jr. Thomas (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496812308
eISBN:
9781496812346
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496812308.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

William Faulkner’s first ventures into print culture began far from the world of highbrow publishing with which he is typically associated—the world of New York publishing houses, little magazines, ... More


Sustaining Lake Superior: An Extraordinary Lake in a Changing World

Nancy Langston

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300212983
eISBN:
9780300231663
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300212983.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

Sustaining Lake Superior asks, What can we learn from the conservation recoveries of Lake Superior over the past century as we face new challenges of persistent pollutants that are mobilizing with ... More


Conclusion

Jad Smith

in Alfred Bester

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040634
eISBN:
9780252099076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040634.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Bester’s writable approach, which took shape early in his career and peaked in the fifties, resulted in open texts with layered, incongruous meanings that invited readers to coproduce, even finish, ... More


Kiss the Blood Off My Hands: On Classic Film Noir

Robert Miklitsch (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038594
eISBN:
9780252096518
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038594.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Consider the usual view of film noir: endless rainy nights populated by down-at-the-heel boxers, writers, and private eyes stumbling toward inescapable doom while stalked by crooked cops and cheating ... More


John Brunner

Jad Smith

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037337
eISBN:
9780252094514
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037337.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Under his own name and numerous pseudonyms, John Brunner (1934–1995) was one of the most prolific and influential science fiction authors of the late twentieth century. During his exemplary career, ... More


Street Players: Black Pulp Fiction and the Making of a Literary Underground

Kinohi Nishikawa

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226586885
eISBN:
9780226587073
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226587073.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Black pulp fiction flourished as a popular literary genre in the final quarter of the twentieth century. The genre's market success belied the fact that it was published by a single company for over ... More


Brazil

Edmund Amann and Paulo N. Figueiredo

in Innovative Firms in Emerging Market Countries

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199646005
eISBN:
9780199949977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646005.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Innovation

This chapter analyzes the accumulation of technological capabilities among Brazilian firms in three sectors: steel, pulp and paper, and aerospace. Its central concern is to evaluate the degree to ... More


The Burden of Memory in Vietnam Literature

Robert D. Schulzinger

in A Time for Peace: The Legacy of the Vietnam War

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195365924
eISBN:
9780199851966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365924.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The vast literature of the Vietnam War reflects the many conflicting and unresolved emotions of the era. Memories of the brutality of combat and the furious disagreements at home over the wisdom of ... More


“The Paper Old and Faded and Falling to Pieces”: Absalom, Absalom! and the Pulping of History

Brooks E. Hefner

in Faulkner and History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781496809971
eISBN:
9781496810014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496809971.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines how Faulkner's dramatization of the historical endeavor reflects the print culture conventions of his era. It argues that Absalom's “fluid and flexible” relationship to history ... More


Epilogue

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:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238553.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter reflects on the fate of the science fiction magazines during the 1950s nuclear age, by which time most science fiction magazines in pulp science fiction formats had disappeared. It notes ... More


Surrealism, Science Fiction and UFOs in the 1950s: ‘Myth’ in France Before Roland Barthes

Gavin Parkinson

in Surrealism, Science Fiction and Comics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381434
eISBN:
9781781382387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381434.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Evidence of the French Surrealists’ interest in Anglo-American pulp fiction can be found as early as 1942 in the essay ‘Explorers of the Pluriverse’ by the journalist Robert Allerton Parker, which ... More


The International Court of Justice and the Environment: The Recent Paper Mills Case

Guillermo R Moncayo and Martin Moncayo von Hase

in From Bilateralism to Community Interest: Essays in Honour of Bruno Simma

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199588817
eISBN:
9780191725272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588817.003.0064
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

A bilateral treaty signed between Argentina and Uruguay, on 7 April 1961, defined the boundary between the two countries in the River Uruguay (the Treaty). The Treaty allocated certain islands and ... More


Cinematic heroin and narcotic modernity1

Dave Boothroyd

in Culture on Drugs: Narco-cultural Studies of High Modernity

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719055980
eISBN:
9781781700921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719055980.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter focuses on narcotic modernity and the entry of heroin into motion pictures. It explains that the advent of the cinematic technology provided a new means for the distribution of ... More


Movies, Modernism, and the Science Fiction Pulps

J. P. Telotte

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190949655
eISBN:
9780190949693
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190949655.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book considers the impact that the new art of film had on the development of the emerging science fiction (SF) genre during the pre- and early post-World War II era, during the time that the ... More


Animating the Science Fiction Imagination

J.P. Telotte

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190695262
eISBN:
9780190695309
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190695262.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Before flying saucers, robot monsters, and alien menaces invaded the movies of the 1950s, there was already a significant body of animated science fiction, produced by such studios as Disney, the ... More


Trashing Sanctuary: The Material Origins of Faulkner’s Art

Kristin Fujie

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/9781496812308.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This essay challenges the distinction between art and pulp in Faulkner’s work by exploring the textual process that produced his self-described potboiler Sanctuary. It focuses on two sets of fictions ... More


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


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