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Traces the history of detective fiction pulp magazines from their origins in the nineteenth-century dime novels to their heyday in the 1920s and 1930s, profiling many pulp writers who went on to achieve greater fame
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Known to mystery and SF buffs as a novelist and prolific short-story writer, Goulart's natural interest in the genre led him to do comprehensive research on the history of the pulps from 1882 through their demise in the 1950s. The granddaddy of the dime detectives, Golden Argosy (later Argosy ), was launched by young, enterprising Frank Munsey. It was followed by dozens more Black Mask , Crimebust ers , etc., that starred the peculiarly American private eye as invented by such masters as Hammett, Chandler and Erle Stanley Gardner. Goulart cites as a transitional figure the late John D. MacDonald, who wrote prolifically for the pulps before establishing his career as an internationally bestselling novelist. Paperbacks and TV killed the cheap, popular magazines by 1953, the author concludes, adding regrets that so little of the quality material in the pulps has been salvaged and reprinted.
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Book Description Mysterious Press, NY, 1988. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. This is a New and Unread copy of the first edition (1st printing). Book. Seller Inventory # 037120
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