Dec 20, 2018 Andrew rated it it was ok. Quite enjoyed reading this despite it being a more academic read than my usual fare. The author makes such a strong call for pulp fiction to be cult fiction that the book might have been better titled 'pulp fiction'.
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Popular Reading Cultures of America and Britain.
Smart Like Us: Culture and Kulcha. The Death of Cult Fiction and the End of Theory.
Here is an exploration of pulp literature and pulp mentalities: an investigation into the nature and theory of the contemporary mind in art and in life. Here too, the violent, the sensational and the erotic signify different facets of the modern experience played out in the gaudy pages of kitsch literature. Smart Like Us: Culture and Kulcha.
Clive Bloom - Cult Fiction, Popular Reading and Pulp Theory, Macmillan Press, 1996. Uploaded on December 27, 2009.
Scott McCracken argues that popular fiction serves a vital function in the late twentieth century: it provides . Pulp brings together in one volume chapters on the bestseller, detective fiction, popular romance, science fiction and horror.
Scott McCracken argues that popular fiction serves a vital function in the late twentieth century: it provides us with the means to construct a workable sense of self in the face of the disorientating pressures of modernity.
His numerous books include Restless Revolutionaries, Violent London .
His numerous books include Restless Revolutionaries, Violent London: 2000 Years of Riots, Rebels and Revolts, Bestsellers: Popular Fiction Since 1900, Terror Within . The Dream of a British Republic, Cult Fiction: Popular Reading and Pulp Theory; and Gothic Horror, all of which have enjoyed international recognition. Biography olitics and literature, best-sellers, American Gothic, British horror, violence and the occult.
Coauthors & Alternates.
by Clive Bloom, Greg S. McCue. Coauthors & Alternates.
New religious movements and cults have appeared as themes or subjects in literature and popular culture, while notable representatives of such groups have themselves produced a large body of literary works. Beginning in the 1700s authors in the English-speaking world began introducing members of "cults" as antagonists. Satanists, Sects of the Latter Day Saint movement, Yakuzas, Triads, and Thuggees were popular choices.