An American Editor

January 3, 2015

Worth Reading: Pulp’s Big Moment

The New Yorker has an excellent article for those interested in the history of publishing: “Pulp’s Big Moment: How Emily Brontë met Mickey Spillane” by Louis Menand. The article discusses the history of paperback books and pulp fiction. One interesting factoid is that paperbacks were not first “created” in the 20th century; rather, their first birth was in the 18th century. Also, it was interesting to learn that Penguin was born as a paperback publishing company.

Richard Adin, An American Editor


1 Comment »

  1. Even before I settle in to read this, I love the concatenation of Bronte and Spillane!


    Comment by Ruth E. Thaler-Carter — January 3, 2015 @ 10:49 am | Reply

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