The Resource Pimping fictions : African American crime literature and the untold story of Black pulp publishing, Justin Gifford, (electronic resource)

Pimping fictions : African American crime literature and the untold story of Black pulp publishing, Justin Gifford, (electronic resource)

Label
Pimping fictions : African American crime literature and the untold story of Black pulp publishing
Title
Pimping fictions
Title remainder
African American crime literature and the untold story of Black pulp publishing
Statement of responsibility
Justin Gifford
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
""Lush sex and stark violence colored Black and served up raw by a great Negro writer, "" promised the cover of Run Man Run, Chester Himes' pioneering novel in the black crime fiction tradition. In Pimping Fictions, Justin Gifford provides a hard-boiled investigation of hundreds of pulpy paperbacks written by Himes, Donald Goines, and Iceberg Slim (aka Robert Beck), among many others. Gifford draws from an impressive array of archival materials to provide a first-of-its-kind literary and cultural history of this distinctive genre. He evaluates the artistic and symbolic
Cataloging source
EBLCP
Dewey number
813/.087209896073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.N4G485 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Pimping fictions : African American crime literature and the untold story of Black pulp publishing, Justin Gifford, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
He jerked his pistol free and fired it at the pavement : Chester Himes and the transformation of American crime literature -- Pimping fictions : Iceberg Slim and the invention of pimp literature -- The revolution will not be televised : Donald Goines, Holloway House Publishing Company, and the radicalization of Black crime literature -- Black in a white paradise : utopias and imagined solutions in Black crime literature -- For he who is : Players magazine and the reimagining of the American pimp -- The women of street literature : contemporary Black crime fiction and the rise of the self-publishing marketplace
Control code
ocn823722856
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (217 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781439908105
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1400vr7
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b28210748
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)823722856
  • jstordda1299132537

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