Pulp Friction by Michael Bronski
Uncovering the Golden Age of Gay Male Pulps

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Long before the rise of the modern gay movement, an unnoticed literary revolution was occurring, mostly between the covers of the cheaply produced pulp paperbacks of the post-World War II era. Cultural critic Michael Bronski collects a sampling of these now little-known gay erotic writings—some by writers long forgotten, some never known and a few now famous. Through them, Bronski challenges many long-held views of American postwar fiction and the rise of gay literature, as well as of the culture at large.

About Michael Bronski

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Michael Bronski is professor of practice in media and activism in the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Program at Harvard University. He has written extensively on LGBT issues for four decades, in both mainstream and queer publications, and is the author of three other books and editor of several anthologies.
Published December 10, 2013 by St. Martin's Griffin. 385 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Erotica, Gay & Lesbian, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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Noting research that included reading "just over 225 novels," cultural critic Bronski (The Pleasure Principle) delightfully chronicles gay pulp novels fro

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