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Virgil Finlay, "Weird Tales", February 1952


Welcome to the Weird Amazing Startling True Stories and Art! WikiEdit

Pulp Fiction: It's a Literary Genre

Pulp fiction: it's not just a movie. Pulp fiction is as American a genre that can be found. It was fueled by capitalism, written by nobodies, and the art was drawn by even more nobodies. A genre for the people, by the people. Of course, being written in the 1920's and into the 40's, "people" meant "men". And these stories were for men. Publications filled front to back with adventure, violence, and sex, not necessarily in any order. What is unique about this genre however is the opportunity it provides to really see what the male psyche was like back in a time associated with puritanical conservatism.

Navigating the WikiaEdit

This Wikia has been written in the style of an essay, but does not have to be read as such. Below are the two main analyses which can be read independently of each other. Within these are links to even more specific and indepth analyses.

Astounding Art

Wonder Writing

After reading these, proceed to the Conclusion

Final Portfolio

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