“What does it mean to make a fictional work real?”
That’s the question that writer and critic Jody Houser is asking as she considers the rise of pulp fiction and its potential to be an important and influential literary force.
Housers recently published a collection of essays about the genre, “The Real Stuff: A Primer on the Fiction of Pulp Fiction.”
The collection includes essays by many writers and artists who have tackled the genre’s complicated, sometimes violent and controversial origins, as well as its long history as a subgenre of literary fiction.
The volume includes essays from Housier’s former editor, Michael Eisner, and longtime publisher, John M. Schulz, as she explores how pulp fiction’s history and influence have shaped contemporary fiction and the future of literature.
HOUSER: How did pulp fiction become a genre?
The first significant impact of pulp on popular culture came with the first volume of the John Wayne films, “Wild Bill” and “Coyote.”
The first book published by the publisher, Harper & Row, was published in 1939.
The story was about a cowboy named Johnny Blaze and his quest for a mythical beast, a wolf named Crocodile, who was said to inhabit a mysterious mountain.
The book was adapted for the screen by Jack London in 1947, but the film did not win an Oscar, and it was only after a successful book tour that the film was made into a feature film in 1951.
By the 1950s, there was a boom in pulp fiction, with several books and movies based on popular stories.
The genre was already a cultural force when the genre became a major force in film and television in the 1960s.
The stories were often set in the distant past, with the hero in a faraway land or country, seeking to discover his past and find his lost love.
A great deal of the material was autobiographical and often set on the fictional worlds of the characters.
In the 1960-65 years, there were more than a dozen movies based in the genre that combined a sense of adventure and an examination of the past.
Many of the pulp stories were about the adventures of young men and women who were trying to find themselves.
The young men, many of them orphans and destitute, find themselves in the shoes of those who were the heroes of the story.
One of the most famous pulp stories, “Jungle Book,” tells the story of a group of boys in a jungle whose parents are abducted by a villain named Mr. Big and are taken to a place called the Kingdom of the Jungle.
The boys’ parents, who have lost their lives, are then rescued by the Jungle King and the Jungle Queen.
The Jungle King’s son, Mr. Jungle, has his own adventures and is drawn to the Jungle Princess, who has a secret of her own.
As the series progresses, the story becomes more and more about the princess’s relationship with the Jungle Emperor and the king of the jungle.
Mr. Blue and Mr. Green, two men who are also orphaned and destitution, have their own adventures.
They go to the Kingdom, and Mr Blue discovers he is a descendant of the legendary warriors, the Black Legion.
Mr Blue, Green and Mr Black are the three main characters in the series.
The title character, the Jungle Prince, is an African American who has been raised in the jungle by the King of the Desert.
Mr Red is a boy who has escaped the Jungle Kingdom and finds himself in the land of the Black.
Mr Green and his brother, Mr Red, are the main characters of the series, and they are all friends of the main character, Mr Blue.
The characters were created to be complex, complex characters, yet they were all able to fit together because they were able to tell a story in a way that was more complex than the simple action of the action-adventure genre.
HOUSSER: What is the best-known pulp novel?
“The Black Prince” by John Brunner, first published in 1942.
“Journey into Night” by Robert Heinlein, published in 1953.
“The Green Knight” by Philip K. Dick, published later that year.
HOOD: What were some of the best pulp novels of the 20th century?
The best-selling author of pulp novels was Jack London, who had published five books in the pulp genre.
He was known for the characters and the stories, but London also wrote some of his best-loved stories.
“Black Prince” was one of the few books that he was able to write that made a lasting impression.
“Mr. Blue” and the others are great, but Mr. Red is the real star.
“A Fistful of Dollars” by Chuck Palahniuk, published posthumously in 1983.
“Lords of Midnight” by Charles M. Ward, published by HarperCollins in 1990.