Coverart for item
The Resource Pimping fictions : African American crime literature and the untold story of Black pulp publishing, Justin Gifford

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

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
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Gifford provides a hard-boiled investigation of hundreds of pulpy paperbacks written by Chester Himes, Donald Goines, and Iceberg Slim (aka Robert Beck), among many others. He draws from an impressive array of archival materials to provide a first-of-its-kind literary and cultural history of this distinctive genre, evaluating the artistic and symbolic representations of pimps, sex-workers, drug dealers, and political revolutionaries in African American crime literature
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10170021
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.087209896073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.N4
LC item number
G485 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
African American crime literature and the untold story of Black pulp publishing
Label
Pimping fictions : African American crime literature and the untold story of Black pulp publishing, Justin Gifford
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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
5611919
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 205 pages
Isbn
9781439908105
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012032598
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn798617121
  • (OCoLC)798617121
Label
Pimping fictions : African American crime literature and the untold story of Black pulp publishing, Justin Gifford
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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
5611919
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 205 pages
Isbn
9781439908105
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012032598
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn798617121
  • (OCoLC)798617121

Library Locations

    • Augusta-Richmond County Public LibraryBorrow it
      823 Telfair Street, Augusta, GA, 30901, US
      33.47263 -81.967957
    • Wallace Branch LibraryBorrow it
      1237 Laney Walker Boulevard, Augusta, GA, 30901-2770, US
      33.465801 -81.980202

Library Links

Processing Feedback ...