Wednesday, April 30, 2008

The Golden Age of Pulp Fiction

In the mid-1920s, the magazine Black Mask turned to stories favoring
characters and atmosphere over intricate puzzle-plotting. Led by
Dashiell Hammett, the monthly magazine inaugurated a golden age of
American crime fiction. On the Leonard Lopate show of this past
tuesday (WNYC)Otto Penzler talks about the stories he chose for The
Black Lizard Big Book of Pulps: The Best Crime Stories from the Pulps
During Their Golden Age--The '20s, '30s & '40s. Here is the link to
download a podcast:

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