Reading Popular FictionBook - 1998
Pulp brings together in one volume chapters on the best seller, detective fiction, popular romance, science fiction and horror. It combines a lucid and accessible account of the cultural theories that have informed the study of popular fiction with detailed readings of Jackie Collins, JillyCooper, Colin Dexter, William Gibson, Stephen King, Iain Banks, Terry McMillan and Walter Mosley. Scott Mc Cracken argues that popular fiction serves a vital function: it provides us with the means to construct a workable sense of self in the face of the disorientating pressures of modernity.
Publisher: Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York, NY : Distributed in the USA by St. Martin's Press, c1998.
Branch Call Number: 809.3 M132
Characteristics: 209 p. ; 23 cm.