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Prospectus for an Anti-Fascist Pulp Fiction Magazine by [Propaganda] - 1939 - from Division Leap, ABAA and

Prospectus for an Anti-Fascist Pulp Fiction Magazine

by [Propaganda]

Condition: See description

[New York], 1939. Three 8.5 x 14" sheets, mimeographed on rectos only and stapled once at the upper left hand corner. Pencilled date of July, 1939 to first sheet; folded once, with some toning and staining; very good. Prospectus for a proposed project to create an organizational committee that would produce a pulp magazine that would bring "anti-fascist, anti-Nazi, democratic ideas to the great mass of Americans who live on a deadly diet of snappy and horror stories." The committee couldn't abstain from forward a few ideas for a sample table of contents, including "Spy Ring in Panama", in which Lieutenant Gordon investigates why the mysterious "Herr Doktor" needs three beautiful blonde nurses, and our personal favorite, "Bavarian Butcher". "Out from Bavaria came the 'Butcher', snarling heavyweight champ of Europe and boast of the Aryan race theory. The tale of his meeting with Texas Jack Sanger, half Irish, half Indian, will keep you dancing on the edge of your ringside seat." The prospectus concludes by noting that a tentative board of editors has already been set up of two former editors of Pulp magazines and two writing teachers, one from NYU and one from the University of Newark. The letter is signed by S. S. Margolis, S.B. Stein, Philip J. Dodge, and Alexander Smith. We find no record of the project reaching fruition, though this proposed project would seem to anticipate a theme in the pulps which would become widespread as the war carried on.

  • Bookseller: Division Leap, ABAA US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 18253
  • Title: Prospectus for an Anti-Fascist Pulp Fiction Magazine
  • Author: [Propaganda]
  • Book condition: Used
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Place: [New York]
  • Date published: 1939
  • Keywords: Propaganda, Pulp Fiction, Horror,


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Pulp magazines
Magazines published primarily in the 20th Century named for the cheaply produced wood pulp paper on which they were printed. Th...[more]


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