Journals Higher Education



Published: 06 August 1998

209 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719047596

Bookseller Code (06)



Reading popular fiction

Scott McCracken

Published by Manchester University Press

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, Jilly Cooper, 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.


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