It's A Man's World: Men's Adventure Magazines, The Postwar Pulps, Expanded Edition: Men's Adventure Magazines, The Postwar Pulps by Adam ParfreyIt's A Man's World: Men's Adventure Magazines, The Postwar Pulps, Expanded Edition: Men's Adventure Magazines, The Postwar Pulps by Adam Parfrey

It's A Man's World: Men's Adventure Magazines, The Postwar Pulps, Expanded Edition: Men's Adventure…

EditorAdam Parfrey

Paperback | August 21, 2015

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It's a Man's World was first released in 2003 to critical acclaim and was featured on the cover of theLos Angeles Times Book Review and in theNew York Times. This rich collection, filled with interviews, essays, and color reproductions of testosterone-heavy thirty-five-cent magazines with names likeMan's Exploits,Rage, andEscape to Adventure (to name a few), illustrates the culture created to help veterans confront the confusion of jobs, girls, and the Cold War on their return from World War II and the Korean War.Contributions from the original men's magazine talent like Bruce Jay Friedman, Mario Puzo, and Mort Kunstler bring the reader inside the offices, showing us how the writers, illustrators, editors, and publishers put together decades of what were then called armpit slicks." Reproductions of original paintings from Norman Saunders, Kunstler, and Norm Eastman are featured within, and Bill Devine's annotated checklist of the many thousands of adventure magazines is essential for collectors of the genre.The expanded paperback edition includes wartime illustrations and advertisements from mass-produced magazines that preview the xenophobia and racist ideas later seen throughout men's adventure magazines of the '50s and '60s. It's a Man's World was first released in 2003 to critical acclaim and was featured on the cover of theLos Angeles Times Book Review and in theNew York Times. This rich collection, filled with interviews, essays, and color reproductions of testosterone-heavy thirty-five-cent magazines with names likeMan's Exploits,Rage, andEscape to Adventure (to name a few), illustrates the culture created to help veterans confront the confusion of jobs, girls, and the Cold War on their return from World War II and the Korean War.Contributions from the original men's magazine talent like Bruce Jay Friedman, Mario Puzo, and Mort Kunstler bring the reader inside the offices, showing us how the writers, illustrators, editors, and publishers put together decades of what were then called "armpit slicks." Reproductions of original paintings from Norman Saunders, Kunstler, and Norm Eastman are featured within, and Bill Devine's annotated checklist of the many thousands of adventure magazines is essential for collectors of the genre.The expanded paperback edition includes wartime illustrations and advertisements from mass-produced magazines that preview the xenophobia and racist ideas later seen throughout men's adventure magazines of the '50s and '60s. "
Controversial writer, editor and publisher Adam Parfrey is the author of Cult Rapture: Revelations of the Apocalyptic Mind and articles on topics such as the sex lives of freaks, amputees and Nazis. He is the co-editor of Exit magazine and an editor for Amok Books. Parfrey and his band, the Tards, have recorded two CDs.
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Title:It's A Man's World: Men's Adventure Magazines, The Postwar Pulps, Expanded Edition: Men's Adventure…Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:320 pages, 11.75 × 8.75 × 0.76 inShipping dimensions:11.75 × 8.75 × 0.76 inPublished:August 21, 2015Publisher:Feral HouseLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1627310118

ISBN - 13:9781627310116

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