Storytelling in the Pulps, Comics, and Radio: How

Storytelling in the Pulps, Comics, and Radio: How Technology Changed Popular Fiction in America This book explains the evolution of story telling in the pulps, radio, and comics It is written as if DeForest was telling a story aloud His passion for the material is immediately evident This book is extremely comprehensive, but written in such a way that it could considered light reading It has a personality of all its own and captures an unique era of American entertainment. insighful, Rudolf Dirk s invention seems to emerge in a predictable stage in history, concept of tv was stressed and in my opinion, invalid. I bought this book because of the subtitle, which promises to address some fascinating ideas Alas, all Deforest does is rehash alternative incarnations for characters such as Tarzan, The Shadow, and others from the pulp era There is little here that is not in dozens of prior books The book described in the sub title could have been important, but this isn t that book If you want to read about Deforest s actual subject, get a better book than his. The first half of the twentieth century was a golden age of American storytelling Mailboxes burgeoned with pulp magazines, conveying an endless variety of fiction Comic strips, with their ongoing dramatic storylines, were a staple of the papers, eagerly followed by millions of readers Families gathered around the radio, anxious to hear the exploits of their favorite heroes and villains Before the emergence of television as a dominant and stifling cultural force, storytelling blossomed in America as audiences and artists alike embraced new mediums of expression This examination of storytelling in America during the first half of the twentieth century covers comics, radio, and pulp magazines Each was bolstered by new or improved technologies and used unique attributes to tell dramatic stories Sections of the book cover each medium One appendix gives a timeline for developments relative to the subject, and another highlights particular episodes and story arcs that typify radio drama Illustrations and a bibliography are included

About the Author: Tim Deforest

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