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[[ Read Book ]] Ö Storytelling in the Pulps, Comics, and Radio: How Technology Changed Popular Fiction in America ñ 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 This is a solid history of genre fiction as it evolved in the various mass media up to the television era The narrative is enthusiastic and engaging, and obviously a fan If that s what you re looking for, this should fit the bill You will probably come away with a list of stories, books and radio shows you ll want to track down and experience for yourself Most pulp histories start with the magazines of the early 1900s Munsey s, Argosy, All Story, etc so I appreciated the early chapters on This is a solid history of genre fiction as it evolved in the various mass media up to the television era The narrative is enthusiastic and engaging, and obviously a fan If that s what you re looking for, this should fit the bill You will probably come away with a list of stories, books and radio shows you ll want to track down and experience for yourself Most pulp histories start with the magazines of the early 1900s Munsey s, Argosy, All Story, etc so I appreciated the early chapters on story papers and dime novels I did expectdiscussion of the impact of pulps on society and culture,on storytelling techniques, and there s not much of that here Based on that, I d only give it two or three stars 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. 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.