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Pulp Writer : Twenty Years in the American Grub Street

By: Powers, Paul S.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 2007Description: 1 online resource (287 p.).ISBN: 9780803206892.Subject(s): Authors, American | Authorship | Powers, Paul S. -- (Paul Sylvester), -- 1905-1971 | Pulp literature | Western storiesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Pulp Writer : Twenty Years in the American Grub StreetDDC classification: 813/.52 22 LOC classification: PS3531.O9725 Z46 2007ebOnline resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Contents; Illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Note on Romanization of Chinese Names; Introduction; 1. Wooden-Ball Finds a Home, 1895-1945; 2. The Golden Era of Baseball, 1946-1967; 3. The Myth of Hongye and the llb Championship, 1968-1974; 4. A Drastic Decline in Baseball's Population, 1975-1989; 5. The Birth of Professional Baseball, 1990-1995; 6. Multiple Crises, 1996-2001; 7. The 2001 World Cup: A Turning Point?; Conclusion; Appendix One; Appendix Two; Appendix Three; Appendix Four; Appendix Five; Appendix Six; Appendix Seven; Appendix Eight; Appendix Nine; Notes
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Summary: He wrote under at least eight pseudonyms, published hundreds of short stories and novellas in pulp magazines, and lived a life at times as outrageous as his fiction. Pulp Writer tells of Paul S. Powers's travels from serious literary ambitions to the pages of Wild West Weekly , of his seeking his fortune (or material, at any rate) in the ghost towns and mining camps of Colorado, and of his life in Arizona and California as he reaped the rewards of his wildly successful Wild West Weekly characters such as Sonny Tabor and Kid Wolf.
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Contents; Illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Note on Romanization of Chinese Names; Introduction; 1. Wooden-Ball Finds a Home, 1895-1945; 2. The Golden Era of Baseball, 1946-1967; 3. The Myth of Hongye and the llb Championship, 1968-1974; 4. A Drastic Decline in Baseball's Population, 1975-1989; 5. The Birth of Professional Baseball, 1990-1995; 6. Multiple Crises, 1996-2001; 7. The 2001 World Cup: A Turning Point?; Conclusion; Appendix One; Appendix Two; Appendix Three; Appendix Four; Appendix Five; Appendix Six; Appendix Seven; Appendix Eight; Appendix Nine; Notes

BibliographyIndex

He wrote under at least eight pseudonyms, published hundreds of short stories and novellas in pulp magazines, and lived a life at times as outrageous as his fiction. Pulp Writer tells of Paul S. Powers's travels from serious literary ambitions to the pages of Wild West Weekly , of his seeking his fortune (or material, at any rate) in the ghost towns and mining camps of Colorado, and of his life in Arizona and California as he reaped the rewards of his wildly successful Wild West Weekly characters such as Sonny Tabor and Kid Wolf.

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Yu (Shu Te Univ., Taiwan) takes on an understudied subject. The author argues that until the late 19th century Taiwan did not have modern sports because of the influence of Confucianism; when the Japanese gained control of the island in the 1890s, they brought baseball with them and it caught hold. Japan encouraged the growth of baseball, and the sport became part of Japan's colonizing effort. Baseball continued to be popular in Taiwan even after the restoration of the island to the Republic of China, and after WW II baseball in Taiwan entered its golden age: it became a way to hold on to the Taiwanese heritage and language in the face of Chinese control. In the wake of controversies about Little League play, the popularity of baseball declined in the mid-1970s, but this trend reversed when professional baseball was established in Taiwan after embarrassing loses in the Asian Games and the Olympics. Taiwan hosted the Baseball World Cup in 2001, and this event and others ensured the future of baseball on Taiwan. Yu details these ups and down, and includes excellent notes, photographs, and appendixes (in which he supplies names of teams and players to support the generalities of the study). Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty; general readers. L. A. Heaphy Kent State University

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