Anybody interested in the Western genre, or anything having to do with popular culture for that matter, should check out http://tainted-archive.blogspot.com/, which belongs to Western writer Gary Dobbs. Fantastic archive of Western works can be found there.
Also, Chris' The L'Amour Project, http://www.lamourproject.com/, which is a lot of fun. Chris asked in a comment to a previous post whether I thought Louis L'Amour was a "pulp" writer, and my opinions on that. I know that he got his start in the pulps -- I want to say it was in the late 40s and the 50s. But for the most part I would not call him a "pulp writer" because he did not make his name or most of his income from the "pulp" magazines of the 30s and 40s. Most purists and pulp fiction historians seem to think that writing for the magazines is a criteria to being called a "pulp" writer in the historical sense. Correct me if I'm wrong, readers. And I don't think there's as much of a negative connotation to an author being referred to as a pulp writer anymore. there's a lot of interest in this part of popular culture history (just go to one of my presentations and see the interest there) and many people know that a lot of writers graduated from the pulps to the better known "slick" magazines, paperbacks and mainstream novels. Many writers considered the pulps a good training ground for their later writing.
Thanks for your interest in my blog, guys, and I'll add yours to my list.
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