Pulps, at TNR

Pulps looks like an interesting idea. The New Republic, which normally reviews only literary fiction, begins a regular column covering genre fiction and non-fiction.

I would have thought the introduction was condescending (“After all, influential ideas have a way of turning up in the strangest places”) until I read the George Pelecanos mystery Right as Rain and found that I really don’t understand the good reviews this novel received. So perhaps mainstream novels really are “strange places” for good ideas.

[via Beatrice]


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