Pulp Fiction arrived on the scene after World War 2. With rising literacy rates, the publishing industry seized the opportunity to create books that had a high quality book cover and low quality paper for the story. Thus came the term pulp fiction. Lesbian pulp fiction sold to the general population of both men and women. It also provided a connection for lesbians unable to live openly albeit askew from reality. In this interview, Robin discusses the history of Lesbian Pulp Fiction. With the stigma against lesbians during this era, Robin’s curiosity unravels a secret world of authors and their stories.
The following list of books were included in the interview and are a good introduction to the genre.
Lesbian Pulp Fiction by Katherine V. Forrest
The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith This book will be released as a movie under the title “Carol”.
Desert of the Heart by Jane Rule
We too are Drifting by Gayle Wilhelm
Books by Valerie Taylor and Paula Christian
Other Titles and Authors Mentioned in the Interview:
The Ann Bannon Series- Available in book , digital download and audio at AnnBannon.com
Spring Fire by Vin Packer
Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown