Monday, December 11, 2006

New Oxford American Issue Gets Pulpy

Posted By on Mon, Dec 11, 2006 at 4:00 AM

The good folks at the Oxford American have gone noir with their winter issue. The cover features the pulp art of Glen Orbik, as well as writing by Barry Hannah, who unearths the thrills of noir fiction by writers such as Raymond Chandler and James M. Cain.

Michelle Richmond ponders the strange controversy of the Southern writer Brad Vice, whose debut book was greeted first with acclaim and then with defamation. Kevin Conley profiles a wacky Cajun stuntman who handles alligators and explosions as easily as he handles criminals and car chases.

Reporter John Williams reveals the inner workings of American politics by way of one independent gubernatorial candidate who put his idealism to the test against the Arkansas party machines.

Other writers in the issue include Ginny Johnson, Jack Pendarvis, Kevin Brockmeier, Jill McCorkle and many others. Go to the OA Web site for more information.

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