Frederik Pohl:a working man's science fiction

Baker, Brian (2014) Frederik Pohl:a working man's science fiction. Foundation (117). ISSN 0306-4964

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Abstract

This article is a retrospective consideration of the late Frederik Pohl, and in particular the critical reception of his work and the relation of his science fiction to the 1950s. It offers a counter-reading of Pohl's importance, suggesting that the insistent masculinism of Pohl and the 'wiseacre' mid-century American male voice he adopts throughout his fiction, should be more profitably understood in terms of his political formation in the 1930. Through a reading of Michael Denning's The Cultural Front, the article proposes that Pohl's work, as well as that of his fellow Futurian writers, can be read as a form of proletarian literature.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Foundation
Subjects:
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > English & Creative Writing
ID Code: 69597
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 10 Jun 2014 15:37
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2019 01:47
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/69597

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