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britpulp!

Tony White

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Short stories

First published in 1999, britpulp was the first major collection of the most exciting writers to emerge in the UK since the chemical generation and is now available in eBook for the first time.

Bursting out of the literary underground, all the writers in this ground-breaking
anthology put the emphasis firmly back on gratuitous story-telling and brutal,
break-neck plots.

The scorching hardcore prose of Stewart Home's Sex Kick collides with the
bitterly romantic confessions of Billy Childish. Nicholas Blincoe's cool and
stylish thriller writing meets the street realism of Victor Headley's Retropolitan
Police, while well-dressed London gangsters fight for page space with the old
school skinheads of Richard Allen. The collections also includes contributions from boundary-
pushing authors like China Mieville, Michael Moorcock, J.J. Connolly and the
editor of this searing collection, Tony White.

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Praise for britpulp!

  • Fast-twitch prose that fizzes and spits, narrative with a kick, jump-cuts that hurt like a knuckle in the eye... - Iain Sinclair

  • 'There's no shortage of evidence of intergenerational connections in the book's twenty-three stories

  • The book's real strength.. is in it's discovery of new names- writers at the start of their careers.

  • China Mieville's Different Skies, an old fashioned horror story.. Satifyingly chilling. Roy A. Bayfield scores a similar result in Signal, though the terror here is psychological rather than supernatural, a scary and disorientating vision of a recurring fugue state, while Jane Graham's Kitchen Sink, the tale of a young girl set adrift in the heart of England, lives up to its title with it's off-kilter picture of domestic life. All hail the new breed'

  • Teddy Jamieson, The Herald-Glasgow (18/6/99)

  • "Billed as "new fast and furious stories from the literarary underground" this does exactly what it says on the tin.

  • Short stories and extracts from novels from the new generation of angry young men (and women), as well as some prose from Brit classics such as Michael Moorcock, who weighs in with a new Jerry Cornelius story,Ted Lewis, the late author of Get Carter and other hardboiled British crime ficton, and Richard Allen, author of the Skinhead youth cult books."

  • "Read it, get angry, and fight the system!"

  • WEST LANCASHIRE EVENING GAZZETTE

  • "a speedy tour of his own demi-monde, among whom can be found the brightest lights of British underground fiction."

  • MORGAN FALCONER, HIGHBURY AND ISLINGTON EXPRESS, JULY 9 1999

  • In this ambitious anthology White brings together established purveyors of 60s and 70s pulp fiction and the writers from the current literary underground. The resulting concoction brims with violence, drugs, sex, perversions, rock 'n' roll and gangsters- so no Bridget Jones then, thankfully. It is a mixed bag and like a box of Quality Street, best dipped into rather than consumed in its entirety.

  • there's old hand Ted Get Carter Lewis with another icily violent slice of Jack Carter

  • "The female authors also stand out"

  • KERRY POTTER

  • "At its best, Nicholas Blincoe's film noir-ish Parisian tale has tremendous fun with the genre"

  • THE SCOTSMAN-EDINBURGH, JUNE 1999

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