Queer Pulp Collection

For a hilarious camp vacation, or even for a scholarly research trip into the oppressive gender system of the 1950s and early 1960s, check out the melodramatic narratives and torrid cover art of the paperback "originals" preserved across the hall from the Pride Library in the Research Librarian's office. Girls without Men, for instance, promises "an unforgettable close-up of strange temptations -- and eager victims!" In Obsessed, "a woman's abnormally intense sexual drive is revealed to her psychiatrist." And don't miss Twilight Men: "They lived in fear, loved in secret."

Obsessed book cover. Twilight Men book cover. Jesse: Man of the Street book cover. Taboo book cover.

View the complete Queer Pulp Collection on the Western public catalogue.

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