Thursday, April 8, 2010

Quote of the month

“But of all covers, most potent are the crime fiction ones – largely due to the lurid lasses who adorn them. Redrawn in voluptuous detail, the crime cutie is an idealized and sexualized female. She passively poses, she exists purely to be looked at and desired.”

 – Toni Johnson-Woods, Pulp : A Collector's Book of Australian Pulp Fiction Covers, Canberra, National Library of Australia, 2004, p. 10.

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