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From THE CRYING OF LOT 49 to BABEL-17.

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A military comedy, a corporate espionage tale, a wicked sex romp.

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From Dumas and Kipling to Le Carré and Ludlum…

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Apophenic thrillers from Kafka to Graham Greene to Matthew De Abaitua.

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Paranoid thrillers from Kafka to Graham Greene to William Gibson.

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21 great adventure novels of the Sixties!

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21 great adventure novels of the Fifties!

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His albums demonstrated traditional music’s avant-garde potential.

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They were anything but silent.

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Hey, PhD students looking for a thesis topic — here’s a freebie. These sketchy notes are inspired by a B&N.com review of Thomas Pynchon’s latest novel, Inherent Vice, by HiLobrow.com friend James Parker. Parker writes: The ’60s, of course, were a historic low point for humor. I mean humor of the sort enjoyed by people […]

Categories: Pulp, Spectacles | 1 Comment
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Our circle of hermenautic comrades has turned up several other examples of esteemed authors published in racy paperback editions. Enjoy! Check out the entire series. *** *** *** NB: Hoagland’s Cat Man won the 1954 Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship. *** *** *** *** *** *** HILOBROW COVER GALLERY: Orwell’s 1984 | Huxley’s Brave New World […]

Categories: Read-outs | 1 Comment
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Happy birthday, this week, to the following high-, low-, no-, and hilobrow heroes. Click here for more HILO birthdays. *** MAY 3 James Brown Pete Seeger *** MAY 4 Keith Haring Jane Jacobs *** MAY 5 Tammy Wynette Karl Marx (circa 1844 Paris Manuscripts) Kenneth Burke Søren Kierkegaard *** MAY 6 Orson Welles Gaston Leroux […]