books: vintage pulp

There was this cool thing publishers used to do for the pocket book edition of "serious" authors- pulp up the material as much as humanly possible.  Vladimir Nabokov is a particular victim of this phenomenon- a more stringently literary author is hard to imagine, but you'd never be able to tell from the paperback covers of his work circa 1950-60.

And here we see Pearl S. Buck getting the treatment:

the blurb reads:

A compassionate, revealing novel of deep-rooted conflicts which caused war between men and women as they caused war between the states

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