Pulp Fascism: Right Wing Themes in Comics, Graphic Novels, by Jonathan Bowden

By Jonathan Bowden

Jonathan Bowden was once a paradox: at the one hand, he used to be an avowed elitist and aesthetic modernist, but however, he relished such types of well known leisure as comics, photo novels, pulps, or even Punch and Judy indicates, which not just entice the hundreds but additionally provide a safe haven for pre- and anti-modern aesthetic tastes and trends.

Bowden was once interested in pop culture since it used to be rife with Nietzschean and Right-wing topics: heroic vitalism, Faustian adventurism, anti-egalitarianism, organic determinism, racial recognition, biologically-based (and conventional) notions of the diversities and correct family members of the sexes, and so on.

Pulp Fascism collects Jonathan Bowden’s valuable statements on Right-wing topics in pop culture drawn from his essays, lectures, and interviews. those high-brow analyses of low-brow tradition display simply how deep and critical shallow leisure will be.

About Pulp Fascism:

“Jonathan Bowden stated that greatness lies within the brain and within the fist. Nietzsche mixed either varieties within the picture of the warrior poet. For Bowden it used to be a dead ringer for the classy thug. I offer you Jonathan Bowden: cultured thug.”

—Greg Johnson, from the Foreword

“Jonathan Bowden used to be uniquely proficient as a cultural critic and revisionist, keen to discover the vague components of low and high tradition, and practice rules from the previous to the research of the later, beginning regularly from the supposition that inequality is an ethical stable. Bowden’s texts are dense and wealthy with regard and perception, but stay enjoyable and replete with humor.”

—Alex Kurtagić

“Many males provide speeches; Jonathan Bowden gave orations. To adventure one in every of Bowden’s performances should have been whatever like listening to Maria Callas in her best or witnessing certainly one of Mussolini’s name to palms from a Roman balcony.

“As an highbrow, Jonathan was once a Renaissance guy, or even a package deal of contradictions: his novels and work have been of Joycean complexity, and but, in his orations and non-fiction writings, he was once capable of minimize to the essence of a philosophy or political improvement in a fashion that used to be instantly comprehensible and, certainly, worthwhile for nationalists.

“Pulp Fascism can be referred to as Bowden’s ‘unfinished symphony’– his test (not fairly discovered) to bare the novel, ambivalent, and, often times, shockingly traditionalist undercurrents in popular culture.

“That which envelops our lives is taken with no consideration . . . and therefore not often accurately analyzed and understood. Bowden brings new existence to these characters and comic-book worlds we too usually brush aside as child’s play.”

—Richard Spencer

“What’s so very important approximately comedian books? As somebody who has additionally written approximately comics, I resolution therefore: comedian books are, love it or now not, a part of our glossy pop culture, and we forget about that tradition at our peril. for a long time now, the Left has been practising ‘deconstruction’ on our ideals, our beliefs, our traditions, our worldview, undermining the basis upon which a humans live on and thrive. it really is excessive time that the hot correct practices a few deconstruction of its personal. yet Jonathan Bowden is going past unfavorable feedback; certainly, a substantial component to this quantity is confident observation on fitter expressions to be present in comics, photograph novels, and delusion literature – as a rule in these works produced by means of racially ecu creators.”

—Ted Sallis

Jonathan Bowden, April 12, 1962–March 29, 2012, was once a British novelist, playwright, essayist, painter, actor, and orator, and a number one philosopher and spokesman of the British New correct.

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