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The School of Pulp

Kurt Von­negut be­lieved in com­mu­nity long be­fore the term be­came a TED Talk topic. In a 1951 let­ter to Wal­ter James Miller, Von­negut de­scribed “the im­por­tance of the school,” re­fer­ring to a group with in­flu­ence, such as the cu­bist school of art. He at­trib­uted such com­mu­nity sup­port as piv­otal for “Goethe, Thoreau, Hem­ing­way, and just about any­body you care to name.” He para­phrased his teacher Slotkin to say that “no man who achieved great­ness in the arts op­er­ated by him­self; he was top man in a group of like-minded in­di­vid­u­als.” We can­not take full credit for cre­at­ing the “School of Pulp,” as we stand on the shoul­ders of a thriv­ing lit­er­ary com­mu­nity in Bri­tish Columbia. But this mag­a­zine is

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