From Harrison Blackman, Los Angeles Review of Books: “Genres of Privacy is a brainy and painstaking literature review of a variety of postwar genre works and their relationship to contemporary privacy-related issues… Rampell’s expansive definition of the right to privacy gives his book a wide sweep and provides a view into several different issues and genres, lending it an immediate relevance.”

From Sean McCann, author of A Pinnacle of Feeling: “In crisp and lucid prose, Palmer Rampell gives us new and compelling views of the ambitious genre writers who explored the rough edges of the postwar liberal consensus. Bolstered with rare finds from Rampell’s original archival research, this book brilliantly shows the unnoted power of genre fiction.”