Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: pulp collection

From: Mario Taboada (
Date: 05 Jun 2000

Doug Greene:

<<The word "pulp" is used throughout the article," but (if the article is compehensive) he had early paperbacks and digests. The term "dime novel" went through a similar watering down early in this century--from meaning a specific type of publication to a pharse for any type of cheap fiction.>>

I think this started when the term "pulp fiction" was coined. Tarantino helped make this a household word (well, not quite, but he gave it visibility). I've even heard Willeford called a "pulp writer"! Is it possible that people are unaware of the literal meaning of "pulp"?



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