Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Nits Picked While You Wait....

From: Juri Nummelin (
Date: 07 Jun 2000

James Rogers wrote:

> It seems that the current usage of the term "pulp" is to use it
> exclusively in it's pejorative sense...."pulp" meaning literary or cultural
> junk. Even I employ this usage from time to time, as in calling Fu Manchu
> "sheer pulp" even though most of the stories were originally published in
> _Collier's_.

And I just thought that we discussed why every popular book seems nowadays to be pulp fiction! As for Fu Manchu, I'd say that Sax Rohmer's influences are way beyond pulp, namely in Conan Doyle and Guy Boothby and that kind of exotic adventure writers.


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