From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Originally, the term pulp denoted cheap paper, first produced in the 1850s. Since then, it has also acquired the meaning of cheap literature: a host of maligned literary genres that probably begins with chivalric romances, then moves to dime novels and men's magazines. Metaphorically, it can be used to denote any form of low culture.
- Low culture
- Mass media
- Pulp fiction, fiction as written by hack writers
- Pulp magazine or pulp fiction, inexpensive fiction magazines published from the 1920s through the 1950s, or paperbacks from the 1950s onwards
- Wood pulp, the most common material used to make paper