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pulp fiction (disambiguation)

Pulp fiction refers to fiction written by hack writers, the term is derived from the wood pulp the paper is made with. In the United Kingdom this literary genre is called penny dreadfuls, in Germany Groschenromaner, in the USA dime novels and in France romans de gare. From the 1920s onwards there is mention of pulp magazines. The title of the 1994 film Pulp Fiction directed by Quentin Tarantino is derived from the genre.

Pulp fiction and literacy

The history of literacy goes back several thousand years, but before the industrial revolution finally made cheap paper and cheap books available to all classes in industrialized countries in the mid-nineteenth century, only a small percentage of the population in these countries were literate. Up until that point, materials associated with literacy were prohibitively expensive for people other than wealthy individuals and institutions.

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