pulp fiction

Danish translation: triviallitteratur

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English term or phrase:pulp fiction
Danish translation:triviallitteratur

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16:55 Jan 28, 2010
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English term or phrase: pulp fiction
Definition from Robert Harris - VirtualSalt:
Novels written for the mass market, intended to be "a good read,"--often exciting, titillating, thrilling. Historically they have been very popular but critically sneered at as being of sub-literary quality. The earliest ones were the dime novels of the nineteenth century, printed on newsprint (hence "pulp" fiction) and sold for ten cents. Westerns, stories of adventure, even the Horatio Alger novels, all were forms of pulp fiction.

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  • At five to twenty-five cents an issue, pulp fiction was a literature accessible to Americans at every income level—often sold at newsstands and drugstores. Until the mid-1950s, pulp fiction was the literature of choice for the reading public, before it was supplanted by comic books and paperbacks. The Library of Congress-American Memory
  • The pulp fiction era provided a breeding ground for creative talent which would influence all forms of entertainment for decades to come. The hardboiled detective and science fiction genres were created by the freedom that the pulp fiction magazines provided. Vintage New Media, inc.
  • Pulp fiction was a great avenue to escape the mundane and escape into a world of gangsters and good guys, cowboys and cattlemen, spaceships and star travelers. For a thin dime one could read from the pens of some of the best writers of the era: the era of pulp fiction. Robert Wheadon
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triviallitteratur
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Den udbredte underholdningslitteratur hvis holdning, menneskefremstilling, komposition og sprogform er banal, skabelonagtig og stereotyp med vægten lagt på handlingsforløbet med "happy ending", hvorfor den kun opfordrer til overfladisk engagement.
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Definition from fremmedordbog:
Den udbredte underholdningslitteratur hvis holdning, menneskefremstilling, komposition og sprogform er banal, skabelonagtig og stereotyp med vægten lagt på handlingsforløbet med "happy ending", hvorfor den kun opfordrer til overfladisk engagement.

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  • Stillet overfor spørgsmålet ”Hvad er triviallitteratur?” vil de fleste højst sandsynligvis svare ”Barbara Cartland” og dermed mene kærlighedsromaner. - Litteratursiden  
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