pulp fiction

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16:58 Jan 28, 2010
English to Bosnian translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
Additional field(s): Cinema, Film, TV, Drama, Linguistics
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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4šund literatura
Ajla Čerkez-Kristensen


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šund literatura

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Izraz šund literatura se odnosi na književna djela bez ikakve umjetničke vrijednosti.

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  • Naslov filma odnosi se na šund časopise i "tvrdo kuhane" kriminalističke romane iz sredine dvadesetog stoljeća, poznate po slikovitim opisima nasilja i ispraznim dijalozima. - Wikipedia  
Ajla Čerkez-Kristensen
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