from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Writings, such as romance novels and mysteries, that appeal to popular tastes and are often considered inferior in style and content to more artistic literature.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Inferior literature, such as pulp fiction
- n. A defined portion of an academic literature
sub- + literature (Wiktionary)