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Finding Aid for the Ricardo Donoso-Cortés y Mesonero-Romanos collection of literatura de kiosko, 1900-1967
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Description
"Kiosk literature" (literatura de kiosco), were sold at kiosks on the street in Spain and encompass a great number of different subjects and subgenres within the genre of the novelette, from the comic genre, the detective novel, and the novel of adventures, to the novel for women, the romance novel, the erotic novel, and the illustrated novel. The collection consists of short novels, poetry collections, and theater collections, works by famous Spanish writers, Latin American authors, and international writers in translation. Furthermore, the collection showcases intriguing "new" genres in the realm of the short novel, such as scientific novelettes dealing with the history and genesis of scientific discoveries, with different episodes of the Spanish Civil War, with the lives of popular cabaret singers and actresses, and with a series of sporting events.
Background
Pulp literature of this kind, known as "Kiosk literature" (literatura de kiosco) because it was sold at kiosks on the street, encompasses a great number of different subjects and subgenres within the genre of the novelette, from the comic genre, the detective novel, and the novel of adventures, to the novel for women, the romance novel, the erotic novel, and the illustrated novel.
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Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.