What happens when the Soviet Union appropriates one of the most beloved characters in children's literature?
Instead of alienating their audience, they had critics drawing comparisons to secular heroes of literature.
(1999) are collections of essays which seek to answer “puzzles” in literature.
Can you recommend a Korean novel, and is there anything unique and distinctive about Korean literature that you could pinpoint?
He writes about arts, business, literature, media and social issues.
Death's Jest-Book is perhaps the most morbid poem in our literature.
By history, literature, travel, and science men are made cosmopolitan.
literature is the mirror in which the soul learns to recognize its own lineaments.
They set fashions in literature which the writers of the second class imitate.
But we need not, therefore, despair of writing criticism of literature and art.
late 14c., from Latin literatura/litteratura "learning, a writing, grammar," originally "writing formed with letters," from litera/littera "letter" (see letter (n.1)). Originally "book learning" (it replaced Old English boccræft), the meaning "literary production or work" is first attested 1779 in Johnson's "Lives of the English Poets" (he didn't include this definition in his dictionary, however); that of "body of writings from a period or people" is first recorded 1812.
Great literature is simply language charged with meaning to the utmost possible degree. [Ezra Pound, "ABC of Reading"]Meaning "the whole of the writing on a particular subject" is from 1860; sense of "printed matter generally" is from 1895. The Latin word also is the source of Spanish literatura, Italian letteratura, German Literatur.