FICTION LITERATURE

  • Fiction (literature)Fictionliterature created from the imagination, not presented as fact, though it may be based on a true story or situation. Types of literature in the fiction genre include the novel, short story, and novella. The word is from the Latin fictiō, “the act of making, fashioning, or molding.” …
  •   Andō Tadao: Himeji City Museum of Literature  
  • Japanese literatureJapanese literature, the body of written works produced by Japanese authors in Japanese or, in its earliest beginnings, at a time when Japan had no written language, in the Chinese classical language. Both in quantity and quality, Japanese literature ranks as one of the majorliterature …
  • Chinese literatureChinese literature, the body of works written in Chinese, including lyric poetry, historical and didactic writing, drama, and various forms of fiction. Chinese literature is one of the major literary heritages of the world, with an uninterrupted history of more than 3,000 years, dating back …
  • Postmodern Literature in Latin AmericaLatin- American literature blossomed and received international acclaim in the 1960s and 1970s with the so-called boom in the novel, a movement signaled by the publication of major works by the Colombian Gabriel García Márquez, the Mexican Carlos Fuentes, the Peruvian Mario Vargas Llosa …
  • American literatureAmerican literature, the body of written works produced in the English language in the United States. Like other national literature, American literature was shaped by the history of the country that produced it. For almost a century and a half, America was merely a group of colonies scattered …
  • LiteratureLiterature, a body of written works. The name has traditionally been applied to those imaginative works of poetry and prose distinguished by the intentions of their authors and the perceived aesthetic excellence of their execution. Literature may be classified according to a variety of systems …
  • French literatureFrench literature, the body of written works in the French language produced within the geographic and political boundaries of France. The French language was one of the five major Romance languages to develop from Vulgar Latin as a result of the Roman occupation of western Europe. Since …
  • Science fiction (literature and performance)Science fiction, abbreviation SFor sci-fi, a form of fiction that deals principally with the impact of actual or imagined science upon society or individuals. The term science fiction was popularized, if not invented, in the 1920s by one of the genre’s principal advocates, the American publisher …
  • Governor General’s Literary Awards (Canadian awards)Governor General’s Literary Awards, also known as the GGs, series of Canadian literary awards established in 1936 by the Canadian Authors Association (CAA), in association with Scottish-born Canadian writer John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, who was the author of Thirty-nine Steps (1915), …
  • Greek literatureGreek literature, body of writings in the Greek language, with a continuous history extending from the 1st millennium bc to the present day. From the beginning its writers were Greeks living not only in Greece proper but also in Asia Minor, the Aegean Islands, and Magna Graecia (Sicily …

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