A History of Spanish Literature (N.Y.
Irish-language literature is treated separately under Celtic literature.
(See also American literature; Australian literature; Canadian literature; Irish literature.)
In its evolution Norwegian literature was closely intertwined with Icelandic literature and with Danish literature.
This article focuses on literature in Scots and in English; see English literature for additional discussion of some works in English.
Classical literature, the literature of ancient Greece and Rome (see Greek literature; Latin literature).
Flemish literature is often discussed with Dutch literature and Belgium’s French-language literature with other French literature.
To use the word writing when describing literature is itself misleading, for one may speak of “oral literature” or “the literature of preliterate peoples.”
Postmodern literature avails itself of most of the techniques introduced by modern literature, particularly self-consciousness of its own status as literature.
(See also articles on the literature of European countries and languages—for example, English literature, German literature—and biographies of individual writers.)
This article focuses on the literature of France; for information on Canadian and African writing in the French language, see Canadian literature and African literature.
They are therefore discussed separately under Danish literature, Faroese literature, Icelandic literature, Norwegian literature, and Swedish literature.
The major literatures written in English outside the British Isles are treated separately under American literature, Australian literature, Canadian literature, and New Zealand literature.
For information about literary traditions related to, and at times overlapping with, American literature in English, see English literature and Canadian literature: Canadian literature in English.
For a further discussion of the literature of the Americas produced in the period after European contact, see Latin American literature; American literature; Canadian literature; Caribbean literature.
For accounts of specific regional traditions, see Native American literature, African literature, Basque literature, Kazakh literature, Australian literature, New Zealand literature, and Oceanic literature.
For specific information about the major national literatures or literary traditions of the West, see such articles as American literature, English literature, German literature, Greek literature, Latin American literature, and Scandinavian literature.
Dramatic literature is also treated in articles on the literatures of particular languages, nations, or regions—e.g., African literature, Belgian literature, English literature, French literature, German literature, Russian literature, and so on.
Drama or dramatic literature is also treated in numerous other articles, including those on the literature or theatre of a specific country or region, of which the following are examples: Western theatre; African literature; American literature; English literature; French literature; German literature; Greek literature; Japanese literature; and Oceanic literature.
Fonseca received many awards in Brazil for his work, as well as the Luís de Camões Prize for Literature, a prize awarded annually for literature written in Portuguese (and named after Portugal’s most important poet), and the Juan Rulfo Literature Prize for Latin American and Caribbean Literature (now called the FIL Literature Award in Romance Languages), awarded by the University of Guadalajara for lifetime achievement in any literary genre (both in 2003).
- creative writing of recognized artistic value
- the humanistic study of a body of literature
- published writings in a particular style on a particular subject
Example: the technical literature
- the profession or art of a writer
Example: her place in literature is secure
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Fonseca received many awards in Brazil for his work as well as the Luís de Camões Prize for Literature a prize awarded annually for literature written in Portuguese and named after Portugals most important poet and the Juan Rulfo Literature Prize for Latin American and Caribbean Literature now called the FIL Literature Award in Romance Languages awarded by the University of Guadalajara for lifetime achievement in any literary genre both in 2003