Definition of Literature. Meaning of Literature. Synonyms of Literature

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Illiterature
Illiterature Il*lit"er*a*ture, n. Want of learning; illiteracy. [R.] --Ayliffe. Southey.
Wisdom literature
Wisdom literature Wis"dom lit"er*a*ture The class of ancient Hebrew writings which deal reflectively with general ethical and religious topics, as distinguished from the prophetic and liturgical literature, and from the law. It is comprised chiefly in the books of Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiasticus, Ecclesiastes, and Wisdom of Solomon. The ``wisdom' (Hokhmah) of these writings consists in detached sage utterances on concrete issues of life, without the effort at philosophical system that appeared in the later Hellenistic reflective writing beginning with Philo Jud[ae]us.
Yellow-covered literature
Yellow-covered Yel"low-cov`ered, a. Covered or bound in yellow paper. Yellow-covered literature, cheap sensational novels and trashy magazines; -- formerly so called from the usual color of their covers. [Colloq. U. S.] --Bartlett.

Meaning of Literature from wikipedia

- Literature, most generically, is any body of written works. More restrictively, literature refers to writing considered to be an art form or any single...
- Philippine literature is literature ****ociated with the Philippines from prehistory, through its colonial legacies, and on to the present. Pre-Hispanic...
- A literature review or narrative review is a type of review article. A literature review is a scholarly paper, which includes the current knowledge including...
- Indian literature refers to the literature produced on the Indian subcontinent until 1947 and in the Republic of India thereafter. The Republic of India...
- Russian literature refers to the literature of Russia and its émigrés and to the Russian-language literature. The roots of Russian literature can be traced...
- Renaissance literature refers to European literature which was influenced by the intellectual and cultural tendencies ****ociated with the Renaissance....
- Oral literature or folk literature corresponds in the sphere of the spoken (oral) word to literature as literature operates in the domain of the written...
- Wisdom literature is a genre of literature common in the ancient Near East. It consists of statements by sages and wise men that offer teachings about...
- Erotic literature comprises fictional and factual stories and accounts of human ****ual relationships which have the power to or are intended to arouse...
- African literature is literature of or from Africa. As George Joseph notes in his chapter on African literature in Understanding Contemporary Africa,...
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