Definition of Literature. Meaning of Literature. Synonyms of Literature

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Definition 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 broadly is any collection of written work, but it is also used more narrowly for writings specifically considered to be an art form, especially...
- The Nobel Prize in Literature is a Swedish literature prize that is awarded annually, since 1901, to an author from any country who has, in the words of...
- Postcolonial literature is the literature by people from formerly colonized countries. It exists on all continents except Antarctica. Postcolonial literature often...
- Philippine literature is literature ****ociated with the Philippines from prehistory, through its colonial legacies, and on to the present. Pre-Hispanic...
- Early works of ****anese literature were heavily influenced by cultural contact with China and Chinese literature, and were often written in Cl****ical Chinese...
- Sumerian literature constitutes the earliest known corpus of recorded literature, including the religious writings and other traditional stories maintained...
- A literature review or narrative review is a type of review article. A literature review is a scholarly paper that presents the current knowledge including...
- of Indian literature were orally transmitted. Sanskrit literature begins with the oral literature of the Rig Veda a collection of literature dating to...
- Oral literature or folk literature is a literature that is spoken or sung as opposed to that which is written, though much oral literature has been transcribed...
- and other literary works. Much of what has been called "impressionist" literature is subsumed into several other categories, especially Symbolism, its chief...
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