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, most generically, is any body or collection of written works. More restrictively, literature refers to writing considered to be an art form...
- Argentine literature Canadian literature Catalan literature Croatian literature Cypriot literature Czech literature Danish literature Dutch literature English...
- 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...
- This article is focused on English-language literature rather than the literature of England, so that it includes writers from Scotland, Wales, the Crown...
- Apocalyptic literature is a genre of prophetical writing that developed in post-Exilic Jewish culture and was po****r among millennialist early Christians...
- travel literature encomp****es outdoor literature, guide books, nature writing, and travel memoirs. One early travel memoirist in Western literature was Pausanias...
- Early works of ****anese literature were heavily influenced by cultural contact with China and Chinese literature, and were often written in Cl****ical Chinese...
- Indian literature refers to the literature produced on the Indian subcontinent until 1947 and in the Republic of India thereafter. The Republic of India...
- Renaissance literature refers to European literature which was influenced by the intellectual and cultural tendencies ****ociated with the Renaissance....
- Russian literature refers to the literature of Russia and its émigrés and to Russian-language literature. The roots of Russian literature can be traced...
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