Honestly, I don't know very many books that are considered literary fiction, of today. Like, modern literature. I mean, LOOK what the dictionary has to say about literature. Permanent or universal interest. Like Pride and Prejudice. Or A Room With A View. Literature is defined as works that will last through the ages. Can we say that most of the MG, YA, NA, and adult books that we read will be considered literature, and be interesting for people 100 years from now? Or 100 years before us?
I personally LOVE A Room With A View by E.M. Forster. It's my favorite classic. I definitely consider it a work of literature.
Basically, I think literature should be able to be considered classics, for decades, and hundreds of years. So, today's novels? Probably can't be considered literature, in my opinion. Yet, or at all - we will see in the future!
I never read A Room with a View but it's on the list (which never ends).ReplyDelete
Here is my BEA post: http://manoflabook.com/wp/?p=9145
I know right?! *stares at piles of books*Delete
I haven't read A Room with a View but I will definitely check it out!ReplyDelete
Thanks for stopping by :)
I hope you do!Delete
I haven't read Room with a View, but it's one I've heard a lot about.ReplyDelete
My Literary Fiction post
It's a good one!Delete
I need to read Room with a View! Great post!ReplyDelete
my ABEA post
I have never read A Room With a View!ReplyDelete
It's a good one! I encourage you to read it :DDelete