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Introduction Literature Introduction - What is "literature"?

Introduction - What is “Literature”?

If you look up the word “literature” in the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English, one of the definitions you will find is “books, plays, poems, etc. that people think have value.” Experts aren’t always in agreement themselves about what constitutes literature let alone what constitutes “great literature.” Click on the silhouettes to hear different opinions about literature.

What do you think the criteria for great literature should be?

To see Frequently Asked Questions about Great Books Lists go to:
Great Books Lists: Introduction: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
2004 Nationellt centrum för flexibelt lärande Uppdaterad: 2006-04-20