Questions tagged [genre]

For questions about genres as they relate to literature. Note that questions asking for the genre of a work are off-topic.

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Is there an east bloc analogue to Tom Clancy?

Tom Clancy wrote many speculative works on confrontation between the blocs during the Cold War, most notably the "Cold War gone hot" scenario Red Storm Rising, together with Larry Bond. I'm ...
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How is Hamlet different from a conventional Elizabethan revenge play?

It is well known that Thomas Kyd's The Spanish Tragedy established the genre of revenge tragedy in Elizabethan drama. The play contains many elements such as the appearance of a ghost, a play within ...
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Does 'literary fiction' neccessarily have to be reality-based, or can it have fantastical themes/elements?

There seems to be a great deal of ambiguity or confusion regarding the definition of ‘literary fiction’. Particularly, it is never really made clear to me whether literary fiction can also be ...
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For the purposes of being eligible for a Nebula award, what counts as “science fiction, fantasy, or a related fiction genre”?

I was looking at the rules for the Nebula awards. It turns out that the rules governing the award specifically state that a work has to belong to "the genres of science fiction, fantasy, or a ...
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Name for genre of stories where the characters are narrative-aware

I've come across several fantasy books and stories where the characters recognize a divine/supernatural force in their world which often referred to as "the narrative" or "the story". In such stories, ...
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What is the UDC number for uchronia?

What number should uchronia have in the Universal Decimal Classification? In literature section I find: 82-94 History as literary genre. Historical writing. Historiography. Chronicles. Annals. ...
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How does Mérimée's Carmen mix the genres classical tragedy, romantic drama and picaresque novel?

Prosper Mérimée's novella Carmen (1845/1847) is best known as the source for George Bizet's opera Carmen (1875). The French Wikipedia article about the novella contains the following unsourced ...