At the simplest, what is not serious or artistic literature is all popular literature. However, critics are of the opinion that the word ‘Popular’ here does not necessarily mean opposed to artistic literature or serious literature, rather it synonymously means successful literature, a kind of literature which is widely read for specific purposes. Popular literature does not mean bad literature; rather it is a kind of writing which is written in a lower category of language and other literary elements. Various forms of popular literature include popular fiction or Pulp fiction, action adventures, gothic, fairy tales, dystopia, young adult, autobiography, biography, travelogue and story books. Newspapers, periodicals and magazines, cookery books,
After reading the required readings from Cervantes’ Don Quixote, I found that the story did not compel me very much on its own, and the writing was dense and difficult to get through. Although I felt a similar problem reading Chabon’s Gentlemen of the Road, I found the story much more appealing, to the point where I could overcome my dislike for the style. Although there are many clever and witty parts in Cervantes’ novel, the story never interested me enough to push through the difficult diction; I continued reading because it was required for class. Also, the story irritated me because I felt that someone needed to truly intervene and stop this poor, mentally ill man from harming himself further. He ends up losing his ear to his endeavors and yet the people around him chose to continue his narrative for their own selfish gain.
Deceit and exploitation came into play. Truman continued to lead Perry on, leading Perry to believe he had no title of the book yet and wasn’t truthful about the progress of the book. Truman lied to Perry when Perry confronted him with his preliminary reading review (printed in newspaper) with the book already titled “in Cold Blood.” Truman told Perry “they” picked it for him and how could he pick a title without knowing the whole story, not knowing the ending. Truman continued to deceive Perry as Truman was missing that one piece, the final piece, for the ending of his
The story revolves around Pelagueya Nilovna and her son, Pavel who she initially fears will turn out to be like his father- a drunkard, and a useless person who was not a very social person during his lifetime and had not earned a very good image for himself. Pavel instead is much into reading and soon Pelagueya finds out he is into subversive literature and is associated with a group of underground socialists who despise the current system and the way it functions. Her acceptance of the same marks the beginning of her support and presence in the Russian revolution. Initially, as Pavel explains to her his beliefs, she is startled by his ideologies and thinks he is going against God and Czar (the Russian emperor before 1917, who was an equivalent of God for his citizens). It is only after she meets his colleagues that she understands his cause a little better and gradually, becomes a part of the revolution, turning into a revolutionary herself as we see in the end.
He uses details to show that she is constantly replaying moments in her head and trying not to smile just thinking about it. This even has a resulting effect on the reader, causing him/her to feel almost the same way. Something I dislike about this novel is the unrealisticness. Although it is realistic fiction, the characters often speak very metaphorically with each other and it isn’t something you would commonly see. While some people like this style, I personally do not.
This section is necessary to support the themes of identity and memory, but partway through I found myself unsettled and felt as though I’d been abandoned by the narrator. This could be remedied by breaking the narrator’s reading of the manuscript into two parts, with a brief return to the main story halfway through. The manuscript also included quite a lot of poetry, which I began to find a little tiresome. I also found myself reacting to the book in a very unemotional way. I did not care at all about the narrator—he was not likeable, nor even especially well developed.
His works, mostly set in trivial backgrounds with unassuming characters which then lead to some baffling twist leaves the readers breathless in its simplicity and logic. Though, till this date, it is matter of debate if the more upsetting and thought-provoking works of Maupassant in psychological mystery and thriller genre are so realistic due to him belonging to the naturalistic school and being a distinguished writer or was it because of his own personal experiences as a patient of syphilis, resulting in his declining mental
His design was very different compared with the original cover and Facetti’s design. He used photography, hand-lettering, decorative fonts and montage, and makes the title become priority rather than the publisher itself. His design became very popular among the readers, but caused a lot of criticisms from booksellers and authors, because the design makes people recognized the designer rather than the books or the author. With Aldridge problem and Godwin’s personal thought about his power in the company—he thought he over-reached himself in the company and it makes Allen Lane aware with coup d’état act from him—Allen Lane decided to fired Godwin from the company in 1967. Following with Aldridge who left soon after Godwin, Lane recruited David Pelham as his substitution in 1968, which created better and more professional works compared with
Bowles snapped, "’I 've always said, poetry and tears... and crying and awful feelings, poetry and sickness; all that mush!’" (97) The content of a book is so filled with the life and the passion from the author who has written it, that it can sometimes be emotional to read. Literature leaves people vulnerable to feelings and emotions, and people don 't want to go through the nuisance of feeling. Technology is sufficient enough for them, but feelings are a hassle to them. These feelings come from books, which is why they avoid them. (SIP-2) This meme shows the government’s point of view on books, and how they perceive books.
His life happens to be a futile exercise in shedding what is extraneous- weight, food, chores, relationships and, ultimately, the sap in his veins. Chatterjee in his writing is an uncompromising realist. He is evidently aware of the diseases of Indian set-up and his novels attempt to give a searing picture of that reality. Chatterjee emerges from these pages as a man who seriously takes the ethical development of his age as the vocation of novelist. There is a persistent opinion in a large section of critics that Chatterjee’s work is unredeemed by any positive value.