literary literary  /ˈlɪ tə ˌrɛ ri/


  1. (adj) of or relating to or characteristic of literature
  2. (adj) knowledgeable about literature
  3. (adj) appropriate to literature rather than everyday speech or writing


  1. Random House had so many literary children it didn't know what to do.
  2. Author and literary critic Marcel Reich-Ranicki manages to get German TV viewers enthralled about books.
  3. The next literary wave will come not from above but from below, from the foil-covered, embossed-lettered paperbacks in the drugstore racks.


  1. On this day in Rochester history: Rochester Athenaeum, later RIT, is founded

    On this day in 1829, the Rochester Athenaeum, a literary society that later became Rochester Institute of Technology, was formed.Read other RocRoots stories'Like' RocRoots on FacebookFollow RocRoots on Twitter
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

  2. Chicagoans flock to Printers Row Literary Festival, Andersonville Midsummer Fest

    Chicago festival season is in full swing! Many enjoyed the Printers Row Literary Festival and Andersonville Midsummer Fest this weekend.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: FOX News Chicago

  3. Literary Letters and Light Switch Plates

    11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at Ruby Sisson Library. Crafting fun for adults. Create cool envelopes, postcards and/or light switch plates that show your literary flare! Registration required. Registration required. Please contact the library at 264-2209 for further information and to register. Free.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Pagosa Springs Sun


  1. "Jim McKay was a singular broadcaster," said Bob Costas, who succeeded McKay as the television voice of the Olympics. "He had a reporter's eye, a literary touch and, above all, a personal humanity."
    on Jun 7, 2008 By: Bob Costas Source: New York Daily News

  2. "Of course there is powerful literature in all big cultures, but you can't get away from the fact that Europe still is the center of the literary world ...... not the United States," Engdahl said in the interview Tuesday.
    on Oct 3, 2008 By: Horace Engdahl Source: Newsweek

  3. "That is not the mark of an author who thought that he was making illegitimate use of the fruits of someone else's literary labors, but of one who intended to acknowledge a debt of ideas, which he has gone on to express in his own way and for his...
    on Mar 28, 2007 By: Bernard Rix Source: Forbes

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