literature literature  /ˈlɪ tə rə tʃər/


  1. (n) creative writing of recognized artistic value
  2. (n) the humanistic study of a body of literature
  3. (n) published writings in a particular style on a particular subject
  4. (n) the profession or art of a writer


  1. All literature has always been the scene of acrimonious battles between scholars and critics.
  2. Her literature spans five decades of turmoil in her country.
  3. With so many books going digital and available free on the internet, literature is breaking free.


  1. REMINDER: West Seattle Community Orchestras' Season Finale is June 11

    From WSCO: Season Finale: Spring Into Summer Presented by The West Seattle Symphony Orchestra Concert to close the season with classical orchestra literature by Massenet, Brahms, Schubert, and more! Musicians of WSCO’s Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Kim Roy, prepare to take stage with a unique integration of classical works from familiar tunes to honored favorites – a little something ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: West Seattle Herald

  2. Society of Interventional Radiology publishes definitive literature review

    ( Society of Interventional Radiology ) The Society of Interventional Radiology announces the release of "Updates in Interventional Radiology 2013," a concise reference of the current literature most relevant to the specialty. The book is a prime source for interventional and diagnostic radiologists and interventional radiology fellows and residents. "Updates in Interventional Radiology 2013" is ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

  3. Update: Albany firefighters for Mannarino? Nope. Not this year

    This bit of campaign literature — which pretty plainly states that the Albany Permanent Professional Firefighters Association is backing Scott Mannarino for Common Council in the 1st Ward — caused quite the stir last week. Why, you ask? Well, because the city’s firefighters union isn’t even holding its endorsement interviews to vet candidates until next  Read More
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Albany Times Union

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  1. "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

  2. "Not only has Harold Pinter written some of the outstanding plays of his time, he has also blown fresh air into the musty attic of conventional English literature, by insisting that everything he does has a public and political dimension," said...
    on Oct 13, 2005 By: David Hare Source: CBS News

  3. "Our intent is to help shift the public perception of science, so that people realize that science is as important as art, literature, film, theater," Greene said.
    on May 31, 2005 By: Brian Greene Source: Orlando Sentinel

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