literary fiction

set of works that are claimed to hold literary merit, contrasted with popular, commercial, or genre fiction

Literary fiction is a term used in the book-trade to distinguish novels that are regarded as having literary merit, from most commercial or "genre" fiction. However, the boundaries are not fixed, and major literary figures have employed the genres of science fiction, crime fiction, romance, etc, to create works of literature. Furthermore, the study of genre fiction has developed within academia in recent decades.
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genre: literary fiction



1922 novel by James Joyce

author: James Joyce


The Leopard

novel by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa

author: Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa


The Water-Method Man

novel by John Irving

author: John Irving


Telegraph Avenue

Michael Chabon fiction novel

author: Michael Chabon


The Pale King

novel by David Foster Wallace

author: David Foster Wallace


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