What is literary?

  • (adj): Of or relating to or characteristic of literature.
    Example: "Literary criticism"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on literary:

Yahya Haqqi
... of his life as a civil servant, supplementing his literary income he eventually rose to become adviser to the National Library of Egypt ... In his literary career, he published four collections of short stories, one novel (Umm Hashem's Lamp), and many articles and other short stories besides ... He was editor of the literary magazine Al-Majalla from 1961 to 1971, when that publication was banned in Egypt ...
J. Hillis Miller - Career
... by fellow Johns Hopkins professor and Belgian literary critic Georges Poulet and the Geneva School of literary criticism, which Miller characterized as "the consciousness ... At Yale, he worked alongside prominent literary critics Paul de Man, Harold Bloom, and Geoffrey Hartman, where they were collectively known as the Yale School of deconstruction ... UC Irvine, Miller mentored an entire generation of American literary critics including noted queer theorist Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick ...
Northfield Mount Hermon School - Student Life - Literary
... The Bridge – The student newspaper expresses the point of view of the community ... Name was temporarily changed to "The Hermon Echo," but was reverted back to "The Bridge" in the fall of 2007 ...
Ruthenian Language - Nomenclature - New National Languages
... With the beginning of romanticism at the turn of the 19th century, literary Belarusian and literary Ukrainian appeared, descendant from the popular spoken dialects and little-influenced by literary Ruthenian ... The split between literary Ruthenian and the successor literary languages can be seen at once in the newly-designed Belarusian and Ukrainian orthographies ... The interruption of the literary tradition was especially drastic in Belarusian In the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, Polish had largely replaced Ruthenian as the language of administration and literature ...
Yahya Haqqi - Literary Career
... In his literary career, he published four collections of short stories, one novel, ("Good Morning", translated from Arabic by Miriam Cooke), a novella (Umm Hashem's Lamp, twice translated from Arabic, by M.M ... Most literary critics commend Haqqi's style of writing and his language precision ... He was editor of the literary magazine Al-Majalla from 1961 to 1971 this was a dangerous position, as the publication had been banned in Egypt by order of the government of Gamal Abdel Nasser ...

More definitions of "literary":

  • (adj): Appropriate to literature rather than everyday speech or writing.
    Example: "When trying to impress someone she spoke in an affected literary style"
  • (adj): Knowledgeable about literature.
    Example: "A literary style"
    Synonyms: well-written

Famous quotes containing the word literary:

    The purifying, healing influence of literature, the dissipating of passions by knowledge and the written word, literature as the path to understanding, forgiveness and love, the redeeming might of the word, the literary spirit as the noblest manifestation of the spirit of man, the writer as perfected type, as saint.
    Thomas Mann (1875–1955)

    We that write & print have all our books predestinated—& and for me, I shall write such things as the Great Publisher of Mankind ordained ages before he published “The World”Mthis planet, I mean—not the Literary Globe.
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)

    There is a difference between dramatizing your sensibility and your personality. The literary works which we think of as classics did the former. Much modern writing does the latter, and so has an affinity with, say, night-club acts in all their shoddy immediacy.
    Paul Horgan (b. 1904)