A literary genre is a category of literary composition. Genres may be determined by literary technique, tone, content, or even (as in the case of fiction) length. Genre should not be confused with age category, by which literature may be classified as either adult, young-adult, or children's. They also must not be confused with format, such as graphic novel or picture book. The distinctions between genres and categories are flexible and loosely defined, often with subgroups.
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... Cuba is the birthplace of the literary genre that is called testimonial literature ... In 1970 Cuba's literary forum Casa de las Américas recognized testimonial literature as an official literary genre ... Miguel Barnet's literary texts were foundational in launching this new genre ...
... For more details on this topic, see List of literary genres ... Genres are often divided into sub-genres ... is divided into three basic kinds of literature, the classic genres of the Ancient Greece, poetry, drama, and prose ...
... concur that Genesis 1 represents a unique literary genre which differs significantly from the later, straightforward narrative sections of Genesis ... Suggested designations for the genre include "mytho-historical", "proto-historical" and "theological history" ...
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