Template talk:Literature

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As a logical extension[edit]

Forgot about a tragedy, so I added it. --68.123.224.170 20:57, 3 September 2007 (UTC)

Hello. I notice you added tragedy to the template. If that's to be classed as a major literary form, you would also need to include Comedy and Drama. They are equivalent and comparable genres on the same scale as tragedy; I'm not sure that the Drama article really explains this in its present form, but the template ought to be pointing there at least so it has the opportunity to (drama as a genre being post-Diderot and drama as a mode since classical poetics; not sure the article narrates that distinction yet). Anyhow,
DionysosProteus 22:37, 3 September 2007 (UTC)

Convert to {sidebar} ?[edit]

I attempted to convert it to use {{sidebar}}, plus alphabetized the contents, and split up the "History and lists" section, but I'm not sure if it's a clear (~100%) improvement. (Original on left, Conversion on right). I've copied the code below, for further tweaking attempts, or feedback. -- Quiddity (talk) 23:52, 14 August 2012 (UTC)


Literature
Major forms

Novel · Poem · Drama
Short story · Novella

Genres

Epic · Lyric · Drama
Nonsense · Romance · Satire
Tragedy · Comedy
Tragicomedy

Media

Performance (play) · Book

Techniques

Prose · Verse

History and lists

Outline of literature
Index of terms
History · Modern history
Books · Writers
Literary awards · Poetry awards

Discussion

Criticism · Theory · Magazines


Major Forms[edit]

The novella a major form? Really? The novel a major form, when it's only been around for 300 years? Drama is both a major form and a genre? Prose and poetry are "techiques"? Whatever is this list based on? Certainly not on 2,500 years of literary theory. This needs a serious rethink on the basis of authoritative works on the subject. I suggest starting with the fundamental division between Lyric, Drama and Epic. --Pfold (talk) 22:16, 13 February 2014 (UTC)

Ghost Story[edit]

Would it be appropriate to add Ghost story to this template? CSJJ104 (talk) 22:15, 12 August 2014 (UTC)