Talk:List of literary cycles

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Do we really want to open this up to all the literary cycles?[edit]

I added the Shakespearian Henriad, but there are so many sets of novels that occur to one that one wonders whether there is any end: the Harry Potter novels, the Rabbit series, The Lord of the Rings, The Clan of the Cave Bear, and should one mention Sherlock Holmes etc.? TomS TDotO (talk) 07:08, 24 October 2016 (UTC)

Folk and classical cycles?[edit]

I think "opening" our topic here to modern or popular "series" of novels, movies and television series' would destroy the "focus" - but if it is not to be confined to cycles of stories and history (or pseudo-history) from medieval and renaissance Europe (we already have examples from Africa and Japan) - then what about the well known "Middle East" cycles? I have taken the liberty of adding two of these. We badly need a lead section here (really) with a rationale for our choice of "matters", if only to keep ourselves out of the shaky ground of borderline cases. --Soundofmusicals (talk) 02:56, 3 November 2017 (UTC)

That's the difficult part, defining this in such a way that the classic cycles aren't completely drowned out by the 40,000 Hammers or whatever... Drmies (talk) 02:58, 3 November 2017 (UTC)
Had a tentative go at this - calling them "folk and literary"? Also put some order into the list - unless each culture is to have its separate heading we are left with the good old alphabet - in this case by subject... ---Soundofmusicals (talk) 03:30, 3 November 2017 (UTC)
I'd love to spend some time on this but can't do so now. The problem with "literary" is...well...I think you and I may agree on what we think is "literary", but others will likely disagree. (I was trying to point at Warhammer 40,000 previously.) But I appreciate your interest. I've run into more of these "In modern culture" things than I can count (most recently on Colchis--see history) and it's bothersome. Drmies (talk) 14:51, 3 November 2017 (UTC)