Category Archives: Literature

Literary Points of View—Part 3
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In Part 1, I explained the meaning of the term literary of point of view (POV) and observed that every character in a literary work must have one. To see Part 1 now, click here. In Part 2,  I introduced … Continue reading

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Literary Points of View—Part 2
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In Part 1, I explained the meaning of the term literary of point of view (POV). I pointed out that: Every character in a literary work must have a POV. A character’s POV is critical for how a literary work turns … Continue reading

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Literary Points of View—Part 1
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A point of view (POV) is a manner of consideration or appraisal, a standpoint. It’s an opinion, attitude, or judgment. It’s the mental position from which ideas, people, or other physical things are viewed. It’s the spatial or ideational property … Continue reading

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Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann
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The Tales of Hoffmann (Les contes d’Hoffmann) is an opera composed by Jacques Offenbach (picture at left). To my thinking it’s not only his best, it’s one of the best operas ever written by anyone, a masterwork. It’s a shame … Continue reading

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Can a Literary Work Belong to More than One Genre?
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Can a liteary work belong to more than one genre? Visitors frequently ask this question because they often see literary works that are identified with a particular genre by publishers, advertisers, book stores, or libraries; and authors are often labeled … Continue reading

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Speculative Fiction
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In case you haven’t already discovered it, I’m presenting a new blog called Speculative Fiction. It’s about the literary genre of the same name, which includes fantasy, science fiction, horror fiction, and occult fiction. Urania is your hostess. She and … Continue reading

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