literariness
noun see literary

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • literariness — n. quality of being literary, quality of being well versed in literature …   English contemporary dictionary

  • literariness — lit·er·ar·i·ness …   English syllables

  • literariness — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷rēnə̇s, rin noun ( es) : the quality or state of being literary …   Useful english dictionary

  • literary — adjective Date: 1749 1. a. of, relating to, or having the characteristics of humane learning or literature b. bookish 2 c. of or relating to books 2. a. well read b. of or relating to authors or scholars or to their professions • literarily… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Portnoy's Complaint — (1969) is American writer Philip Roth s most popular novel, with many of its characteristics (comedic prose; themes of sexual desire and sexual frustration; a self conscious literariness) having gone on to become Roth trademarks.Time Magazine… …   Wikipedia

  • Literary fiction — is a term that has come into common usage since around 1970, principally to distinguish serious fiction (that is, work with claims to literary merit) from the many types of genre fiction and popular fiction (i.e., paraliterature). In broad terms …   Wikipedia

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