Literature Essay | Can Literature Tell the Truth... ?

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Can Literature Tell the Truth... ?

Summary: Literatures are written about the author's experiences and/or the perception of the author about a certain matter in his life or the world. These may be truthful to the author for he or she can relate to such literature, but for other people this is not the matter. People around the world need hard facts and evidence in order to believe that something is in fact the truth.
"Literature must be an analysis of experience and a synthesis of the finding into a unity" argues a British writer and critic, Rebecca West. Using this definition of the expression "literature" it could be concluded that literature must be something that inspired the author or the author himself has experienced. According to the New Oxford Dictionary of English, literature is considered to be "written works, especially those considered of superior or lasting artistic merit." This also concludes that in order for a piece of work to be considered "literature" it must be artistically advanced and of lasting quality and value to society. For example, the generations of today still thoroughly study the works of Alexander Solzhenitsyn although such literature was written in the 1940's it is still very popular and influential today. A marvelous piece of literature not only inspires a soul, but also opens...

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