Books are all called Literature but everyone thinks different about what is real Literature and what just a book. What is art, what is trash, what is good literature, what only a trend and why?
For example: I like Shakespeare and I like Twilight BUT it is not to compare and also not the same quality, I think you will agree with that. There are so much different levels of rank BOOKS in the huge theme of Literature and now I want you to tell your oppinions about this. I´m really interested in your thoughts.
I love books of Goethe, Hesse, Shakespeare, T.C Boyle and Wilde for example, they are high quality and many of the greatest and most important ones in lifetime.
I really like Kafka, Sartre or Nietzsche they are great but no "Goethes", they are a Picasso but not the Mona Lisa... FOR ME
I like Michael Ende, Harry Potter or Patrick Suesskinds "The parfume" as Dürrenmatt but they are the middleclass.
Generation and newcomer and "Onehitwonder" formed and famous cause of the time and the trend are for me the Twilight books or Illuminati, entertaining: YES, part of the history: NEVER
And then there is trash: One example: "50 shades of grey", bad "story" boring text, terrible choice of words and the theme is not interesting at all, it´s just vulgar and lowered the bar.
Brilliant is for me "The prophet" by Khalil Gibran cause it´s for me the most perfect and complete written book of philosophy with not a single sentence I don´t agree with.
I love Shakespeare cause of his adjectives and the mood he created.
And Wilde because I can see his words like a movie running trough my brain.
This was just a little part of the theme, but I hope enough for you to tell your feelings about it.
Yours Julie ;)
5 years ago