* The aggregate of a usually specified type of musical compositions. * writings in prose or verse; especially : writings having excellence of form or expression and expressing ideas of permanent or universal interest * an example of such writings <what came out, though rarely literature, was always a roaring good story — People> * Imaginative or creative writing, especially of recognized artistic value: "Literature must be an analysis of experience and a synthesis of the findings into a unity" * Music All the compositions of a certain kind or for a specific instrument or ensemble 2.) LITERATURE VS. OTHER BRANCHES
2.1)1. Literature vs. History
* History is liable to a peculiar corruption when it falls into the hands of purely literary men, a corruption the seriousness of which is seldom perceived. The men and the deeds which suit the purposes of the literary man writing history are wholly different from those which attract the historian proper. 2.1)2. Literature vs. philosophy
* Renowned novelist, philosopher, and professor Rebecca Newberger Goldstein will explore the ancient battlefield where philosophy and literature have long contended to solve the meaning of life in this term's Tanner Lectures on Human Values at the Whitney Humanities Center (WHC), March 23-25. Goldstein will deliver the first lecture, "The Ancient Quarrel: Philosophy and Literature," on Wednesday, March 23, and her second, of the same title, on Thursday, March 24. Both will take place at 5 p.m. in the auditorium of WHC, 53 Wall St. The lectures will be followed on Friday, March 25, by a panel discussion, "Can a Novelist Write Philosophically?" Moderated by Amy Hungerford and featuring Goldstein, philosopher Harry Frankfurt, and novelist Michael Cunningham, the panel will be held at 10:30 a.m. in the WHC auditorium.Goldstein's career bridges the divides between the humanities, arts and sciences. Equally comfortable discussing...
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