books, fun, society

books, old, steinbeck, austen

books, writers, school

classic, established books that are well known and worthy of study, full of symbolism

long, boring, elitist, dust

long, complex, entertainment

reading, intellectual, relaxing

Shakespeare, The Scarlet Letter.

words, intelligence, entertainment

Bac de Français,

culture évasion apprantissage

culture, livres


livre, auteur

livre, culture, histoire

morales, plaisir,

Rousseau, Victor Hugo, Diderot

Victor Hugo, Misérables, riche

Zola, français (la matière)


Our view of literature seemed to be old, long books, while the French see literature as a form of culture.  Also, we named British and American authors while they named French authors, but I guess that makes sense.

I wonder if we have the same definition of "literature." Like I consider the books we read in school literature ("established books that are well known and worthy of study"). I wouldn't really think of any old book I can buy in the young adult section of the book store as literature, more as easy reading, but definitely part of the current American culture.

I'm surprised that more people didn't say that literature was boring.

That's just your hatred of books coming out, Reilly. I'm just kidding, but I don't agree, literature has a somewhat boring aspect to it, but it isn't a word that I associate directly with boredom.