Žanrinių apibrėžčių sumaištis: nefikcinis ar žurnalistinis romanas?
The Confusion of a Genre’s Definitions: non-Fiction or Journalistic novel?
Subject(s): Cultural Essay, Political Essay, Societal Essay
Published by: Vytauto Didžiojo Universitetas
Keywords: Sociologija; formos
Summary/Abstract: This article discusses two definitions of the genre of novels mixing fact and fiction: “non-fiction novel” (in American usage) and “journalistic novel” (most frequent in Lithuanian usage) and compares the genre-related features of these novels as they are given in literary theory and criticism. The aim of this research is to find out whether the content inherent in these definitions is similar or even identical. The argument for this investigation is that, as opposed to American literary practice, in the Lithuanian practice the definition of the genre of novels mixing fact and fiction is not well-grounded and in general not clear; moreover, such novels are interpreted as part of popular literature and therefore get an initially negative connotation.
- Issue Year: 2012
- Issue No: 58
- Page Range: 29-49
- Page Count: 22
- Language: Lithuanian