What is literature? Why do we read it? Why is literature important?





Literature is a term used to describe written or spoken material. Broadly speaking, "literature" is used to describe anything from creative writing to more technical or scientific works, but the term is most commonly used to refer to works of the creative imagination, including works of poetry, drama, fiction, and nonfiction.
• "The difficulty of literature is not to write, but to write what you mean; not to affect your reader, but to affect him precisely as you wish." -- Robert Louis Stevenson
• "Man is losing his humane qualities today. As a result, there has been a loss of sensitivity. The only way out of this problem is to engage oneself in music and literature. Music and literature help lead a peaceful and healthy lifestyle" - Mr Patil
Literature helps us understand and make sense of the world around us. Through literature, we explore the human condition and analyze how and why people think the way they think and feel the way they feel. Literature enables us to develop our minds analytically and promotes open minds. We see the world through the eyes of different writers from different cultures and in turn learn the ways to deal with things happening around us.

Without literature, we lack insight and understanding of human nature. Everyone should, therefore, study literature.
My favourite writer is Liviu Rebreanu .He is a novelist, playwright, short story writer, and journalist. I found his novel Ion the most interesting of its all writings. It introduce us in the life of the paesants and intellectuals of Transylvania before the war.
The novel Ion brings him the consacration and the prize of the Romanian Academy.

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