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Genre | John Frow
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This second edition of John Frows Genre offers a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the area. Genre is a key means by which we categorize the many forms of literature and culture, but it is also much more than that: in talk and writing, in music and images, in film and television, genres actively generate and shape our knowledge of the world. Understanding genre as a dynamic process rather than a set of stable rules, this book explores: the relation of simple to complex genres the history of literary genre in theory the generic organisation of implied meanings the structuring of interpretation by genre the uses of genre in teaching. John Frows lucid exploration of this fascinating concept has become essential reading for students of literary and cultural studies, and the second edition expands on the original to take account of recent debates in genre theory and the emergence of digital genres.
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SW-T
Genre | John Frow
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Agreed! 😊😊😊

“Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity.”
~G.K. Chesterton

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rretzler
Genre | John Frow
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1️⃣British mysteries, dystopias, sci-fi and fantasy. 2️⃣I‘m picky and already read what I want to. 3️⃣Nonfiction and then romance and horror. 4️⃣Sci-fi and dystopia. 5️⃣Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer - nonfic 6️⃣The Monogram Murders by Sophie Hannah. 7️⃣Anyone who hasn‘t played and wants to join in.

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Clwojick
Genre | John Frow
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1. Literary Fiction, Chick Lit, Graphic Novels, Suspense, and Drama
2. Poetry
3. Western, History (fiction or non-fiction), and Horror
4. Suspense
5. The Nightingale - Kristin Hannah
6. The Silent Wife by A.S.A. Harrison (IT WAS SO BORING - the opposite of the suspension it claims to have)
7. @MrBook @bookandcat @bookandbedandtea @ErinSueGreads @julesG @RadicalReader @Eggs @Texreader @Samplergal @Jen_Reads @LeahBergen @PatriciaU @TrishB

Clwojick #bookishquestions 💙📚♥️ 6mo
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VeganCleopatra
Genre | John Frow
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Historical fiction, science non-fiction, fantasy

That was pretty easy honestly. I'd love to have sci-fi or biography but oh well.

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TheReadingMermaid
Genre | John Frow
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Mine's definitely Horror 👻
What's yours?

VioletBramble Fantasy 12mo
bookcollecter I like genre experimentation especially speculative sci-fi with elements of horror and/or fantasy. Examples would include Dan Simmons, Paul Auster, Vonnegut, Anthony Burgess, Kathy Acker...etc 12mo
zzz Mystery/thriller💀🙈🔪🔍 12mo
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avgeyer Horror and mystery/thriller! 12mo
Tex2Flo A year ago, I would have said murder mystery in a heartbeat. Now, through multiple bookclubs, I‘m leaning to contemporary literary fiction from the South. 12mo
TheSpineView Science Fiction/Fantasy including the sub-genres like Paranormal, Urban Fantasy 12mo
amb Mysteriously thrilling horror 12mo
ferskner Mysteries! 12mo
willread4rockets Sci Fi and Fantasy 12mo
Elma Mystery/thrillers 12mo
Shay_1113 Sci fi and fantasy 12mo
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CindyMyLifeIsLit
Genre | John Frow
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1. Romance
2. Erotica
3. Nonfiction

I do, once in a blue moon, read a romance, but I spent so many of my formative years reading nothing but romance that I‘m pretty burned out. As for erotica, romance is as porny as I want to get! I really NEED to read more nonfiction and there‘s some great nonfiction books out there—just so little time!
#sundayfunday

sebrittainclark 🧡📚🧡📚🧡 12mo
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thebluestocking
Genre | John Frow
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1️⃣ Horror
2️⃣ Comedy/Satire
3️⃣ Erotica

While I don‘t usually read these three genres, I have and will make exceptions upon the right premise or recommendation.

#sundayfunday @sebrittain

sebrittainclark 🧡📚🧡📚🧡 12mo
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LibrarianRyan
Genre | John Frow
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Moray_Reads
Genre | John Frow
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saresmoore I knew I would find someone with whom my preferences aligned exactly! 🤜🤛 1y
Moray_Reads @saresmoore ✊✊ I always knew you were my book twin 👭 1y
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