Welcome to /r/Literature, a community for deeper discussions of plays, poetry, short stories, and novels.
Critical theories about the works of any author or genre are more than welcome.
To help create a more focused and relevant discussion, please follow our Submission Guidelines:
Submissions must relate to literature, literary criticism, literary history, or literary news.
Submissions must be primarily written in English, even when discussing a work written in another language.
Discussion submissions must include the original poster's own analysis in either the body or the comments of a post.
Add flair tags to all posts. These can be added using the "flair" button under your title.
Sharing unpublished fiction or non-fiction you’ve written.
Purely image links.
Posting a quote or excerpt from a work without analyzing it.
Amusing videos vaguely related to literature.
Publisher press releases, online bookstore referrals, or other forms of advertising.
Requesting help on homework assignments or with creating a curriculum. This includes posting surveys.
Requesting book recommendations. This includes editions and translations.
Requesting the names of authors or titles of books you've forgotten.
Uncensored spoilers. Use the spoiler tag: [What you want to censor](/spoiler). It should appear as: Spooked ya.
(Note: Failure to adhere to the rules listed in the sidebar may result in either a temporary or permanent ban.)
Occasionally, our spam filter likes to act up, and we have to put it in its place. If you think your submission was mistakenly filtered, or if you have a question about the posting policy, feel free to message the mods.
The /r/literature network:
/r/literature, for general literature discussion
/r/literatures, for multilingual discussion of world literatures
/r/AskLiteraryStudies, for academic questions about literature
Our friends in the arts:
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