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Literature can be divided Literature can be divided into two major forms. into two major forms ...narrative and epic poetry ...narrative and epic poetr Literature Joanne K. Rowling Joanne K. Rowlin "Literature" in fact means any written work, but we can accept the widely regarded fact that "literary work" means a book, written by any author, even an unknown one. Do you know some of Do you know some of the most popular the most popular historic authors? historic authors Haruki Murakami Haruki Murakam Michal Viewegh Michal Vieweg Dan Brown Dan Brow Dan Brown is widely known for his series about "Robert Langdon", a professor of symbology who discovers various secrets around the world. His most successful book is "The Da Vinci Code", which was also made into film, starring Tom Hanks as "Robert Langdon". Stephen Hawking Stephen Hawkin 1. Poetry 1. Poetr 2. Prose 2. Pros Unlike poetry, text in prose doesn't have a rhythmic structure and is constructed by the use of sentences. Poetry is a literary form which uses verses to constitute poems. It uses primarily the rhythmic qualities of language. What are the best-selling What are the best-selling book series of all time? book series of all time Homer Home Giovanni Giovanni Boccaccio Boccacci William Shakespeare William Shakespear Ernest Hemingway Ernest Hemingwa Michal Viewegh is currently the most popular contemporary Czech writer. His success started shortly after the Velvet Revolution. In 1992, he published his first successful book "Báječná léta pod psa" which quickly became a bestseller and one of the most famous Czech books ever written. One of the very earliest poems, "Epic of Gilgamesh", dates back to ancient Mesopotamia. Other famous epic poems, "Illiad" and "Odyssey", were written by Homer in Ancient Greece. Poetry can be classified Poetry can be classified as specific genres like... as specific genres like.. Both genres tells some real or unreal story through the poem, so there is always some kind of plot. ...drama or dramatic poetry ...drama or dramatic poetr Dramatic poetry is simply a drama or theatre play written in verse. Usually it has to be spoken or sung on stage and it should tell a story. Unlike epic or dramatic poetry, lyric poetry doesn't tell a story, so it doesn't have a plot. Instead of telling a story, the author usually tries to show his personal feelings and state of mind. lyric poetry lyric poetr Is there any interesting Is there any interesting news in the world of news in the world of literature? literature A Nobel Prize-winning writer, the author of the famous book "The Tin Drum" ("Plechový bubínek" in Czech) and one of the most famous German writers of all time, Gůnter Grass, died at the age of 87 just few weeks ago, on 13th April. Poetry also has many Poetry also has many different forms. different forms. Sonnet is the most Sonnet is the most common one. common one The sonnet is well known thanks to William Shakespeare, maybe the most recognized author in the history of literature. In Czech poetry, we can also find also many famous poets, including Nobel Prize winner Josef Seifert, Karel Hynek Mácha with his notable work, the poem called "Máj", or Vítězslav Nezval, known for his work "Edison". Czech poetry Czech poetr We can name the 3 most common forms of prose. We can name the 3 most common forms of prose novel nove A novel is a long prose and it has a dominant position amongst literary forms. The modern version of the novel emerged during the 18th century. novella novell short story short stor Even though there is no definition of how long a novella should be, it has been said, that "a novella is too short to be a novel as well as too long to be a short story". Either way, we can classify a novella as being somewhere between a novel and a short story. There are many popular novels, but only few of them are known to almost everyone in the world. Speaking about so famous works, we can name "Don Quixote" by Miguel de Cervantes, "The Three Musketeers" by Alexandre Dumas or "The Hobbit" by J. R. R. Tolkien. Homer was an ancient Greek author. In fact, it has not been proved that he ever really existed. Despite this doubt, the work that is believed to have been written by him (for example epic poems "Illiad" and "Odyssey"), are some of the most influential pieces of literature in the history. Novella as a form of prose is also represented by plenty of great works, even by Czech authors. For example, the novella titled "The Grandma" by Božena Němcová is a masterpiece of Czech literature. We can also mention some Czech novels. Franz Kafka's "The Trial" and Karel Čapek's "The War with the Salamanders" are both well known even outside of the Czech republic. Karel Čapek Karel Čape The Nobel Prize in The Nobel Prize in Literature... Literature.. Short story is the shortest common form of prose, usually shorter than a novel as well as a novella. One of the earliest short story writers was the famous American writer Edgar Allan Poe with his famous short story titled "The Pit and the Pendulum" ("Jáma a kyvadlo" in Czech). Many current short stories are written specifically for children. J.K. Rowling is a British author, best known for the creation of the character "Harry Potter" and the related series of hugely successful 7 novels, which became the best-selling book series ever. Approximately 450 million copies of books about Harry Potter has been sold to this day. William Shakespeare was an English poet, dramatist, and one of the most important writers of all time. During his lifetime, he wrote many plays (theatre plays), including Hamlet, King Lear, Othello, Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth. He was also an actor. Sometimes he is called England's national poet. He died in 1616 in Stratford-upon-Avon, which was also his birthplace. Giovanni Boccaccio was an Italian Renaissance author in the 14th century, known for his major work called The Decameron. Ernest Hemingway was one of the greatest American writers, known for his liter