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literary British & World English

Concerning the writing, study, or content of literature, especially of the kind valued for quality of form

literary English Thesaurus

an established canon of literary works

literary gent British & World English

A man, especially of high social standing, who writes or critiques works of literature.

meta-literary British & World English

Of or relating to metaliterature; concerned with or characteristic of metaliterature. Also: above or beyond the boundaries of any one literature; specifically designating themes, stories, etc., which are widespread in all literatures.

non-literary British & World English

(Of a piece or style of writing) not literary in character

literary agency British & World English

(Originally) the function or capacity of literary agent; (now usually) a firm providing the services of a literary agent.

literary circle British & World English

A particular group of people involved in writing or studying literature; (with the) the literary world.

literary world British & World English

(With the) the section of society involved in the production of works of literature; authors, publishers, etc., considered collectively.

literary agent British & World English

A professional agent who acts on behalf of an author in dealing with publishers and others involved in promoting the author’s work

literary theory British & World English

The field of study concerned with the principles underlying the analysis and understanding of literary works

literary adviser British & World English

A person who gives advice on matters relating to literature.

literary-critical British & World English

Of or relating to literary criticism.

literary editing British & World English

The work of a literary editor; editing with a focus on literary style.

literary property British & World English

Property consisting of written or printed compositions.

literary theorist British & World English

A person who theorizes about literature; an expert in or student of literary theory.

literary criticism British & World English

The art or practice of judging and commenting on the qualities and character of literary works

literary executor British & World English

A person entrusted with a dead writer’s papers and copyrighted and unpublished works

literary history British & World English

The history of the treatment of, and references to, a particular subject in literature

literary editorship British & World English

The position or occupation of literary editor.

literary translator British & World English

A person who translates works of literature from one language into another, especially professionally.

literary lion in lion British & World English

A notable or famous author