For this Reason ( getting the Gears turning ), I’m going to do a Little Xpose on Classic Literature. What is it? How does an Author get to be it? Is “Classic” a Literary Style? Who this Generation ( besides me ) looks like they have the Most Potential as a “Classic”? Why? It’s All so Very Fascinating, a Little Mysterious, and a Lot up for Debate. Here goes.
A Classic Book is, eSentially, a Work of Literature that has achieved a Timeless Quality. The inFrequency of the Occurrence of Classic Works of Literature Comparatively to Works of Literature in General ( eSpecially post-Industrialism ) would suggest that “Timelessness” is a Difficult Quality to achieve in Art - it is the Territory of Geniuses.
This brings me to the Question of does a “Classic Literary Book” have a “Style”? I would say no. Which is not to say that there are not Stylistic Trends in Classics, or Certain Qualities that show up More Often than Others in Classic Books, More that these allways seem to be in Flux and I do not want to rule AnyThing out in Terms of the Qualities that a Classic Book can have.
), a “Realist” Novel is a Novel in which All the Details in that Novel All could have taken Place in Real Life, even if they didn't. An “Absurdist” Novel is One in which neither the Events nor the Characters in the Book could Reasonably have taken Place. Here I have set up the Contrast between Realist Literature and the Pulpy subGenre of Absurdism also known as “Genre Fiction” - allmost noThing that happens in a Work of Genre Fiction could take Place in Real Life. Absrudism becomes More Literary as it moves Closer to “Satire,” and, as Absrudism moves Closer to Satire, it also moves Closer to Realism.
Literature is what happens when the Author invents
So the Trap of Absurdism lurks. Don’t fall in my Friend, don’t fall in. I mean - you can fall in. Most Writers do. And these Writers live Perfectly Fine Lives and are Well-received and Widely Read. What I’m talking about is if you want to achieve Literary Genius - if you want to be a Classic Author. And that is a Task Only for the Most Dedicated of us.
Allways be Ready to change your Mind.