A literary genre is a category of literary composition. Genres may be determined by literary technique, tone, content, or even (as in the case of fiction) length. The distinctions between genres and categories are flexible and loosely defined, often with subgroups.

The most general genres in literature are (in loose chronological order) epic, tragedy, comedy, and creative nonfiction. They can all be in the form of prose or poetry. Additionally, a genre such as satire, allegory or pastoral might appear in any of the above, not only as a sub-genre (see below), but as a mixture of genres. Finally, they are defined by the general cultural movement of the historical period in which they were composed.

Genre should not be confused with age categories, by which literature may be classified as either adult, young-adult, or children’s. They also must not be confused with format, such as graphic novel or picture book. (source English Wikipedia)



A DIGITAL NOVEL – I strongly believe – belongs to a new genre, a new type of literary composition mainly created for a digital reader and a digital distribution horizon. However, different from the standard digital fictional writing, a digital novel is a more “committed” type of literary work and approach which attempts to fix in time and bring into the future the main characteristics, traits, of classical writing, when by “classical writing” we mean the “model”, the actual stylistic ideal, paradigm, pattern, to be preserved (Rina Brundu)


The first literary work of a new genre?


Click the book-cover to read an extract (Italian Edition).


Product Details

  • File Size: 782 KB
  • Print Length: 231 pages
  • Publisher: IPAZIA BOOKS; 1 edition (April 21, 2016)
  • Publication Date: April 21, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: Italian
  • ASIN: B01ENC94MK




2 Comments on “What is a DIGITAL NOVEL?

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