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Thread #157878   Message #4028691
Posted By: GUEST,Pseudonymous
16-Jan-20 - 07:08 PM
Thread Name: Dave Harker, Fakesong
Subject: RE: Dave Harker, Fakesong
More thread drift, but taking up the topic with Lighter once more: the very term 'literature' has shifted in meaning. My understanding is that in Elizabethan times the word would indicate anything written, more or less. This broader sense survives in some usages today: we might read of 'marketing literature' for example. It took a while to acquire the modern, perhaps rather elitist sense of 'literature' - as opposed to, say, 'pulp fiction'. But for me, much of this is in the eye of the beholder anyway.