Saturday, January 20, 2018

What period or literary school are we in now?

It's a time that yielded The Guilt of the Stars, 50 Shades of Gray, and The Chronicles of Ice and Fire ... hard to find a pattern, no?

Today there are two classifications: "indefinite" or "contemporary trends", which are valid for both national and global literature. But for most scholars of literature, this latter category is not very well accepted. "It is all in this 'contemporary trend', that is, it is a term that does not clarify anything," says Silvio Bedani, a master in literary theory and literature compared by USP. For Eduardo Calbucci, master in linguistics, the classification of a certain period can only happen after a temporary distance. "It is possible that, in 20 or 30 years, we realize that in 2017 we lived in a certain literary school, because the works of today had similar aesthetic characteristics. But it is still not possible to point this out, 

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