A short story padded. A species of composition bearing the same relation to literature that the panorama bears to art. As it is too long to be read at a sitting the impressions made by its successive parts are successively effaced, as in the panorama. Unity, totality of effect, is impossible; for besides the few pages last read all that is carried in mind is the mere plot of what has gone before. To the romance the novel is what photography is to painting. Its distinguishing principle, probability, corresponds to the literal actuality of the photograph and puts it distinctly into the category of reporting; whereas the free wing of the romancer enables him to mount to such altitudes of imagination as he may be fitted to attain; and the first three essentials of the literary art are imagination, imagination and imagination. The art of writing novels, such as it was, is long dead everywhere except in Russia, where it is new. Peace to its ashes -- some of which have a large sale.
Of recent origin or introduction; not ancient; new; hence, out of the ordinary course; unusual; strange; surprising.
That which is new or unusual; a novelty.
A fictitious tale or narrative, longer than a short story, having some degree of complexity and development of characters; it is usually organized as a time sequence of events, and is commonly intended to exhibit the operation of the passions, and often of love.
News; fresh tidings.
A new or supplemental constitution. See the Note under Novel, a.
a collection of chapters that never die but are carried like seed into a new country, are told to the youth of tomorrow, and create new strengths within us
a new experience
a bit like a journey, you just take it step by step
a journey from innocence to experience
a journey to a known destination
an experience that occurs inside your head
a book Dan recommended to me
a great book
a hard-boiled detective book that happens to be about a vampire
a marathon and a picture book is a sprint, but the shorter the project, the less malleable to revision
a mirror carried along a high road
a mirror carried along a main road
a mirror that strolls along a highway
a mirror walking along a main road
a living thing, all one and continuous, like any other organism, and in proportion as it lives will it be found, I think, that in each of the parts there is something of each of the other parts
a living thing, and as such can sometimes take on a life of its own
a long, long thing
a medicine bundle, holding things in a particular, powerful relation to one another and to us
a broader paint brush, and the reader can't look under the rug
a collaboration between the reader and the text
a masterpiece as long as the first and last paragraph reflect a moment of sublime beauty and thought, leaving the reader with all but a sigh, which is enough
a series of words that only comes to life as an adventure or romance or tragedy in the reader's mind
a different structure
an example of a publication that has a very simple structure
a structure of structures
an end in itself, and these written pieces in the New Yorker, they are much more about sentences
a piece of art which does not so much report life as transmute it
a piece of scientific evidence/data