In this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly,an article titled “Young Adult at Heart” discusses how many literary classics such as Lord of the Flies, To Kill a Mockingbird, and The Catcher in the Rye would most likely be classified as the Young Adult genre in today’s publishing industry because they feature young protagonists dealing with all sorts of plot lines, each with their own depth and thought.
It’s nice to see that one of the most popular entertainment magazines realizes that true literary art can come in any shape, size or genre.
Cheers to them!
(Also mentioned: The Diary of Anne Frank, Dune, Jane Eyre and A Separate Piece.)
I’d like to highlight the part about “true literary art can come in any shape, size or genre.“ Too often, the label of literary art is held back from some genres over another. It’s important to recognize that any genre can hold literary art.