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Novella
A NOVELLA is a text of written, fictional, narrative prose normally longer than a short story but shorter than a novel . The English word "novella" derives from the Italian novella, feminine of novello, which means "new". The novella is a common literary genre in several European languages. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Structure * 3 Versus novel * 4 Versus novelette * 5 Notable examples * 6 Word counts * 7 See also * 8 References * 9 Further reading * 10 External links HISTORYThe novella as a literary genre began developing in the early Renaissance
Renaissance
by the Italian and French literatura, principally Giovanni Boccaccio , author of The Decameron (1353). The Decameron featured 100 tales (novellas) told by 10 people (seven women and three men) fleeing the Black Death
Black Death
, by escaping from Florence
Florence
to the Fiesole hills in 1348
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Renaissance
The RENAISSANCE (UK : /rᵻˈneɪsəns/ , US : /rɛnəˈsɑːns/ ) was a period in European history , from the 14th to the 17th century, regarded as the cultural bridge between the Middle Ages and modern history . It started as a cultural movement in Italy
Italy
in the Late Medieval period and later spread to the rest of Europe, marking the beginning of the Early Modern Age . The intellectual basis of the Renaissance
Renaissance
was its own invented version of humanism , derived from the rediscovery of classical Greek philosophy, such as that of Protagoras , who said that "Man is the measure of all things." This new thinking became manifest in art, architecture, politics, science and literature. Early examples were the development of perspective in oil painting and the recycled knowledge of how to make concrete
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Critical Theory
CRITICAL THEORY (or "SOCIAL CRITICAL THEORY") is a school of thought that stresses the reflective assessment and critique of society and culture by applying knowledge from the social sciences and the humanities . As a term, critical theory has two meanings with different origins and histories: the first originated in sociology and the second originated in literary criticism , whereby it is used and applied as an umbrella term that can describe a theory founded upon critique ; thus, the theorist Max Horkheimer described a theory as critical insofar as it seeks "to liberate human beings from the circumstances that enslave them." In sociology and political philosophy , the term critical theory describes the neo- Marxist philosophy of the Frankfurt School , which was developed in Germany in the 1930s. Frankfurt theorists drew on the critical methods of Karl Marx
Karl Marx
and Sigmund Freud
Sigmund Freud

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Performance
A PERFORMANCE, in the performing arts , generally comprises an event in which a performer or group of performers present one or more works of art to an audience . Usually the performers participate in rehearsals beforehand. Afterwards audience members often applaud. The means of expressing appreciation can vary by culture. Chinese performers will clap with the audience at the end of a performance; the return applause signals "thank you" to the audience. In Japan
Japan
, folk performing-arts performances commonly attract individuals who take photographs, sometimes getting up to the stage and within inches of performer's faces. Sometimes the dividing line between performer and the audience may become blurred, as in the example of "participatory theatre " where audience members get involved in the production. Theatrical performances can take place daily or at some other regular interval
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Media (communication)
MEDIA is the collective communication outlets or tools that are used to store and deliver information or data . It is either associated with COMMUNICATION MEDIA, or the specialized mass media communication businesses such as print media and the press , photography , advertising , cinema , broadcasting (radio and television), publishing . and point of sale . CONTENTS* 1 Media * 1.1 Electronic media
Electronic media
* 1.2 Social impacts * 2 Games as a medium for communication * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 Further reading MEDIAThe word media is defined as "one of the means or channels of general communication in society" , as newspapers, radio, television etc.." The beginning of human communication through designed channels, i.e. not vocalization or gestures, dates back to ancient cave paintings , drawn maps , and writing
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Black Death
The BLACK DEATH was one of the most devastating pandemics in human history , resulting in the deaths of an estimated 75 to 200 million people in Eurasia and peaking in Europe
Europe
in the years 1346–1353. Although there were several competing theories as to the cause of the Black Death, analyses of DNA
DNA
from people in northern and southern Europe
Europe
published in 2010 and 2011 indicate that the pathogen responsible was the Yersinia pestis
Yersinia pestis
bacterium , resulting in several forms of plague , including the bubonic plague . The Black Death
Black Death
is thought to have originated in the arid plains of Central Asia
Central Asia
, where it then travelled along the Silk Road , reaching Crimea
Crimea
by 1343
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Giovanni Boccaccio
GIOVANNI BOCCACCIO (/boʊˈkɑːtʃiˌoʊ, -tʃoʊ, bə-/ ; Italian: ; 1313 – 21 December 1375) was an Italian writer, poet, correspondent of Petrarch , and an important Renaissance
Renaissance
humanist . Boccaccio wrote a number of notable works, including The Decameron and On Famous Women . He wrote his imaginative literature mostly in the Italian vernacular , as well as other works in Latin, and is particularly noted for his realistic dialogue which differed from that of his contemporaries, medieval writers who usually followed formulaic models for character and plot. CONTENTS* 1 Biography * 1.1 Early life * 1.2 Adult years * 2 Works * 3 See also * 4 Citations * 5 Sources * 6 Further reading * 7 External links BIOGRAPHYThe details of Boccaccio's birth are uncertain. He was born in Florence
Florence
or in a village near Certaldo where his family was from
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Realism (arts)
REALISM in the arts is the attempt to represent subject matter truthfully, without artificiality and avoiding artistic conventions, implausible, exotic and supernatural elements. Realism has been prevalent in the arts at many periods, and is in large part a matter of technique and training, and the avoidance of stylization. In the visual arts, illusionistic realism is the accurate depiction of lifeforms, perspective, and the details of light and colour. Realist works of art may emphasize the mundane, ugly or sordid, such as works of social realism , regionalism , or kitchen sink realism . There have been various realism movements in the arts, such as the opera style of verismo , literary realism , theatrical realism and Italian neorealist cinema . The realism art movement in painting began in France in the 1850s, after the 1848 Revolution
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Warren Cariou
WARREN CARIOU is a writer and associate professor of English at the University of Manitoba
University of Manitoba
. CONTENTS * 1 Biography * 2 Honours * 3 Works * 4 References BIOGRAPHYCariou received a B.A. (Hons) from the University of Saskatchewan
University of Saskatchewan
and an MA and PhD from the University of Toronto
University of Toronto
(1998). In 1999 he published a book of short stories, The Exalted Company of Roadside Martyrs, with Coteau Books. This was followed up in 2002 with his memoir Lake of the Prairies, which gained him a wider audience. It won the 2002 Drainie-Taylor Prize for Biography and was shortlisted for the 2004 Charles Taylor Prize . In 2005 Cariou served on the jury for the prestigious Scotiabank Giller Prize
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Heptameron
For the medieval grimoire called the Heptameron, see Pietro d\'Abano . Hinchliff's engraving of Marguerite , Queen of Navarre , from an 1864 edition of The Heptaméron The Gentleman's Spur catching in the Sheet. Illustration from an 1894 edition of The Tales of the Heptameron. The HEPTAMéRON is a collection of 72 short stories written in French by Marguerite of Navarre (1492–1549), published posthumously in 1558. It has the form of a frame narrative and was inspired by The Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio . It was originally intended to contain one hundred stories covering ten days just as The Decameron does, but at Marguerite’s death it was only completed as far as the second story of the eighth day. Many of the stories deal with love, lust, infidelity, and other romantic and sexual matters
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Marguerite De Navarre
MARGUERITE DE NAVARRE (French : Marguerite d'Angoulême, Marguerite d'Alençon; 11 April 1492 – 21 December 1549), also known as MARGUERITE OF ANGOULêME and MARGARET OF NAVARRE, was the princess of France
France
, Queen of Navarre
Navarre
, and Duchess of Alençon and Berry . She was married to Henry II of Navarre
Henry II of Navarre
. Her brother became King of France , as Francis I , and the two siblings were responsible for the celebrated intellectual and cultural court and salons of their day in France. Marguerite is the ancestress of the Bourbon kings of France
France
, being the mother of Jeanne d\'Albret , whose son, Henry of Navarre, succeeded as Henry IV of France
France
, the first Bourbon king. As an author and a patron of humanists and reformers, she was an outstanding figure of the French Renaissance
French Renaissance

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Stefan Zweig
STEFAN ZWEIG (/zwaɪɡ, swaɪɡ/ ; German: ; November 28, 1881 – February 22, 1942) was an Austrian novelist, playwright, journalist and biographer. At the height of his literary career, in the 1920s and 1930s, he was one of the most popular writers in the world. CONTENTS * 1 Biography * 2 Work * 3 Bibliography * 3.1 Fiction * 3.2 Biographies and historical texts * 3.3 Plays * 3.4 Other * 3.5 Letters * 4 Adaptations * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 Further reading * 8 External links BIOGRAPHY Stefan Zweig (standing) in Vienna
Vienna
with his brother Alfred, circa 1900 Zweig was born in Vienna
Vienna
, the son of Moritz Zweig (1845–1926), a wealthy Jewish
Jewish
textile manufacturer, and Ida Brettauer (1854–1938), a daughter of a Jewish
Jewish
banking family
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Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde
STRANGE CASE OF DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE is a gothic novella by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson
Robert Louis Stevenson
first published in 1886. The work is also known as THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE, DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE, or simply JEKYLL "> Robert Louis Stevenson
Robert Louis Stevenson
Stevenson had long been intrigued by the idea of how personalities can affect a human and how to incorporate the interplay of good and evil into a story. While still a teenager, he developed a script for a play about Deacon Brodie , which he later reworked with the help of W. E. Henley and which was produced for the first time in 1882. In early 1884, he wrote the short story " Markheim ", which he revised in 1884 for publication in a Christmas annual . According to his essay, "A Chapter on Dreams" (Scribner's Jan
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Lists Of Writers
The following are LISTS OF WRITERS : CONTENTS * 1 Lists by name * 2 Lists by century * 3 Lists of women writers and works * 4 Lists by genre * 5 Lists by ethnicity or nationality * 6 Lists by language (non-English) * 7 See also * 8 External links LISTS BY NAMEA – B – C – D – E – F – G – H – I – J – K – L – M – N – O – P – Q – R – S – T – U – V – W – X – Y – Z LISTS BY CENTURY * Notable 20th-century writers * 21st-century writers LISTS OF WOMEN WRITERS AND WORKS Main list * Women writers By country * Albanian women writers * Algerian women writers * Argentine women writers * Austrian women writers * Azerbaijani women writers * Bangladeshi women writers * Belgian women writers * Bolivian women writers * Bosnia and Herzegovina women writers * Brazilian women writers * Bulgarian women writers * Chilean women wri
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