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  • n. The property of being literary, either being a work of literature or knowledgable of literature.

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  • What grants it its exalted place may be called literariness or art or any number of other names, but whatever these are, they are, finally, ineffable things.

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  • Even so, literary fiction is generally characterized as distinctive based on its content and style ( "literariness", the concern to be "writerly").

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  • On the other hand, it needs to, on some other level/s, be more than just a story: I look for "literariness".

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  • I was expecting to experience "literariness" in several pubs.

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  • (chuck out a number, any number) * how much and what kind of literariness do you have to have in a piece before you can get a macarthur?

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  • He believes that this is a way to spark a broader embracing of literariness, literature and self-expression.

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  • I agree with the sentiments expressed by a few in that comments section: the world of literary journals values a particular kind of writing (not coincidentally the kind often produced by MFA students) that is very disengaged from the world and instead focussed on ‘literariness’.

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  • Can most video games on a scale of literariness and "game-ness" with Tetris at one end and, say, Kana Little Sister on the other?

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  • Can most video games be placed on a scale of literariness and "game-ness" with Tetris at one end and, say, Kana Little Sister on the other?

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  • As a result, the anthologies reflect Gargoyle's anything-goes aesthetic, mixing experimental and realist fiction, pop culture and literariness in a way that mainstream publishing usually does not.

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