Literature

Sub-Genres of Literature

 

    To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

A gripping, heart-wrenching, and wholly remarkable tale of coming-of-age in a South poisoned by virulent prejudice, it views a world of great beauty and savage inequities through the eyes of a young girl, as her father--a crusading local lawyer--risks everything to defend a black man unjustly accused of a terrible crime.

Year: 1960
Genre: Coming of AgeLiteratureSouthern Gothic

    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey

In this classic novel of the 1960's, Ken Kesey's hero is Randle Patrick McMurphy, a boisterous, brawling, fun-loving rebel who swaggers into the world of a mental hospital and takes over. But this defiance, which starts as a sport, soon develops into a grim struggle, an all-out war between two relentless opponents.

Year: 1962
Genre: Literature

 

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