traditional criteria for what makes a novel a masterpiece

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n/a English literature Flashcards on traditional criteria for what makes a novel a masterpiece, created by ScytheLord on 24/02/2016.

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Authenticity Does the text reflect an authentic experience? It is by a known and respected author? Does the text demonstrate some authentic emotion felt by the author when writing it?
Universality Is the text representative of the common human experience throughout time?
Subject Matter Is the text dealing with subject matter that is sufficiently significant?
Aesthetics Does the text demonstrate an innovative, complex use of language and form? Does the author's innovation builds on accepted standards. Does the text display artistic unity? Does the author maintain proper distance from the text (is the author too involved with the subject matter to objectively address it?)
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