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Jazz is his favorite musical genre.
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  • Jazz is his favorite musical genre.
  • They divided films into eleven main genres: action, adventure, comedy, crime, drama, historical, horror, musical, science fiction, war, and western.
  • It was an unusual mix of art that represented both landscape and abstract genres.
  • She wants to write stories that ignore borders between genres, between written and spoken, between highbrow literature and children’s nursery rhymes, between New York and the imaginary village of Macondo, between the U.S. and Mexico.
    Sandra Cisneros  --  The House on Mango Street

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  • ...then tried to reconstruct the history of painting, including schools, styles, genres, and names of painters from...
    Nicole Krauss  --  The History of Love
  • How can you just rule out an entire genre?
    Sarah Dessen  --  Just Listen
  • As a young adult writer, I hear often of the negative portrayals of parents in my genre, but I am convinced that YA has nothing on fairy tales for evil parents (see, e.g., Hansel and Gretel, Snow White). This was how I conceived my story—unsugarcoated, though still with a happily ever after.
    Alex Flinn  --  Beastly
  • "I’m beginning to think you shouldn’t have started reading comics with a book that completely deconstructs the last fifty years of the genre," he said.
    Rainbow Rowell  --  Eleanor & Park
  • We could do without any more news coverage of the big-time reporter comes to hick town" genre.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • ’What grand genre!’ remarked Bazarov.
    Ivan Turgenev  --  Fathers and Sons

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  • "Should it matter what genre it is if the book is good?" he says.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • Another genre is going to have to appear to take its place.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • It was only a snapshot but for a sense of foreshadowing, of transience and doom, no master of Dutch genre painting could have set up the composition more skillfully.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • The doctors decide it’s time for a new genre.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • According to the conventions of the genre, Augustus Waters kept his sense of humor till the end, did not for a moment waiver in his courage, and his spirit soared like an indomitable eagle until the world itself could not contain his joyous soul.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • Odysseus, however, belongs to a very different world and a very different genre, that of heroic saga and epic poetry with its own characteristic diction and meter.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • Let’s look at another Victorian with experience in ghost and non-ghost genres, Henry James.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • The fairy tale genre was passionately cultivated by the Romantics.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • The philhellenic elites of the Roman Empire, for whom Greek was virtually a second language, used Homer’s texts as a staple of higher education and ranked the heroic epic as the noblest of poetic genres.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • But he had found a girl—he’d show her to Vronsky—a marvel, exquisite, in the strict Oriental style, "genre of the slave Rebecca, don’t you know."
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • That has a definite frisson, and is worthy of the genre.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • I had no intention of writing anything but short stories for Viking Press; I felt confident about the short story as a genre, but aside from being a voracious reader of novels from age ten, I neglected to take that course the English Department offered on The Novel.
    Leslie Marmon Silko  --  Ceremony
  • It’s the wrong genre!
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • He liked to sit in the easy chair with the yellow lamp glowing beside him, reading genre westerns and books about World War II.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Nights in Rodanthe
  • …schools of the old masters were represented by a Raphael Madonna, a Virgin by Leonardo da Vinci, a nymph by Correggio, a woman by Titian, an adoration of the Magi by Veronese, an assumption of the Virgin by Murillo, a Holbein portrait, a monk by Velazquez, a martyr by Ribera, a village fair by Rubens, two Flemish landscapes by Teniers, three little genre paintings by Gerard Dow, Metsu, and Paul Potter, two canvases by Gericault and Prud’hon, plus seascapes by Backhuysen and Vernet.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Why did you turn your talents toward that particular genre?
    Nora Roberts  --  Summer Pleasures
  • This in a scraped-raw voice faithful to the genre and evilly appreciated by the others in the room.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • We listened to these teenagers talking, as they flipped through the once-obsolete vinyl LPs the genre has made essential again.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • To discreet orchestral accompaniment, a veritable international chorus of celebrated singers, male and female, put their highly trained, God-given talents to good use in arias, duets, ensemble scenes from all the many epochs and genres of musical theater: the Mediterranean bel canto, captivating in both its lighthearted and noble forms; a German world of folklore, rogues, and demons; French opera, grand and comic.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • It said, variously: You are surreptitious B + student of life first thing hummer of Wagner and Strauss illegal alien emotional alien genre bug Yellow peril: neo-American great in bed overrated poppa’s boy sentimentalist anti-romantic _________analyst (you fill in) stranger follower traitor spy For a long time I was able to resist the idea of considering the list as a cheap parting shot, a last-ditch lob between our spoiling trenches.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • And then there are conventions that cross genre lines.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • And they don’t have to stick to genre.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • He asked what genre I wanted to write and I replied, "It doesn’t matter, so long as it’s good, right?"
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • What genre is it?
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • After taking his time chewing and swallowing, he said, "The Baby Bejesuses are innovators of the genre."
    Sarah Dessen  --  Just Listen
  • "All I’m hearing is blah, blah, blab, genre."
    Rainbow Rowell  --  Eleanor & Park
  • He was used to criticism of genre fiction and, more often than not, amused by it.
    Nora Roberts  --  Summer Pleasures
  • Hence it is that The Odyssey has often been called the first novel, for our own great narrative genre has much to say about the relations of the sexes, and is rich in the social nuances and psychological delicacies where Homer in his antique way is no less at ease.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • Do you object to the genre in general, or to my writing in it?
    Nora Roberts  --  Summer Pleasures
  • You’re seriously saying the only thing that bugs you is siblings and a genre of music?
    Sarah Dessen  --  Just Listen
  • And I say this as a person who generally loves the genre and who has read hundreds of mysteries.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • In truth, stories with winged characters make up a pretty small genre, but those few stories hold aspecial fascination.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • Comedy was the genre of fall, once the harvest was in and celebrations and laughter were appropriate.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • It’s in the nature of the genre that since the act itself is buried under layers of misdirection and obfuscation, it cannot support layers of meaning or signification.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • One of the German masters of the genre was E.T.A, Hoffmann.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • But Fabritius …. he’s making a pun on the genre …. a masterly riposte to the whole idea of trompe l’oeil …. because in other passages of the work—the head? the wing?
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • He had a ready appreciation of art, and probably, with a taste for imitating art, he supposed himself to have the real thing essential for an artist, and after hesitating for some time which style of painting to select—religious, historical, realistic, or genre painting—he set to work to paint.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • "This evening?" said the clerk when I finally got to the window: a broad, fair, middle aged woman, pillowy at the bosom and impersonally genial like a procuress in a second rate genre painting.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • 0ne of the less bullshitty conventions of the cancer kid genre is the Last Good Day convention, wherein the victim of cancer finds herself with some unexpected hours when it seems like the inexorable decline has suddenly plateaued, when the pain is for a moment bearable.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
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