See also: literary criticism
This category contains works which don't fit into any of the genre categories or into "world" or "medieval" literature.
"Realism is a genre, just as fantasy is a genre or romance is a genre. It's a recent one - much younger than either fantasy or romance. Though it's a genre at which we in the West in the last couple of hundred years have excelled, there is no way in which it is superior to other genres except in being more realistic. It is, accordingly, less imaginative, less mysterious, less romantic, less scientific, less magical, less western, less thrilling, less..."
Ursula K. Le Guin, "On Despising Genres"