Okay forreal hold on, don't ban me. Is this literature? When do works go from being X to literature?
Like Romeo & Juliett obviously wasn't literature when it came out, but then eventually it did.
a) is this literature?
b) more generally, when does a work become literature?
inb4 massive shitstorm and we get banned. Please keep it together /lit/
You should ask when does a piece become art, and use the example of somebody's random stick figure sketch compared to the mona lisa.
The safest/least exciting answer is that it's a social consensus on what we recognise as artistic.
If it's a book it's literature. this is the only objective standard to determine what literature is. anything else is the second rate opinion of a smug liberal crybaby who wants /lit/ to be his hugbox
You seem to be implying that the greatest work of the 20th century might not be literature? Why?
>An Austrian laments over the death of his country; weeping, he grasps a pistol and fights for his brothers in Munich.
I was bored once when reading the book. If that qualifies as "boring" i don't know, but the book did change me. It would be weird if it didn't, being as it's basically the manifesto of the most important figure in recent human history.