A.O. Scott has spent his career defining the epic, a term that has become synonymous with the idea that literature is about a certain kind of story.
“Epic literature is the story of a particular kind of character, of a certain way of looking at the world,” Scott, professor emeritus at Yale University and author of The Epic Dictionary of Literary Terms, said in an interview with The Washington Post.
“It’s the story that tells you about who you are, how you think, what you’re capable of.
It’s not the story about what happened or who the hero is.
That’s what the epic means.”
The definition of epic literature has evolved in recent years.
Some writers like Stephen King have used the term to describe a literary epic, which spans several novels, movies and TV shows.
The term has also been used in the arts, with artists like Frank Miller and Mark Rothko creating works that are considered to be epic works.
Scott believes that the definition of “epic” is not quite as straightforward as it once was.
“I don’t think people fully understand the meaning of epic,” Scott said.
“The definition has become so broad that people have no idea what it means.”
A classic example of the epic-writing trend is George R.R. Martin’s books.
Martin has written several epic works, including The Winds of Winter and A Dance with Dragons.
But unlike Martin, Scott says that the writer of The Winds Of Winter, George R, Martin does not claim to be an epic novelist.
“George R. R. Martin is the great epic novelist,” Scott told The Washington D.C. Post.
Scott argues that it is important to remember that epic literature does not refer to a single novel.
Instead, it is a collection of stories told in chronological order.
He said that the “continuity” of the stories is essential to the story.
Scott also believes that while epic works are often set in a specific time period, there are often elements that relate to the current political situation.
“You can’t just go into a story and say, ‘This is the political climate today,’ ” Scott said in the interview.
“What you have to do is take all the events that have occurred over the past century and then sort of weave them together.
You don’t want to just go from one point of view to the other.”
While Scott argues for a “continuum” of storytelling, he does not think that the epic writer is a perfect writer.
“There are certain tropes that are just so important to epic that they can’t be put into one novel,” Scott explained.
“They can’t come together in a single work.
You have to think of the different elements that are going to be connected to each other.”
Scott says there is also an important distinction between epic fiction and the genre of literature that is typically used in poetry and prose.
The “drama” genre of poetry and the “serious” or “serious-minded” literature of prose are not meant to be considered epic works of literature.
Scott’s definition of the term also makes clear that there are many different types of literature, which are defined in terms of a “story.”
He pointed to a study that was done by the International Journal of Poetry and the American Literature Association (IJPLA) to find out what types of literary works people use to define epic literature.
The study looked at the definition and definitions of different literary genres and found that literary genres were often defined in relation to a specific political and social situation.
The studies results also indicated that different literary types are associated with different political and political ideologies.
Scott said that this may be because, as with other literary genres, a narrative may be about one thing or another.
“But in literary terms, we are talking about the whole, and the whole is an experience,” Scott concluded.
“So the whole cannot be a narrative of a single story.”
In Scott’s opinion, epic literature is an “episodic language.”
Scott believes the definition can help us better understand what it is like to be a writer.
Scott pointed to the example of a classic novel, a book that has stood the test of time and is not considered to have been written in a particular time.
“If you have a classic book and you are thinking, ‘I’m going to write a new book,’ and you have an epic novel and you’re thinking, I’m going a different direction, you’re going in the wrong direction,” Scott added.
“That’s what makes epic literature different.
You’re going to go in the direction of the story, not just a specific way of telling it.”