Literature vs Colportage - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between literature and colportage

is that literature is the body of all written works while colportage is the distribution or selling of publications via carriers, particularly devotional literature.

literature

English

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Alternative forms

* literatuer (obsolete)

Noun

(en-noun)
  • The body of all written works.
  • The collected creative writing of a nation, people, group or culture.
  • All the papers, treatises etc. published in academic journals on a particular subject.
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  • The obvious question to ask at this point is: ‘Why posit the existence of a set of Thematic Relations (THEME, AGENT, INSTRUMENT, etc.) distinct from constituent structure relations?? The answer given in the relevant literature is that a variety of linguistic phenomena can be accounted for in a more principled way in terms of Thematic Functions than in terms of constituent structure relations.
  • Written fiction of a high standard.
  • However, even “literary” science fiction rarely qualifies as literature , because it treats characters as sets of traits rather than as fully realized human beings with unique life stories. —Adam Cadre, 2008

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    colportage

    English

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    Noun

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  • the distribution or selling of publications via carriers, particularly devotional literature