Escape Literature

Entertainment / Literature / Escape Literature: Not to be confused with escapist literature, escape literature (also called literature of escape) includes books and short stories about desperate protagonists escaping from confinement--especially from prisoner-of-war camps during the First and Second World Wars. These books and stories are usually designed to be suspenseful and focus on the psychological effects of imprisonment. Examples include H. G. Durnford's The Tunnellers of Holzminden and Eric Williams' The Wooden Horse. More generally, any narrative with a significant involvement in escaping from confinement might be called escape literature, including Stephen King's novella Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption, or the first part of Alexander Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo.

Other Words for Escape

Escape Verb Synonyms: drain, leak, issue, seep, discharge, emanate
Escape Noun Synonyms: get away, break out or free, bolt, flee, fly, run away or off, elope, decamp, abscond, steal or slip off or away, take to one's heels, take French leave, disappear, vanish, levant, take off, clear out, cut and run, duck out, make oneself scarce

Other Words for Literature

Literature Adjective Synonyms: writing(s), letters, belles-lettres, creative writing(s)

Escapist Literature

Entertainment / Literature / Escapist Literature: Not to be confused with escape literature, escapist literature is designed primarily for imaginative entertainment rather than readings designed for provoking thought or addressing serious social issu MORE


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Literature Of Sensibility

Entertainment / Literature / Literature Of Sensibility: Eighteenth-century literature that values emotionalism over rationalism. This literature tends to perceive feelings as more reliable guides to morality and truth than abstract principles, and thus it MORE