User:CatCat/Work Formats

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work types: (format) call it "type"

fictional (skjønnliteratur): BB-404 roman - novel novelle - short story poetry - diktsamling picturebook - chiefly for children, there is no or very little text screenplay - textual script of a play, movie or series comic/graphic novel/manga - the distinction from picturebook is several squares of images and text, though it can be difficult to pin-point as there are text-less graphic novels.

diary? is a diary based book a novel though? a picture book can be a short story...


non fiction: (Sakprosa) subject prose (a much better term than "non" fiction). BB-403 colouringbook/activitybook - books designed to be drawn and written in for amusement and leisure. artbook - contains depictions and dissertations on art photobook - contains photos notebook - contains musical-notation crafts - books about knitting, embroidery papercraft, etc - almost always contains diagrams and patterns. educational - faktabøker, many subtypes.

the diff between art and photo book as a "type" of work is: artbooks are about the work of an artist, ex Dail a photobook is about the photography of an artist.. this does sound like the same thing after all actually. probably art and photobooks are the same "type" of work, the diff between these and "picture book" is that in the former the work is *about* the images, where in the latter the images are *part of the work it is in* ie themselves part of the book's work. this is true too of comics.

pulp saga/kvad prosa eventyr


"omnibus" (collected works of (an) author possible most or all) "collection" (curated selection of works by several authors.)


abridged guided reader/


(imho we should brobably *not* separate comics from manga/manwa from "graphic novel" these are all boxes with images and textbubbles. there is indeed some distinction in *genre* of eg Calvin & Hobbes serialised 3ruters setup-delivery-punchline and serialised continuised stories like Attack on Titan or Sandman, but how do these relate?) Another problem is that comics can be both skjønnliteratur *and* sakprosa

comic graphic novel Comic fanzine: a non-professional and non-official publication produced by enthusiasts of a particular cultural phenomenon (such as a literary or musical genre). Comic strips: A compilation of comic strips is a sequence of drawings arranged in interrelated panels to display brief humour or form a narrative, often serialized, with text in balloons and captions. Graphic novel: a fictional story that is presented in comic-strip format and published as a book Manga: Japanese comic books Manfra: Franco-Belgian comics inspired by manga. Manhua: Chinese comics produced in Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan Manhwa: Korean comics


non fiction: (Sakprosa) subject prose (a much better term than "non" fiction). BB-403 it's problematic because how much "fiction" does a magazine contain? history books? an educational book in a language for teaching? (ex: an english book will contain snippets of fiction!) conversely is a colouringbook fiction or no? and comics can be either. more and more I think of this I feel having distinctions between the two is pointless. see also comic above. additionally it would remove any problems with classifying religious texts as fiction/notfiction.

informational: newspaper - monthly, weekly or daily news. magazine - journal - scientific journal biography - book about someone

educational: educational - faktabøker historic - historiebøker religious - religjøse tekster

- salmebøker

atlas - atlasbøker school - specifically schoolbooks as opposed to general informational. (skolebøker) the kind of book o'reilly and "x for dummies" books are herbaries flora (some overlap with herbary?) fauna heraldry ancestorial letters

crafts - books about knitting, embroidery papercraft, etc - almost always contains diagrams and patterns. embroidery - brodering(burder være under craft, for du has strikking mm. sigh) cook book - recepies for making food.


utility: manual - technical description or instructions. map book (separate from atlas as these are were used chiefly as driving and hiking aids) catalogue (purchasing) telephonecatalogue (directory) colletors catalogue - (stamps, coins, etc)

ordbøker: dictionary - encyclopaedia - leksikon thesaurus - synonymordbok crossword-book - kryssordbøker




work types: (genre) science fiction fantasy romance horror historic epic tragedy comedy crime/detective drama

melodrama tragicomedy