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what is the examples of words creations?

what is a literary coinage? can you gave me at least 20 examples pls…. thank you

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Literary Coinage or neologisms means terms used by an author in a book that in time has become mainstream. Meaning these are words invented or coined by the author. Examples of which are:

“grok”- (to achieve complete intuitive understanding), from Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein;

“McJob”, from Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture by Douglas Coupland;

“cyberspace”, from Neuromancer by William Gibson.

Sometimes the title of the book will become the neologism, for instance, Catch-22 (from the title of Joseph Heller’s novel). Also worthy of note is the case in which the author’s name becomes the neologism, although the term is sometimes based on only one work of that author. This includes such words as “Orwellian” (from George Orwell, referring to his novel Nineteen Eighty-Four) and “Ballardesque” (from J.G. Ballard, author of Crash). Kurt Vonnegut’s Cat’s Cradle was the container of the Bokononism family of nonce words.

Another category is words derived from famous characters in literature, such as “quixotic” (referring to the titular character in Don Quixote de la Mancha by Cervantes), a “scrooge” (from the main character in Dickens’s A Christmas Carol), or a “pollyanna” (from Eleanor H. Porter’s book of the same name).


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