Popular literary category in different languagesLiterature in any language will be developing through different works. In general the literature of a particular language will be known through the poems or short stories or novels or through any other works. However there can be changes taking place from time to time. As an example in Malayalam literature poetical forms were more prominent and poets were getting more recognition in earlier period. Later novels came and novelists became popular. This was followed by short story writers. Again the poets came to lime light again. Novels followed with the cinematic versions coming up. Now, of late, short stories are getting more attention in weeklies and magazines.
Perhaps different situations will be there in other languages.