LUCKY JIM By Kingsley Amis Kingsley Amis's first and best novel, and one of the founding books of the genre.
Hoping to tempt her back into writing, her agent suggested that she and her husband collaborate on a book in his genre.
The labels rely on formulas and rules because their genre categories are defined by them.
1770, as a French word in English (nativized from c.1840), from French genre "kind, sort, style" (see gender). Used especially in French for "independent style." Of painting, "depicting scenes of ordinary life" (as compared to "landscape," "historical," etc.) from 1849.