Listed below are my posts on the subject of "literature," in the sense of literature being distinct from fiction more generally.
Why We Describe Less
Of Balzac and James
On the First Person Point of View
Making Sense of Midcult
Reading Literary Classics, Again
What is a Novel?
Telling Lies About Tolstoy's War and Peace
The Pursuit of Literary Perfection
Lying About What We Read
Learning the Novelist's Craft
A Note on The "Cool Stuff" Theory of Literature
Reading Literary Classics
What is Literature?
Of Genre Fiction and Literary Fiction
Postmodernism and Self-Censorship
A Note on Literary Technique in an Age of Muddle