Theorie:

To speak about genres, you need the appropriate vocabulary.
 
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Historical novel – Historischer Roman

Story – Geschichte

Detective story – Detektivgeschichte

Love story – Liebesgeschichte

Adventure story – Abenteuergeschichte

Short story – Kurzgeschichte

Horror story – Horrorgeschichte

Ghost story – Geistergeschichte, Gruselgeschichte

Fairy tale – Märchen

Travel book – Reisebericht

Legend / a myth – Legende, Mythos, Sage

Biography – Biografie

Poem – Gedicht

Poetry – Lyrik, Dichtung
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