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English: American Author: Critical Articles for Literature: Home
Excerpts from criticism of the works of novelists, poets, playwrights, short story writers and other creative writers who lived between 1900 and 1960, from the first published critical appraisals to current evaluations.
Indexes: Each volume contains index cumulative from v. 1
These books in the WHS Library reference collection are excellent sources for criticism:
Literary criticism is the evaluation, analysis, description, or interpretation of literary works. Criticism may examine a particular literary work, or may look at an author's writings as a whole. Finding literary criticism can be challenging. This pathfinder is designed to help students in researching and writing a paper that requires sources of literary criticism.
A Literary Index: Internet Resources in Literature. A selective index geared toward students and scholars that includes sections on conducting literary research, archives of e-texts, and information on books and presses, composition rhetoric and writing, and teaching literature. The site is well organized and provides background information on the resources it provides. Maintained by Chris Flack for the Department of English at Vanderbilt University.
Internet Public Library Online Literary Criticism Collection. A collection of more than 4,000 links, selected for quality and organized by author, title, nationality, and period. Some links are to subscription databases that may not be available in your library, but most are freely accessible. The Internet Public Library (IPL) is a public service organization of the School of Information at the University of Michigan.
The ipl2 Literary Criticism Collection contains critical and biographical websites about authors and their works that can be browsed by author, by title, or by nationality and literary period. The collection is not inclusive of all the work on the web, nor does it plan to be. The sites are selected with some thought to their overall usefulness.
You can also perform “good” Google searches that result in appropriate literary analysis.
·Use Google Scholar, which helps to eliminate the “junk”
·Search with quotes and restrict to .edu or .org sites:“Book Title”site:edu”
·Search with quotes and the plus sign: "Critical Analysis” + “Ernest Hemingway"