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Literature and Criticism: Literary Criticism

Look for books that discuss the story or author. 

Online Books

Use the Library's ebook databases to search for available online books.

Some Ways of Thinking about Literature and Authors

  • Regionally: authors from the Southeast, Southwest, British Islands
  • Thematically:  poems about death, love, nature, God, conflict
  • Temporally: short stories from the Harlam Renaissance, from World War I, from the Jazz Age
  • Demographically: black women poets, gay male novelists, feminist playwrights
  • Philosophically:  Existential authors, Beat novelists, Romantic poets, revolutionary writers

"this is one great thing that literature can do--it can make us identify with situations and people far away" Chinua Achebe

Annotated Bibliographies