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About Contemporary Literary Criticism  

Why and how to use Contemporary Literary Criticism
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Why use this resource? Full-length or excerpted criticism of works in all literary genres and biographical information about significant writers and filmmakers worldwide now living or who died after December 31,1959. Presents a range of modern and historical views on writers and their works.

What's in this resource? Full-text English-language literary criticism from books, magazines, literary reviews, newspapers, and scholarly journals; biographical profiles; for each entry, a chronological list of the writer's major works and a list of further reading; work overviews (e.g., Beloved); topic overviews (e.g., contemporary crime fiction).


biographies, drama, film studies, literary criticism, literature
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