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About Contemporary Literary Criticism

Why and how to use Contemporary Literary Criticism

Why use this resource? Searchable database of 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-length and excerpted 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 american crime fiction).


Biographies, Drama, Film Studies, Literary Criticism, Literature, Poetry
Dates of Coverage  varies (literary criticism/reviews/topic and work overviews)
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Connects directly to Literature Criticism Online (LCO). Upon entering, select this resource from the "by Product/Series"  pull-down menu.