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About Short Story Criticism

Why and how to use Short Story Criticism

Why use this resource?  Searchable database of full-length or excerpted criticism of short fiction and biographical information about significant writers of short fiction worldwide from all eras. Presents a range of modern and historical views on short fiction writers and their works.

What's in this resource? Full-length and excerpted English-language literary criticism from books and 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., Yellow Wallpaper); topic overviews (e.g., ghost story).


Biographies, Literary Criticism, Literature
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Connects directly to Literature Criticism Online (LCO). Upon entering, select this resource from the "by Product/Series" pull-down menu.