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  Locate Literary Criticism

Important!  The link to each title below connects directly to Literature Criticism Online (LCO). Upon entering LCO, in the "by Product/Series" menu, de-select all the titles except the one you wish to search. Reminder: you may also cross-search these titles.

Contemporary Literary Criticism  / Major writers and filmmakers worldwide now living or who died after December 31,1999.

Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism  / Major writers worldwide who died between 1900-1999.

Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism  /  Major writers worldwide who died between 1800-1899.

Short Story Criticism  / Major short fiction writers worldwide from all eras.

Drama Criticism  / Major dramatists worldwide from all eras.

Poetry Criticism  / Major poets worldwide from all eras. Presents a range of modern and historical views on poets and their works.

Books in Bailey/Howe Library

Circulating Collection (3rd floor. Call Number range: PN-PS)

To find books of literary criticism, use the subject approach in the Classic Library Catalog (Quick Search mode), and look for "criticism and interpretation" as the subheading.
Example:whitman walt 1819-1892 criticism and interpretation

Type the name of the writer (last name first name) and look for  "criticism and interpretation."  
NOTE: Do not type "criticism and interpretation" after the author's name. The birth (and death) date usually follows the name.  Type last name first name and then scroll down the list of subheadings until you see that subheading.

If a literary work has been widely studied, sometimes an entire book of literary criticism is devoted to that one book.
Example: austen jane 1775-1817 pride and prejudice