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Literary criticism is "evaluative or interpretive work written by professional interpreters of texts. It is 'criticism' not because it is negative or corrective, but rather because those who write criticism ask hard, analytical, crucial, or 'critical' questions about the works they read."
For more information see: LitWeb: The Norton Introduction to Literature: Writing About Literature.
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Writing Literary Criticism
General Search Tips
To search for literary criticism on an author's works, include the search term - criticism.
To search for information about theauthor's life, include the search term - biography.
If an author's last name is common, include both the first and last namein your search (e.g., stephen king)