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Literature: Writing About Literature

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What is a literary criticism?

Literary criticisms are interpretations or analysis that other authors have written on a literary work (e.g., short stories, novels). Take note that it's often easier to find articles on more popular authors and literary works. 


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  • Begin your search with the title of the literary work
  • Click on Full-text and select Literary Criticism under Document Type
  • Not finding articles on a short story? Try searching for the book where the short story can be found
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