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African American Literary Criticism - Hazel Arnett Ervin (Editor)
Call Number: REF 810.9 ERV
ISBN: 0805716831
Publication Date: 1999-08-01

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Twentieth Century Literary Criticism - Sharon Hall
ISBN: 0810302195
Publication Date: 1982-12-03

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A Dictionary of Literary and Thematic Terms - Edward Quinn
Call Number: REF 803 QUI
ISBN: 0816062439
Publication Date: 2006-08-01



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Alienation - Harold Bloom; Blake Hobby
ISBN: 9781438119168
Publication Date: 2009-01-01

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The American Dream - Harold Bloom; Blake Hobby
ISBN: 9781438125602
Publication Date: 2009-01-01

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Rebirth and Renewal - Harold Bloom; Blake Hobby
ISBN: 9781438125596
Publication Date: 2009-01-01

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The Victorian Novel - Harold Bloom (Editor)
ISBN: 9781438115023
Publication Date: 2009-01-01

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Where to find Literary Criticism in the Library Media Center

809 History, description, critical appraisal of more than two literatures

809.1 Poetry—criticism

809.2 Drama (Literature)—criticism

809.3 Fiction—criticism

809.4 Essayists (Literature)

809.5 After-dinner speeches—literature—history and criticism

809.6 Letters (Literature)—criticism

809.7 Humor—literary criticism

809.8 Literature for and by groups of people

809.9 Literature displaying specific features, miscellaneous writing


Literary Reference Center

Literary Reference Center™ (LRC) is a full-text database that combines information from major respected reference works, books, literary journals as well as original content from EBSCO Publishing. Literary Reference Center contains full text plot summaries, synopses and work overviews, articles/essays of literary criticisms, more than 253,000 author biographies, more than 460 literary journals, book reviews, classic and contemporary poems, classic and contemporary short stories, author interviews, more than 8,200 classic texts and much more.

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  • The Internet Public Library Literary Criticism Collection
    The ipl2 Literary Criticism Collection contains critical and biographical websites about authors and their works that can be browsed by author, by title, or by nationality and literary period.
  • is a free, public service web site for online literary criticism maintained by Jad Pridmore since 1998.
  • Literary Theory and Schools of Criticism
    From Purdue Online Writing Lab: This resource will help you begin the process of understanding literary theory and schools of criticism and how they are used in the academy.


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