ipl Literary Criticism

Literary Criticism

Literary criticism, by definition, involves analyzing, interpreting, and assessing a piece of literature or an author’s entire body of work. It is usually an opinion that delves into the themes, writing style, and settings of a literary work.

Contrary to its literal meaning, criticism can have a positive or a negative connotation. And while it may contain some brief elements of a plot summary and biographical notes about the author, it must not be confused with either of these.

The ipl 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.

The collection is not inclusive of all the work on the web, nor does it plan to be. The sites are selected with some thought to their overall usefulness.

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Need further sources of criticism?
Find help and literary criticism links in our
Online Literary Criticism Guide

Also, be sure and scroll to the bottom of each author and work page in our collection for quick links to searches for that particular author or work on various search engines and reference sites.

Need some criticism search help?
Get strategy suggestions for finding literary criticism in your library and on the Web from our
Literary Criticism Pathfinder

Browse for Criticism and Authors by Literary Period:

American Literature
1600-1783
1783-1865
1865-1900
20th Century
British Literature
Pre-1500
1500-1700
18th Century
19th Century
20th Century
Canadian Literature
Pre-1900
20th Century
French Literature
Pre-1500
1500-1600
1600-1789
1789-1900
20th Century
Italian Literature
Pre-1375
1375-1585
1585-1748
1748-1814
1814-1900
20th Century
Irish Literature
19th Century
20th Century
German Literature
Pre-1517
1750-1900
20th Century
Russian Literature
1700-1917
1917-
Spanish Literature
Pre-1516
1516-1700
1700-1900
20th Century
Latin American Literature
1519-1826
20th Century
Japanese Literature
Pre-1185
1770-1945
1945-
Chinese Literature
Pre-221 BCE
221 BCE – 618
618-960
960-1912
1912-
Other Literatures
Greek (Classical) |
Latin |
Polish |
Czech |
Romanian |
Scandinavian |
Middle Eastern |
Indian |
South East Asian |
Caribbean |
African |
Australian & New Zealandic

 

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