Literary criticism is the evaluation, analysis, description, or interpretation of literary works. It is usually in the form of a critical essay, but in-depth book reviews can sometimes be considered literary criticism. Criticism may examine a particular literary work, or may look at an author's writings as a whole. Finding literary criticism can be challenging. This libguide is designed to help students in researching and writing a paper that requires sources of literary criticism.
Hilary Leon, but it is based in part on work by Ken Irwin, Nettie Lagace, and Sara Ryan.