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All About Literary Criticism By Students’ Academy
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Whether or not literary criticism should be considered a separate field of inquiry from literary theory, or conversely from book reviewing, is a matter of some controversy. For example, the Johns... More > Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism draws no distinction between literary theory and literary criticism, and almost always uses the terms together to describe the same concept. Some critics consider literary criticism a practical application of literary theory, because criticism always deals directly with particular literary works, while theory may be more general or abstract.< Less
The Norrington Anthology of Literary Criticism By Matthew Acie
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The Literary Gothic By Marija Elektra Rodriguez
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'The Literary Gothic' is a collection of critical essays exploring the social anxieties of the Victorian Age through the lens of Gothic Literature. Texts such as 'Dracula', 'The Turn of the Screw',... More > 'The Castle of Otranto', 'The Tell Tale Heart', and 'The Fall of the House of Usher' are examined in detail. Marija Elektra Rodriguez is the recipient of numerous academic awards from the University of Sydney, including the 2011 Senior Essay Prize in Classics, the Dean's Merit Award, and the Walter Reid Memorial Award.< Less
The Significance of Edward Said’s Orientalism and the Nature of Criticism for this Literary Work By Farrukh Khan
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The relationship between Europe and Asia has a 4000-year-old history and this means that it is only natural to expect that ideological suppositions, impressions, images and fantasies about the Orient... More > created by those from Europe who were perhaps more competent do so exist in the European mind. What is the nature of these impressions and images and are they somewhat different from the reality of things? Were the Europeans guilty of trying to twist reality in a manner that served their interests for maintaining their superiority and hegemony? This essay presents a discussion about the significance of the work “Orientalism “and the criticism that this work has received.< Less
The Significance of Edward Said’s Orientalism and the Nature of Criticism for this Literary Work By Farrukh Khan
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The relationship between Europe and Asia has a 4000-year-old history and this means that it is only natural to expect that ideological suppositions, impressions, images and fantasies about the Orient... More > created by those from Europe who were perhaps more competent do so exist in the European mind. What is the nature of these impressions and images and are they somewhat different from the reality of things? Were the Europeans guilty of trying to twist reality in a manner that served their interests for maintaining their superiority and hegemony? This essay presents a discussion about the significance of the work “Orientalism “and the criticism that this work has received.< Less
The Battle of the Books of Jonathan Swift: Literary and critically analysis in cultural aspect By Dr. Prohlad Roy
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Literature, in the age of Swift was essentially the literature of the town, born in town, written for the town, and often portraying the life of the town to the minutest detail.
An Essay on Criticism By Alexander Pope
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Despite its somewhat dry title, this text is not a musty prose dissection of literary criticism. Instead, the piece takes the shape of a long poem in which Pope, at the very peak of his powers, takes... More > merciless aim at many of the best-known writers of his day. The epitome of the subtle but lethal wit Alexander Pope has come to be celebrated for, "An Essay on Criticism" is a fun and enlightening read for Brit-lit fans.< Less
Frankenstein and the Critics By Mary Shelley, Walter Scott, Percy Bysshe Shelley
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With like many great works of art, ‘Frankenstein’ was initially misunderstood. The first reviews were decidedly mixed. An anonymous review in The Literary Panorama and National Register... More > published June 1 1818 dismissed Shelley’s work as ‘a feeble imitation of one that was very popular in its day.’ Other periodicals were kinder. Writing in Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine on 20 March 1818, Walter Scott praised the unusual Gothic Romance as a “tale, though wild in incident, is written in plain and forcible English, without exhibiting that mixture of hyperbolical Germanisms with which tales of wonder are usually told.” 'Frankenstein and the Critics' presents a selection of the most prominent reviews from the time of Frankenstein’s publication. Also included is Mary Shelley’s uncensored 1818 text often labeled ‘Frankenstein 1818’ presented in its unabridged entirety. This is the original, 1818 text. In 1831, the more traditionally first "popular" edition in one volume appeared.< Less
A Literary Cavalcade-V By Robert A. Parker
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For six decades, writer and editor Robert A. Parker has followed up each book he reads, mainly novels, with an evaluation of that book. His comments are informed by an independent critical view that... More > balances a moral and literary sensibility. In this fifth of six volumes, the authors covered range from Brian Moore to Neil Sheehan, and include O'Connor, Pamuk, Patchett, Percy, Plante, Price, Read, Richler, Roth, Rowling, and Saramago. There are at least 120 authors included in this volume. These writers represent a range of writing styles, cultural influences, and moral philosophies. All are rated on their literary achievement, the effectiveness of plot, character, and setting, plus their recognition of the moral, ethical, and spiritual values of mankind.< Less
A Literary Cavalcade-VI By Robert A. Parker
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For six decades, writer and editor Robert A. Parker has followed up each book he reads, mainly novels, with an evaluation of that book. His comments are informed by an independent critical view that... More > balances a moral and literary sensibility. In this the final of six volumes, the authors covered range from Ignazio Silone to Emile Zola. They include Josef Skvorecky, Aleksander Solzhenitsyn, John Steinbeck, William Styron, D. M. Thomas, J. R. R. Tolkien, Scott Turow, Barry Unsworth, John Updike, Mario Vargas Llosa, Robert Penn Warren, Evelyn Waugh, Patrick White, and Thornton Wilder. There are at least 100 authors included in this volume, some represented by one book, some by five or more. The writers here represent a broad range of writing styles, cultural influences, and moral philosophies. And all are rated on their literary achievement, the effectiveness of plot, character, and setting, plus their recognition of the moral, ethical, and spiritual values of mankind.< Less