Answered By: Patty Clark (Research Librarian) Last Updated: May 24, 2018 Views: 26
A literary criticism, also called a critical essay, is a general term describing the study, discussion, evaluation, and interpretation of literature.
For criticisms about a specific author's work, search using the author's name and the term criticism. (e.g. Twain and criticism).
Books containing criticisms may cover several authors' works . It is helpful to know biographical information about the author when searching.
Example of book containing criticisms: Mark Twain: A Study of the Short Fiction.