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Literature and Literary Criticism

This guide will introduce you to resources that provide information on authors, literary works, and literary criticism.

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For quick facts, such as:

  • definition of a concept or term
  • publication date of a literary work
  • identification of a character
  • explanation of an allusion or symbol
  • a quotation
  • basic biographical information about an author
  • etc.

 ...try searching general literary reference resources like:

Online Literary History

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