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Watertown High School Library Alexandria Public Access Catalog (opens separate window)
To find books of literary criticism, use the Alexandria Public Access Catalog available on the internet from the Watertown High School Library Homepage.
Choose: Subject. Type: Last name, First Name. When using keyword look for books in the 800s.
Choose Subject and search: National literatures, e. g. American literature--History and criticism,
English literature--History and criticism, Latin American Literature--History and criticism, etc.
Type the nationality and further define your search by clicking browse and choosing full subject. Double click on a specific subject heading.
Remember you can follow these instructions and search within a time period - e.g. Latin American Fiction--20th century-- History and Criticism, English Literature--19th century--History and criticism
1. Critical Information
REF 810 UNG American Writers
REF 820.9 BRI British Writers.
REF 920 CO Contemporary Literary Criticism. Authors who are now living or died after 1960.
2. Information by Literary Type
REF 809.3 CRI Critical Survey of Long Fiction. Profiles major writers of long fiction,including analyses of their significant work. Discusses the novel in signed overview essays by time period, country, ethnicity, and genre. For topical essays see Volume 10.
REF 809.3 NOV Novels for Students : presenting analysis, context and criticism on commonly studied novels.
3. Critical Information by Time Period
REF 809.9 MEY Backgrounds to American Literature: Colonialism and the Revolutionary Period: Beginnings-1800.
REF 809.9 PHI Backgrounds to American Literature: Romanticism and Transcendentalism: 1800-1860.
REF 809.9 LAT Backgrounds to American Literature: American Realism and Regionalism: 1860-1910.
REF 809.9 LAT Backgrounds to American Literature: American Modernism: 1910-1945.
REF 809.9 RAN Backgrounds to American Literature: Contemporary American Literature: 1945-Present.
REF 823 CON Contemporary Novelists - Twentieth century writers of the English language
REF 809 FEM Feminism in Literature: a Gale critical companion. - v. 1. Antiquity-18th century, topics & authors -- v. 2. 19th century, topics & authors (A-B) -- v. 3. 19th century, topics & authors (C-Z) -- v. 4. 20th century, topics -- v. 5. 20th century, authors (A-G) -- v. 6. 20th century, authors (H-Z)
REF 809 NIN 19th Century Literary Criticism . Authors who died between 1800-1899.REF 809 NIN 20th Century Literary Criticism . Authors who died between 1900-1959.
4. History, Social Life and Customs
REF 809 MOS World Literature and Its Times: profiles of Literary works and the historical events that influenced them V. 1 African Literature - v.2 Latin Literature --v. 3 and 4 British and Irish Literature.
REF 809 TWE Twentieth-century Literary Movements Dictionary . Covers critical, and theatrical movements, schools, novelists, poets, short-story writers dramatists,essayists, theorists, and works, genres, techniques, and terms associated with each movement.
REF 809.933 LIT Literature and Its Times - v. 1. Ancient times to the American and French Revolutions, (prehistory-1790s)-- v. 2. Civil wars to frontier societies (1800- 880s)-- v. 3. Growth of empires to the Great Depression (1890-1930s)-- v. 4. World War II to the affluent fifties (1940-1950s)-- v. 5. Civil rights movements to future times (1960-2000).
REF 820.9 GRE Great Writers of the English Language.
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