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Fiction & Novel Criticism

Finding More

The boxes below contain curated lists of books. 

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Reference Resources

The following interrelated sets are excellent starting points for finding biographical or critical information about writers. All of the series is cross-indexed in Gale Literary Index. Look up your author and there will be abbreviations of books in which information about the author can be found. We have:

Contemporary Authors (CA) included in Gale Literature Resource Center
A bio-bibliographical guide to current writers in fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama, motion pictures, journalism and other fields. 

Contemporary Literary Criticism (CLC) included in Literature Criticism Online
Contains excerpts from criticisms of authors who are now living or who have died since January 1, 1960. 

Dictionary of Literary Biography (DLB) 
Online edition covers a hundred volumes, each one dealing with a different topic. Check SouthernSearch to locate books in which the critical information may be found.

Literature Criticism Online
Online database of the following literary works: Contemporary literary criticism, Twentieth-century literary criticism, Nineteenth-century literature criticism, Shakespearean criticism.

Nineteenth Century Literature Criticism (NCLC) included in Literature Criticism Online
Contains excerpts from criticisms of authors who lived between 1800 and 1900.

Something About the Author (SATA)
Lives and works of authors and illustrators of children's books. 

Twentieth Century Literary Criticism (TCLC) included in Literature Criticism Online
Excerpts from criticisms of authors, playwrights, poets and other literary figures who died between 1900 and 1960.