Several famous examples of literary criticism have been curated for you within this section. Before reading them, it is recommended that you read the literary texts they describe: otherwise, they will not make much sense! You can learn more about finding your own literary criticism in the Literary Research portion of the Writing About Literature chapter.
- 11.1: Aristotle. "Poetics" (335 B.C.)
- Aristotle's Poetics, in a translation by S.H. Butcher. Original text includes Greek text and commentary.
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- Achebe, Chinua. "An Image of Africa: Racism in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness" (1961)
- Cixous, Helene. "The Laugh of the Medusa" (1976)
- Said, Edward. Orientalism (1970)