Help me find some good literary criticism and analysis?
January 12, 2013 9:16 PM Subscribe
Can you help me find open-access, reputable literary criticism and analysis?
posted by chatongriffes to Education (10 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
Lately I've been reading a lot of classics and while I am certainly enjoying them, I like them even more when they are given some context or when I learn how other people interpreted it. To that end, I am looking for an online source of literary criticism and analysis. I'm hoping to find material similar to what you'd get in the back of a Norton Critical Edition. I'm not in school any more, so I don't have access to the kinds of journals that you might find at a university.
I've done a bit of googling, and mostly I'm finding Wikipedia entries, cliff notes, and student papers. I'd prefer my articles to come from more established sources. Also, as I'm doing this purely for my own entertainment, I'd really like to avoid paying for access to scholarly journals. If you have a suggestion for a book along these lines, I'd love that too. I love Erich Auerbach's Mimesis and Nabokov's criticism.
I am hoping to find a site that covers a lot of books, but the two I've read most recently are Woman in White and Tess of the d'Ubervilles.
Thanks for your suggestions!