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Search ALEPH, our online catalog, for books and media containing criticism of specific authors. Search under "Subject begins with", entering the author's last name, and then first name. Look for the subheading "Criticism and interpretation."
Example: Erdrich, Louise- Criticism and interpretation.
For books and media dealing with criticism of short stories in general, search for "words in subject":
Short stories history and criticism
Short Story Criticism - Reference Books
Short Story Criticism
Call Number: REF PN 3373 . S387
Multi-volume work containing criticism of short stories, as well as biographical information on the authors. MANY short stories that are NOT IN Literature Resource Center can be found in these volumes!
This is a sample of some books in the Reference collection that might help with your assignment.
Critical Survey of Short Fiction
Call Number: REF PN 3321 .C7 2001
Critical discussions and biographical information on short story writers.
Facts on File Companion to the American Short Story. 2nd ed.
Call Number: REF PS 374 .S5 F33 2010
Masterplots II: Short Story Series.
Call Number: REF PN 3326 .M27 2004
Examines theme, characters, plot, style, and technique of selected nineteenth and twentieth century works of short fiction.
Twentieth Century Short Story Explication: Interpretations
Call Number: REF PN 3373 .T8
Six volumes, covering 1900-1988. Identifies journal articles and books containing literary criticism of short stories.
Twentieth Century Short Story Explication: New Series
Call Number: REF PN 3373 .T85
Four volumes, containing nearly 6000 entries that provide a bibliography of interpretations for short stories published between 1989 and 1996.
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