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01/16/2020

Criticism may aim at the development of the author’s or the book’s ideas or their impact on the reader. Critics will often consider the relevance of a book or author to contemporary literary studies, to the society at large, or may consider the specific issue of a book.

Criticism may aim at the development of the author’s or the book’s ideas or their impact on the reader. Critics will often consider the relevance of a book or author to contemporary literary studies, to the society at large, or may consider the specific issue of a book.
The literary critique of a book is not just another writing critique but rather one that is based on an understanding of what it is that makes the writer or a book interesting and how that relates to the writer’s work. It often requires a knowledge of the writer’s past and their literary history in order to appreciate the ideas and themes found in a particular work and how they relate to the life of the writer, to the issues and problems of the time and in particular the world at large.
In general, literary criticism is more concerned with establishing a reading or understanding of a work and a critical understanding of the text, than it often is with a detailed analysis of the text. Literary criticism focuses most often on a number of questions in the following order:
– What is the context in which the text is taken?
– How well does the text understand the theme of the work or author?
– How well does the reader understand the author’s or the book’s meaning, intention or style?
– Did the work or the text present the problems or the subject matter of the time or society?
– Does the work contain the key ideas that can be used to explain and develop the ideas, themes, or arguments of the time and society?
– What is the purpose of the work as a whole and the main ideas that it presents.
– Are the theme, ideas or arguments presented within the work coherent, well developed and complete within the text, or does the work contain too many disconnected ideas, and what is the nature of these disconnected ideas?
As literary criticism is concerned more with the meanings and implications of the text but less with the text itself, it is a form of literary criticism or, equivalently, a critical evaluation or discussion.
This page lists some of the more common types of literary criticism found in colleges.
Criticism of Literature
Critical Review, Theory of Literature and Social Philosophy
Critical theory is an area of study that deals with the philosophical nature of texts, and how texts are influenced by different social factors. Critical theory focuses on concepts, texts and ideas, not the subjects of the texts. Critical theory is often concerned with the relationship between culture and culture, and how cultures or historical periods have been influenced and affected by the written word. It also examines the development of ideas within a time or culture. Some people in these fields of analysis also incorporate the writings of an author in their work. A similar type of activity and study is political theory.
Theories and research that use literary criticism in their work include:
– Theory of Literary Cultures
– Critique of Popular Culture
– Critique of Literary Practice
– Critical Theory and the Literary Imaginary
– Literature and Politics
– Theory of Ideologies
– Theory of Modernism
– Theory of Literature
Political Criticism
Political critical writing involves the critique of current social, political, and social-economic problems and developments, and the analysis of their causes. Criticism of social issues frequently finds expression in the criticism of the arts and entertainment industry. Political