Gale Literature Criticism Resources

Gale Literature Criticism takes literature, history, and culture to the next level with the largest, most extensive compilation of literary commentary available. The 10 award-winning series that comprise Gale Literature Criticism represent a range of modern and historical views on authors and their works across regions, eras, and genres.

Children’s Literature Review
Provides a wide variety of critical information, with numerous entries, focusing on topics in children’s and young adult literature as well as picture books, folklore, and graphic novels.

Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism
Assembles critical responses to works from every region of the world, from the earliest-known examples of written works to the eve of the modern era.

Contemporary Literary Criticism Online
Conveys a deeper understanding of contemporary literature from the works of writers, novelists, philosophers, and political leaders around the world.

Drama Criticism
Presents discerning commentary on dramatic works of enduring interest and introduces researchers to the most frequently studied playwrights of all periods and nationalities.

Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1800
Explores the works of writers, novelists, poets, playwrights, philosophers, political leaders, scientists, and mathematicians from the late medieval period through the age of colonial expansion.

Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism
Offers valuable content for students and librarians seeking critical commentary on writers of this transitional period.

Poetry Criticism
Supports students and librarians seeking critical commentary and scholarly discourse on influential poems and the world’s most-renowned poets.

Shakespearean Criticism
Provides researchers with multiple viewpoints on Shakespeare, documenting the critical reaction of scholars and commentators from the seventeenth century to today.

Short Story Criticism
Enables users to critically analyze the works of the most-influential short story authors, giving new context to classic fiction.

Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism
Fosters a deeper understanding of twentieth-century literature by providing users with critical responses to the works of nearly 1,200 authors.

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