literary criticism


literary criticism
noun the art or practice of judging the qualities and character of literary works.
Derivatives
literary critic noun

English new terms dictionary. 2014.

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  • literary criticism — noun 1. a written evaluation of a work of literature • Syn: ↑criticism • Derivationally related forms: ↑critical (for: ↑criticism), ↑criticise (for: ↑criticism) …   Useful english dictionary

  • literary criticism — noun The study, discussion, evaluation, and interpretation of literature. See Also: literary theory …   Wiktionary

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  • literary criticism — In biblical studies, this includes the investigation of sources and problems of authorship. More recently, the term is used as in the study of poetry, drama, and novels, as an attempt to understand the biblical writings as literature. This… …   Dictionary of the Bible

  • literary criticism —  Литературный критицизм …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов


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