Popular Literary Criticism Books

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How Fiction Works How Fiction Works (Paperback)
by (shelved 82 times as literary-criticism)
avg rating 3.98 — 7,893 ratings — published 2008
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How to Read and Why How to Read and Why (Paperback)
by (shelved 76 times as literary-criticism)
avg rating 3.61 — 5,218 ratings — published 2000
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Poetics Poetics (Paperback)
by (shelved 71 times as literary-criticism)
avg rating 3.81 — 24,123 ratings — published -335
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Aspects of the Novel Aspects of the Novel (Paperback)
by (shelved 69 times as literary-criticism)
avg rating 3.86 — 6,131 ratings — published 1927
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Orientalism Orientalism (Paperback)
by (shelved 61 times as literary-criticism)
avg rating 4.07 — 30,614 ratings — published 1978
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Anatomy of Criticism Anatomy of Criticism (Paperback)
by (shelved 56 times as literary-criticism)
avg rating 4.06 — 3,462 ratings — published 1957
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The Pleasure of the Text The Pleasure of the Text (Paperback)
by (shelved 45 times as literary-criticism)
avg rating 4.08 — 7,520 ratings — published 1973
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Mythologies Mythologies (Paperback)
by (shelved 44 times as literary-criticism)
avg rating 4.12 — 22,634 ratings — published 1957
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The Art of the Novel The Art of the Novel (Paperback)
by (shelved 38 times as literary-criticism)
avg rating 3.95 — 7,059 ratings — published 1986
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An Experiment in Criticism (Canto) An Experiment in Criticism (Canto)
by (shelved 37 times as literary-criticism)
avg rating 4.17 — 3,551 ratings — published 1961
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On Literature On Literature (Paperback)
by (shelved 36 times as literary-criticism)
avg rating 3.94 — 5,108 ratings — published 2002
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Shakespeare After All Shakespeare After All (Paperback)
by (shelved 36 times as literary-criticism)
avg rating 4.37 — 3,542 ratings — published 2004
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Reading Lolita in Tehran Reading Lolita in Tehran (Paperback)
by (shelved 35 times as literary-criticism)
avg rating 3.57 — 179,096 ratings — published 2003
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The Rise of the Novel The Rise of the Novel (Paperback)
by (shelved 34 times as literary-criticism)
avg rating 3.81 — 1,224 ratings — published 1957
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The Common Reader The Common Reader (Paperback)
by (shelved 28 times as literary-criticism)
avg rating 4.18 — 3,745 ratings — published 1925
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Shakespearean Tragedy Shakespearean Tragedy (Paperback)
by (shelved 28 times as literary-criticism)
avg rating 4.10 — 878 ratings — published 1904
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China Miéville
“Dismissing fantasy writing because some of it is bad is exactly like saying I'm not reading Jane Eyre because it is a romance and I know romance is crap.”
China Miéville

H.L. Mencken
“He writes the worst English that I have ever encountered. It reminds me of a string of wet sponges; it reminds me of tattered washing on the line; it reminds me of stale bean soup, of college yells, of dogs barking idiotically through endless nights. It is so bad that a sort of grandeur creeps into it. It drags itself out of the dark abysm of pish, and crawls insanely up the topmost pinnacle of posh. It is rumble and bumble. It is flap and doodle. It is balder and dash.
(writing about US President Warren G. Harding)
H.L. Mencken

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