Definition of literary criticism in English:

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literary criticism

noun

[mass noun]
The art or practice of judging and commenting on the qualities and character of literary works.
Example sentences
  • It thus comments on both antebellum literature and twentieth-century literary criticism.
  • He was a pioneer in various genres including satire, literary criticism, and drama.
  • We hope this essay proves a useful tool for scholars beginning research in Asian American literature and literary criticism.

Derivatives

literary critic

noun
Example sentences
  • William Hazlitt, literary critic, friend to Lamb and Keats, was born this day in 1778.
  • I cannot understand how certain novelists are at the same time literary critics and write criticism of other writers.
  • He was one of those, but, perhaps uniquely, he was neither a poet nor a writer of short fictions, but a literary critic.
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