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List of famous literary criticism books, listed alphabetically with jacket cover images of the books when available. Information for these popular literary criticism books is included as well, such as the author's name and the book's publication date. This list includes the best literary criticism novels, textbooks, and stories, so use it to find books you haven't already read and add them to your reading list.

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A Poetry of Two Minds is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Literary Criticism Books and Novels
A Poetry of Two Minds Sherod Santos

The Best Quotes About Literary Criticism The Lamest Authors of All Time

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A Reader's Manifesto is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Literary Criticism Books and Novels
A Reader's Manifesto Brian Reynolds Myers

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Against Interpretation is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Literary Criticism Books and Novels
Against Interpretation Susan Sontag

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An Instinct for the Kill is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Literary Criticism Books and Novels
An Instinct for the Kill Antonella Gambotto-Burke

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As Eve Said to the Serpent is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Literary Criticism Books and Novels

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Blake: Prophet Against Empire is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Literary Criticism Books and Novels

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Breaking the Spell: Religion a... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Literary Criticism Books and Novels

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Characters of Shakespear's Pla... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Literary Criticism Books and Novels

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Children's Literature: A Reade... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Literary Criticism Books and Novels

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Coltrane: The Story of a Sound is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Literary Criticism Books and Novels

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critical reputation of F. Scot... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Literary Criticism Books and Novels

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Curtain: An Essay in Seven Par... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Literary Criticism Books and Novels

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Dance writings is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Literary Criticism Books and Novels
Dance writings Edwin Denby

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Edgar Allan Poe is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Literary Criticism Books and Novels
Edgar Allan Poe John Henry Ingram

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Edgar Allan Poe: A Critical Bi... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Literary Criticism Books and Novels

The Best Rolling Stone Covers The Best Movies Based on Short Stories

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Encounters and Reflections: Ar... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Literary Criticism Books and Novels

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Essays in London and Elsewhere is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Literary Criticism Books and Novels

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Everything Is Cinema: The Work... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Literary Criticism Books and Novels

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Everything That Rises is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Literary Criticism Books and Novels
Everything That Rises Lawrence Weschler

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Fearful Symmetry is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Literary Criticism Books and Novels
Fearful Symmetry Northrop Frye

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Fighting Windmills: Encounters... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Literary Criticism Books and Novels
Fighting Windmills: Encounters with Don Quixote Fay R. Rogg, Manuel Durán, Manuel Durán

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Film Follies is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Literary Criticism Books and Novels
Film Follies Stuart Klawans

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Follies of the Wise is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Literary Criticism Books and Novels
Follies of the Wise Frederick C. Crews

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foreign critical reputation of... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Literary Criticism Books and Novels

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French Poets and Novelists is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Literary Criticism Books and Novels

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Good Blonde & Others is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Literary Criticism Books and Novels
Good Blonde & Others Jack Kerouac

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H. P. Lovecraft: Against the W... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Literary Criticism Books and Novels

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Hammett's Moral Vision: The Mo... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Literary Criticism Books and Novels

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Haunted in the New World is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Literary Criticism Books and Novels

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Hawthorne is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Literary Criticism Books and Novels
Hawthorne Henry James

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Ill Nature is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Literary Criticism Books and Novels
Ill Nature Joy Williams

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In Defence of T. S. Eliot is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Literary Criticism Books and Novels

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In Defense of Reason is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Literary Criticism Books and Novels
In Defense of Reason Yvor Winters

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In Search of Wonder is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Literary Criticism Books and Novels
In Search of Wonder Damon Knight

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Joseph Conrad and American wri... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Literary Criticism Books and Novels
Joseph Conrad and American writers Debra Moddelmog, Robert Secor

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Maimonides is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Literary Criticism Books and Novels
Maimonides Joel L. Kraemer

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Metaphysical symbolism in T.S.... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Literary Criticism Books and Novels

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Modern Art is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Literary Criticism Books and Novels
Modern Art Meyer Schapiro

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Notes on Novelists is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Literary Criticism Books and Novels
Notes on Novelists Henry James

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Old Man Goya is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Literary Criticism Books and Novels
Old Man Goya Julia Blackburn

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Once Upon a Quinceanera is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Literary Criticism Books and Novels
Once Upon a Quinceanera Julia Alvarez

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Opera in America is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Literary Criticism Books and Novels
Opera in America John Dizikes

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Orpheus in the Bronx is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Literary Criticism Books and Novels
Orpheus in the Bronx Reginald Shepherd

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Part of nature, part of us is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Literary Criticism Books and Novels

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Partial Portraits is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Literary Criticism Books and Novels
Partial Portraits Henry James

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Passionate Minds is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Literary Criticism Books and Novels
Passionate Minds Claudia Roth Pierpont

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Philosophy and Social Hope is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Literary Criticism Books and Novels

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Piano Notes: The World of the ... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Literary Criticism Books and Novels

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Praising It New: The Best of t... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Literary Criticism Books and Novels

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Raymond Chandler Speaking is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Literary Criticism Books and Novels
Raymond Chandler Speaking Raymond Chandler