Use the techniques described on this page to find literary criticism by using our general search bar or the MLA International Bibliography database.
With different search strategies, your results might appear the same, but usually they aren't identical. Look carefully!
When you do this search, the books you find will be significantly (if not exclusively) about the author.
Search for either the author name or the title of the specific work and add the word criticism: kate chopin criticism
With this search, the books might be solely about the author or contain only a single chapter — but it could be the perfect chapter.
Find in the Reference Section, under heading Reference AI3 E752
Look here to find:
To start, choose the volume that includes the year the novel was published, or the year or two after. Well-known authors who enjoy continued criticism may be listed in several volumes, so you may want to check multiple years.
You can search three ways:
Entries include the essay title then, in parentheses, the book title:
Author Last Name, Initial. Title. (In Book's Author, Initial. Book Title).
If you want to read an essay, use the General Search to search for the book title. If we don't have it, we can order it for you.