Theory and Criticism - Find a Paradigm
Books About Literary Theory & Criticism
In your studies of literature, it's helpful to have some background in literary theory. These books should provide a starting point...
Criticism - Edgar Allan Poe
Read "Criticism" by Edgar Allan Poe. "IT HAS been said that a good critique on a poem may be written by one who is no poet himself. This, according to your idea and mine of poetry, I feel to be false–the less poetical the critic, the less just the critique, and the converse."