Literary Criticism

Literary criticism refers to a genre of writing whereby an author critiques a literary text, either a work of fiction, a play, or poetry. Alternatively, some works of literary criticism address how a particular theory of interpretation informs a reading of a work or refutes some other critics’ reading of a work.

The Tell-Tale Heart: Mad Man or Misunderstood?

"The Tell-Tale Heart" is one of Edgar Allen Poe's most psychological and overwhelming pieces. He brings to the table not only a world so real it seems it could come from our very Earth, but also the paradox between love and what you have to do, even to those you do love. Many have debated the biggest controversy in the story; was the narrator mad, or simply misunderstood?
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Our literary magazine is our section devoted to literature in a broad sense. Here, we publish short stories, poetry, and essays, along with literary criticism, book reviews, biographical profiles of authors, interviews and letters.
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