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lit crit

 (krĭt)
n. Informal
Literary criticism.
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lit crit

(ˈlɪt ˈkrɪt)
n.
Informal. literary criticism.
[1960–65]
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Noun1.lit crit - the informed analysis and evaluation of literature
literary study - the humanistic study of literature
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One declared: "no work of dreary lit crit, this is creative nonfiction at its best" I read that line over and over again, recognizing it for the victory it was.
A good novel is not a gospel; it is (to borrow Donne's lovely phrase popularized by a fine writer who sometimes slipped into lit crit) merely a "well wrought urn."
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In the November 2006 issue of the Mark Twain Circular, the byline for "Tribute to Ed Branch" was rendered as "Robert Hirsch." The General Editor of the Mark Twain Project, who wrote the article, is, of course, Robert Hirst, not "Hirsch." In my abject apology to Bob for the error, I blamed it on having, as a frequent teacher of lit crit, spent too much time meditating on the work of E.