Pronunciation: \ˈli-tə-ˌrer-ē\
Function: adjective
Date: 1605
1 a : of, relating to, or having the characteristics of humane learning or literature b : bookish 2 c : of or relating to books

2 a :well-read b : of or relating to authors or scholars or to their professions

Pronunciation: \ˈkri-tə-ˌsi-zəm\
Function: noun
Date: 1607

1 a : the act of criticizing usually unfavorably <seeking encouragement rather than criticism> b : a critcal observation or remark <an unfair criticism> c :critique
2 : the art of evaluating or analyzing works of art or literature; also : writings expressing such evaluation or analysis <an anthology of literary criticism>
3 : the scientific investigation of literary documents (as the Bible) in regard to such matters as origin, text, composition, or history


1 : an odd contraction of two words

2: A compendium of reviews and articles by Amy Hanson relating to the literary field that have been published in various print and on-line publications.

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