The most commonly used source for literary criticism is an anthology. A literary criticism anthology is a collection of previously published essays and articles on a specific author or story usually written by many different authors and includes an editor or compiler who puts them all together for re-publication. When citing an anthology you will include both the author of the essay and the editor(s) of the book the essays were re-published in. You can usually use more than one essay from the same published anthology because the essays are written by different people. The sample citations (in the next three tabs) are from anthologies available at the CF Library.
An MLA citation for an anthology includes the following elements (in order):
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