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Ensayo de Crítica Literaria sobre “Los censores” de Luisa Valenzuela

Literary criticism is the evaluation, comparison, analysis, or interpretation of literary works. Criticism may examine the themes in the work, look at the author's writings as a collection, analyze a work through a particular lens or school of thought, or compare works of the same theme, genre, time period, etc.). 

NOTE: A book review is different from literary criticism. Book reviews summarize the book and give the reviewer's opinion on whether the book is worth reading. Authors of book reviews can intend them for a general or an academic audience.

Resources for workshop (3/31/2022)

Locating Sources

Los censores/The Censors is written by Luisa Valenzuela. Valenzuela's works have received considerable attention! Her life, career, and stories will give you lots to play around with for your essay. 

Physical copies

Available in library stacks (4th floor). Books are shelved by topic, so browsing the area might be of interest!

Online copies

Great place to start, if you need introductory information, definitions, or are looking for ideas to help you focus your topic. 

Physical resources

map of Rod Library 3rd Floormap of Rod Library 4th FloorAvailable in library stacks. Books are shelved by topic, so browsing the area might be of interest once you find one relevant item!

Most of our physical collection is in English, which means searching the catalog for English phrases such as

  • "dirty war"
  • "the disappeared"
  • "National Reorganization Process" or "The Process"
  • "never more"
  • "state terrorism"

Online resources

Locating scholarly articles or news on the context in which Los Censores was published can offer insight into your understanding of the story.

Scholarly Articles

News

Books and Book Chapters

Tips for searching the library catalog, OneSearch.

  1. Start with an Advanced Search.
  2. Two options (try both)
    • Search the author's name as a Subject. Examples: "Valenzuela, Luisa"
    • Enter your author's name and add criticism. "Luisa Valenzuela" AND criticism 
  3. Peruse the results. Consider further narrowing using filters or additional keywords.
    • More popular and well-known authors may have the option to narrow by the Subject Criticism and Interpretation.
    • Narrow by "Peer-reviewed Journals" or "Books" to focus on specific Source Types.

Some books are available in library stacks, and books are shelved by topic, so browsing the area might be of interest once you find one relevant item! Others are available as eBooks. If you have trouble accessing either, do not hesitate to reach out for support.

map of Rod Library 3rd Floormap of Rod Library 4th Floor

Scholarly Articles

OneSearch searches many (although not all) of the library's databases. It's a great place to start, but do not be afraid of jumping into individual databases for more comprehensive results.

Remember, each database is like its own store. If I go to HyVee looking for shoes, I will be disappointed. If I know to go to Famous Footwear, however, I'll have lots more options to choose from. HyVee is still a great store, but it's just not the right place to fulfill my need for shoes.

Not fully indexed in OneSearch

OneSearch will pull MUCH of this content