Many times literary critics analyze works of literature from a particular philosophical or literary perspective. This perspective often evolves as a reaction to the political, economic, cultural, educational and artistic climate of a historical period
Note:This is not necessarily an exhaustive list. There is ongoing debate as to naming conventions and overlap between the literary schools
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