In library catalogs, add the phrase "criticism and interpretation" to searches on your author as subject or to the particular work.
Borges, Jorge Luis, 1899-1986 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Akutagawa, Ryūnosuke, 1892-1927 -- Criticism and interpretation..
Bulgakov, Mikhail, 1891-1940 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Yoshimoto, Banana, 1964- -- Criticism and interpretation.
Full length books about an author may be found in library catalogs. Use the author's name and dates as a subject heading search, e.g.
Borges, Jorge Luis, 1899-1986
Akutagawa, Ryūnosuke, 1892-1927
Bulgakov, Mikhail, 1891-1940
Yoshimoto, Banana, 1964-
Reference sources will include shorter biographies, and will often provide recommended full length works.
A selected list of online resources examining the concepts and definitions regarding critical theory. (NOTE: click on "View Online" to access the resource.)
In addition to journal articles which may address some aspect of the publishing history of a work, search library catalogs with additional keywords to focus your results. Suggested keywords, phrases or subject searches to try:
Subject Author Search: add the subject term
"criticism, textual" to your author as a subject; e.g.
Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, 1797-1851 -- Criticism, Textual.
Critical Editions: Critical editions are published texts incorporating a detailed and scholarly analysis and commentary about a work. For searching, use the phrase
to discover these materials in the library collection.
Facsimile Editions: Facisimile editions are an edition of a book, etc, that is an exact reproduction of an earlier edition and are generally publshed by university presses. As with critical editions, use the phrase "facsimile editions" in your search.