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LTWR100: Introduction to Literature

Critical Analysis: David Ives' "Sure Thing"

Why does an exhaustive search for academic criticism of David Ives’ play “Sure Thing” yield scarce results? Often, a contemporary work that is newer or less well-known will not yet have a body of criticism built around it. So what should you do? Your strategy should be to read critical analysis of the author and his other works, and combine this with what you know about the play “Sure Thing.” Use this guide to help you find appropriate sources for each type of information.

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