Critical Insights: Violence in Literature

Critical Insights Series

The series focuses on an individual author's entire body of work, a single work of literature, or a literary theme.

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  • 1 Volume; 300 Pages
  • 10-14 essays offering Current Critical Analysis by Top Literary Scholars
  • Introductory Essay by the Editor
  • Additional Works on Theme
  • Detailed Bio of the Editor
  • General Bibliography
  • General Subject Index
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Editor: Stacey Peebles,
December 2014 · 1 volume · 300 pages · 6"x9"

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ISBN: 978-1-61925-409-1
# of Pages: 300
# of Volumes: 1
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Great starting point for students seeking an introduction to the theme and the critical discussions surrounding it.

Critical Insights: Violence in Literature draws together provocative essays about works that vary widely in their historical and cultural contexts, in their style and structure, and the ways that violence makes (or resists) meaning within them.

This title is broken up into three sections: Critical Contexts, Critical Readings, and a resource appendix. The first touches upon the foundations of violence in ancient Greek literature, the representation of violence, violence in Things Fall Apart, and American literature dealing with war. The second section, Critical Readings, delves into essays on individual works. The essays review past and current criticism of works that include violence around the world.

Each essay is 2,500 to 5,000 words in length, and all essays conclude with a list of "Works Cited," along with endnotes. Finally, the volume's appendixes offer a section of useful reference resources:

About This Volume
Critical Context: Original Introductory Essays
Critical Readings: Original In-Depth Essays
Further Readings
Detailed Bibliography
Detailed Bio of the Editor
General Subject Index