Critical Insights: The Hunger Games Trilogy

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
  • Chronology of Author's Life
  • Complete List of Author's Works
  • Publication Dates of Works
  • Detailed Bio of the Editor
  • General Bibliography
  • General Subject Index
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Editor: Lana Whited
May 2016 · 1 volume · 300 pages · 6"x9"

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ISBN: 978-1-61925-844-0
# of Pages: 300
# of Volumes: 1
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In-depth critical discussions of Suzanne Collins' trilogy - plus complimentary, unlimited online access to the full content of this great literary reference.

Suzanne Collins’ dystopian adventure series has been met with critical and commercial success across the globe, spawning three novels and four major blockbuster films. Essays in this volume analyze the importance of The Hunger GamesTrilogy success on young adult readers, compare the world of Panem to other notable dystopias, and closely examine the relationships between literary allusions alive in this monumental trilogy.

Critical Insights: The Hunger Games Trilogy presents essays on one of the most popular literary titles in recent pop culture history. There are a variety of topics that can be discussed from The Hunger Games Trilogy and this title present fourteen strong essays that have not been discussed in other Hunger Games-themed critical anthologies already published. This title begins by presenting an introduction to the series and a thorough biography on the author, Suzanne Collins. The Critical Reading essays comprise of essays that are as diverse as their authors including topics on gender, fear, psychology, Roman allusions, and civic engagement in the classroom.

Each Critical Insights Edition is divided into four sections: An Introduction, Critical Contexts, Critical Readings, and Resources. In Critical Contexts, the provided essays aim to provide a background to the title, author, or theme that is historical, cultural, and biographical foundation for the reader. The essays in Critical Readings utilize common critcal approaches to further analyze the author's work, or specific works according to the selected theme. 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