American Literature

Novelists, poets, playwrights, and short story writers are examined. Characters and places in literature and how they relate to their plots and themes explored and explained. Salem's marquis series, Masterplots is a staple in this subject area.
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add to cart Critical Insights: A Streetcar Named Desire 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: Absalom, Absalom! 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
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add to cart Critical Insights: Alice Munro 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: Alice Walker 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: All Quiet on the Western Front 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: American Creative Non-Fiction 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: American Dream 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: American Multicultural Identity 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: American Road Literature 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: American Short Story 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: American Sports Fiction 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: American Writers in Exile 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: Arthur Miller 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: Barbara Kingsolver 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: Beloved, by Toni Morrison 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: Benjamin Franklin 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: Civil Rights Literature
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add to cart Critical Insights: Coming of Age 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: Contemporary Immigrant Short Fiction 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: Cormac McCarthy 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: Crime and Detective Fiction 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: Crisis of Faith 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: David Foster Wallace 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: Death of a Salesman 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: Dystopia 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: Emily Dickinson 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: Ernest Hemingway 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: Eugene O’Neill 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: F. Scott Fitzgerald 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: Family 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: Flannery O'Connor 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: Gender, Sex and Sexuality 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: Geoffrey Chaucer
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add to cart Critical Insights: Good & Evil 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: Gustave Flaubert 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: Gwendolyn Brooks 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: Harlan Ellison 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: Harlem Renaissance 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: Henry James
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add to cart Critical Insights: Herman Melville 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: Horton Foote
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add to cart Critical Insights: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: Isaac Asimov
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add to cart Critical Insights: Jack London 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: James Baldwin 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: John Cheever 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: John Steinbeck 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: John Updike 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: Kurt Vonnegut 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: Langston Hughes 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: LGBTQ Literature 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: Lillian Hellman 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: Literature of Protest 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: Little Women 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: Louisa May Alcott
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add to cart Critical Insights: Louise Erdrich 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: Magical Realism 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: Mark Twain 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: Maya Angelou
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add to cart Critical Insights: Midwestern Literature 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: Moby Dick 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: Mrs. Dalloway 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: Nathaniel Hawthorne 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: Nature & the Environment 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: Neil Gaiman
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add to cart Critical Insights: Of Mice and Men
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add to cart Critical Insights: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, by Ken Kesey 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: Philip Roth 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: Political Fiction 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: Pulp Fiction of the 1920s and 1930s 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: Raymond Carver 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: Robert A. Heinlein 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: Robert Frost 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: Roberto Bolaño 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: Sherman Alexie 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: Short Fiction of Flannery O'Connor
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add to cart Critical Insights: Slaughterhouse-Five 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: Southern Gothic Literature 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: Stephen King 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: Sylvia Plath 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: T. S. Eliot 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: Technology & Humanity 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: Tennessee Williams 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: The American Comic Book 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: The American Thriller 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: The Awakening 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: The Bell Jar 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: The Catcher in the Rye 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: The Fantastic 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: The Grapes of Wrath 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: The Graphic Novel 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: The Great Gatsby 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: The Hero’s Quest 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: The House on Mango Street 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: The Hunger Games Trilogy
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add to cart Critical Insights: The Joy Luck Club 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: The Poetry of Edgar Allan Poe 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: The Red Badge of Courage 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: The Slave Narrative 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: The Sound and the Fury 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: The Sun Also Rises 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: The Tales of Edgar Allan Poe 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: Tim O'Brien 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: To Kill a Mockingbird 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: Toni Morrison 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: Violence in Literature 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: Virginia Woolf & 20th Century Women Writers 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: War 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: Willa Cather 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: William Faulkner 1 $105
add to cart Critical Insights: Zora Neale Hurston 1 $105
add to cart Critical Survey of American Literature
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6 $499
add to cart Critical Survey of Drama, Second Revised Edition 8 $499
add to cart Critical Survey of Graphic Novels: Heroes & Superheroes 2 $295
add to cart Critical Survey of Graphic Novels: History, Theme, and Technique 1 $195
add to cart Critical Survey of Graphic Novels: Independent and Underground Classics 3 $395
add to cart Critical Survey of Graphic Novels: Manga 1 $195
add to cart Critical Survey of Long Fiction (10 Volume Set) 10 $995
add to cart Critical Survey of Long Fiction: African American Culture 1 $105
add to cart Critical Survey of Long Fiction: Detective and Mystery Novelists 1 $39.95
add to cart Critical Survey of Long Fiction: Fantasy Novelists 1 $39.95
add to cart Critical Survey of Long Fiction: Gothic Novelists 1 $105
add to cart Critical Survey of Long Fiction: Latin American Novelists 1 $105
add to cart Critical Survey of Long Fiction: Native American Novelists 1 $105
add to cart Critical Survey of Long Fiction: Naturalists Novelists 1 $105
add to cart Critical Survey of Long Fiction: Novelists with Feminist Themes 1 $105
add to cart Critical Survey of Long Fiction: Novelists with Gay and Lesbian Themes 1 $39.95
add to cart Critical Survey of Long Fiction: Picaresque Novelists 1 $39.95
add to cart Critical Survey of Long Fiction: Political Novelists 1 $39.95
add to cart Critical Survey of Long Fiction: Psychological Novelists 1 $39.95
add to cart Critical Survey of Long Fiction: Religious Novelists 1 $39.95
add to cart Critical Survey of Long Fiction: Satirical Novelists 1 $39.95
add to cart Critical Survey of Long Fiction: Science Fiction Novelists 1 $105
add to cart Critical Survey of Mystery and Detective Fiction 5 $399
add to cart Critical Survey of Mythology & Folklore: Heroes and Heroines 1 $175
add to cart Critical Survey of Mythology & Folklore: Love, Sexuality, and Desire 2 $295
add to cart Critical Survey of Poetry (14-Vol Set) 14 $1295
add to cart Critical Survey of Poetry: African American Poets 1 $39.95
add to cart Critical Survey of Poetry: American Poets 4 $495
add to cart Critical Survey of Poetry: Asian Poets 1 $39.95
add to cart Critical Survey of Poetry: Avant-Garde Poets 1 $39.95
add to cart Critical Survey of Poetry: Beat Poets 1 $39.95
add to cart Critical Survey of Poetry: Cumulative Index 1 $0
add to cart Critical Survey of Poetry: Experimental Poets 1 $39.95
add to cart Critical Survey of Poetry: Feminist Poets 1 $39.95
add to cart Critical Survey of Poetry: Gay and Lesbian Themes 1 $39.95
add to cart Critical Survey of Poetry: Green Movement Poets 1 $39.95
add to cart Critical Survey of Poetry: Latin American Poets 1 $39.95
add to cart Critical Survey of Poetry: Nature Poets 1 $39.95
add to cart Critical Survey of Poetry: Romantic Poets 1 $39.95
add to cart Critical Survey of Poetry: Surrealist Poets 1 $39.95
add to cart Critical Survey of Poetry: Topical Essays 2 $295
add to cart Critical Survey of Poetry: Visionary Poets 1 $39.95
add to cart Critical Survey of Poetry: War Poets 1 $39.95
add to cart Critical Survey of Poetry: World Poets 1 $150
add to cart Critical Survey of Science Fiction & Fantasy Literature
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add to cart Critical Survey of Short Fiction, Fourth Edition (10 Volume Set) 10 $995
add to cart Critical Survey of Short Fiction: American Writers 4 $495
add to cart Critical Survey of Short Fiction: Cumulative Index 1 $0
add to cart Critical Survey of Short Fiction: Topical Essays 1 $175
add to cart Cyclopedia of Literary Characters, Fourth Edition 5 $455
add to cart Defining Documents in American History: The 1960s (1960-1969)
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add to cart Defining Documents in American History: The 1970s (1970-1979)
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add to cart Identities and Issues in Literature 3 $236
add to cart Introduction to Literary Context: American Post-Modernist Novels 1 $165
add to cart Introduction to Literary Context: American Short Fiction 1 $165
add to cart Introduction to Literary Context: English Literature 1 $165
add to cart Magill's Choice: American Ethnic Writers 3 $217
add to cart Magill's Choice: American Heroes 3 $217
add to cart Magill's Choice: American Villains 2 $130
add to cart Magill's Choice: The Cold War 3 $225
add to cart Magill's Literary Annual, 2009 2 $125
add to cart Magill's Literary Annual, 2010 2 $150
add to cart Magill's Literary Annual, 2011 2 $150
add to cart Magill's Literary Annual, 2012 2 $195
add to cart Magill's Literary Annual, 2013 2 $195
add to cart Magill's Literary Annual, 2014 1 $195
add to cart Magill's Survey of American Literature 6 $499
add to cart MasterPlots II: African American Literature, Revised Edition 4 $404
add to cart Masterplots II: American Fiction Series, Rev ed 6 $446
add to cart Masterplots II: Christian Literature 4 $385
add to cart Masterplots II: Drama Series, Revised Edition 4 $404
add to cart Masterplots II: Juvenile and Young Adult Literature Series, Supplement 3 $289
add to cart Masterplots II: Nonfiction Series 4 $383
add to cart Masterplots II: Poetry Series, Revised Edition 8 $499
add to cart Masterplots II: Short Story Series, Revised Edition 8 $599
add to cart Masterplots II: Women's Literature Series 6 $525
add to cart Masterplots, Fourth Edition (12-Vol Set) 12 $1200
add to cart Notable African American Writers 3 $217
add to cart Notable American Novelists, Revised Edition 3 $217
add to cart Notable Latino Writers 3 $217
add to cart Notable Playwrights 3 $217
add to cart Notable Poets 3 $217
add to cart Recommended Reading: 600 Classics Reviewed 1 $125
add to cart Short Story Writers, Revised Edition 3 $217