Louisa May Alcott A 19th-century American novelist of the transcendentalist school, Louisa May Alcott is most renowned for Little Women, a coming-of-age children’s tale still popular with readers of all ages today. Essays in this volume take a closer look at Alcott, her beliefs, and her work in Little Women and its two sequels, Little Men and Jo’s Boys. January 2016 | Print ISBN: 978-1-61925-521-0 | $105 Sherman Alexie Noticed initially as a Native American author, Sherman Alexie has since achieved a reputation as a significant figure in the American literary landscape. Original essays include a comparison of Alexie’s The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven to Jhumpa Lahiri’s Interpreter of Maladies, along with Reservation Blues, The Summer of the Black Widows, and two films, Smoke Signals and The Business of Fancydancing. September 2011 | Print ISBN: 978-1-58765-823-5 | $105 Isabel Allende Readers have flocked to Allende’s fiction and nonfiction, making her one of the best-selling women novelists in the world today. This volume brings together a variety of essays on the phases of her career, her growth as a writer, Allende’s relation to magical realism, along with a comprehensive biography. October 2010 | Print ISBN: 978-1-58765-699-6 | $105 Maya Angelou As an author, poet, actor, singer, dancer, civil rights activist, and more, Maya Angelou lived a life worthy of seven autobiographies. From a troubled childhood in St. Louis to her work with Martin Luther King, Jr. to her vast oeuvre of poetry and prose, this volume profiles one of the most prolific African American voices of the 20th century, highlighting her most famous work, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. October 2016 | Print ISBN: 978-1-68217-112-7 | $105 Isaac Asimov Isaac Asimov is widely considered to be one of the founding figures of American science fiction. This volume contains a general introduction to Asimov’s work and explores his towering status among American science fiction writers, with special emphasis on the Foundation trilogy and the Robot novels and stories. January 2017 | Print ISBN: 978-1-68217-254-4 | $105 Margaret Atwood This Critical Insights volume discusses Margaret Atwood, one of Canada’s best-known contemporary authors. Essays include a brief biography, a discussion of the critical reception of Atwood’s work, her use of myth, and the themes of Gothicism, spirituality and trauma that recur throughout her work. Works discussed include The Handmaid’s Tale, Oryx and Crake, and her mostly widely read short stories and poetry collections. September 2012 | Print ISBN: 978-1-4298-3721-7 | $105 Jane Austen This collection brings together a selection of representative critical essays on Austen from a variety of perspectives. After opening with several short introductory essays, the volume moves on to consider Austen’s critical contexts through a series of wide-ranging overviews of her life and works. October 2009 | Print ISBN: 978-1-58765-638-5 | $105 RECENT BEST SELLER! BEST SELLER! BEST SELLER! BEST SELLER! RECENT “This range of original essays by learned, intelligent writers with something to say about their subjects makes these works valuable for those in high school and up… Recommended.” –Library Journal CRITICAL INSIGHTS: AUTHORS These volumes provide a comprehensive critical analysis of the most popular and routinely studied authors from around the world. (800) 221-1592 www.salempress.com GET ONLINE ACCESS WITH YOUR PRINT BUY! All Critical Insights titles come with free online access FREE Online Access FREE CRITICAL INSIGHTS: AUTHORS LITERATURE 25