James Baldwin Although James Baldwin today holds a secure position in the canon of twentieth-century literature, more than twenty years after his death, he still remains one of America’s most evasive authors. The body of his work is wide-ranging, complex, and occasionally contradictory, the product of a mind in a tireless dialogue with itself and its paradoxical and swiftly changing culture. October 2010 | Print ISBN: 978-1-58765-701-6 | $105 Saul Bellow Using a variety of literary approaches, essays examine all of Bellow’s full-length novels and two of his most important novellas, Seize the Day and The Bellarosa Connection. Additional essays examine his best collection of shorter works, Him with His Food in His Mouth and Other Stories, and early stories, “Looking for Mr. Green,” and “Something to Remember Me By.” September 2011 | Print ISBN: 978-1-58765-824-2 | $105 Roberto Bolaño The New York Times once hailed Chilean poet and author Roberto Bolaño as “the most significant Latin American literary voice of his generation.” As author of such acclaimed works as Los Detectives Salvajes, 2666, Amuleto, and Una novelita lumpen, Bolaño led an unsettled, turbulent life full of revolution and provocation—tones that burst through in every word he wrote. This volume examines that life, as well as Bolaño’s literary politics and influences. October 2015 | Print ISBN: 978-1-61925-834-1 | $105 Ray Bradbury Critical Insights: Ray Bradbury explores the work of a towering figure in American science fiction. Essay topics include: Utopian/dystopian robotic technologies; Translocality in The Martian Chronicles; Faith and Reason in Fahrenheit 451 and much, much more. September 2017 | Print ISBN: 978-1-68217-571-2 | $105 Gwendolyn Brooks Essays pay tribute to Gwendolyn Brooks’ legacy: her sustained dialectic with American historical events, cultural complexities of racial segregation, the Black Arts movement, rejection of the status quo in society, open critique of history and its chroniclers, and revisions of traditional literary forms as a means to incorporate a neglected black experience and contribution into American history and letters. October 2009 | Print ISBN: 978-1-58765-632-3 | $105 Albert Camus Essays discuss the reception of Camus’s oeuvre, themes that have inspired discussion, points of continuing controversy, and Camus’s own reaction to his hostile critics. Also discussed is his most famous work, The Stranger. September 2011 | Print ISBN: 978-1-58765-825-9 | $105 Raymond Carver Raymond Carver made the short story a viable literary form. Both as a model and as a teacher, he had such an influence on younger fiction writers that author Jay McInerney could truthfully say (alluding to a famous statement that Fyodor Dostoevski made about Nikolai Gogol) that there is hardly a single American short- story writer younger than Carver who did not “come out of Carver’s overcoat.” May 2013 | Print ISBN: 978-1-4298-3830-6 | $105 Willa Cather Original essays discuss Cather’s cultural position and her use of radical new literary techniques. Other essays analyze the role of the protagonist in Cather’s O Pioneers!, as well as a comparison of One of Ours to F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby in light of the themes of the waste land and the Holy Grail. September 2011 | Print ISBN: 978-1-58765-826-6 | $105 BEST SELLER! BEST SELLER! RECENT BEST SELLER! CRITICAL INSIGHTS: AUTHORS Literature RECENT All Critical Insights titles come with free online access eBooks are also available - visit www.salempress.com for more information (800) 221-1592 www.salempress.com GET ONLINE ACCESS WITH YOUR PRINT BUY! FREE Online Access FREE CRITICAL INSIGHTS: AUTHORS LITERATURE 26