Literature CRITICAL INSIGHTS: AUTHORS BEST SELLER! BEST SELLER! BEST SELLER! BEST SELLER! Nathaniel Hawthorne Each essay is a valuable starting point for studying Hawthorne’s work, and for suggesting avenues for further exploration. Hawthorne’s critical and theoretical approaches, biography, psychology, and his historical and literary contexts are discussed, alongside his themes of mythology, politics, and theology, sin and Providence, the genres in which he wrote, and the shape of his career as a whole. October 2009 | Print ISBN: 978-1-58765-604-0 | $105 Robert A. Heinlein Considered the “Dean of Science Fiction,” Robert A. Heinlein helped define the genre of science fiction— and more specifically, speculative fiction—as a serious form of social, political, and cultural commentary during the mid-20th century. Titles discussed in this volume include novels, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, Stranger in a Strange Land, and Podkayne of Mars, as well as a variety of Heinlein’s short stories and early pulp magazine appearances. October 2015 | Print ISBN: 978-1-61925-826-6 | $105 Lillian Hellman Essays address the controversial theme of lesbianism and the roles of good and evil in her most famous work, The Children’s Hour. Other essays address the accuracy of the portrayal of the Civil War in The Little Foxes, a commentary on the comparison of Toys in the Attic to the plays of Tennessee Williams and the influence of the Cold War on Hellman’s playwriting and politics. September 2011 | Print ISBN: 978-1-58765-829-7 | $105 Ernest Hemingway Ernest Hemingway’s public persona and reputation, literary style, affinity with modern painting, and conception of character are among the subjects of these essays on the author’s life and work. Readers will be introduced to Hemingway’s life, described by Petrina Crockford in The Paris Review as an “adventurous life as brash and uncompromising as that of his greatest characters.” October 2009 | Print ISBN: 978-1-58765-630-9 | $105 Langston Hughes Essays include a biographical sketch and four essays that survey the critical reception of Hughes’ work and explore the cultural and historical contexts and key themes in his works. Other essays explore topics like Hughes’ relations to the Harlem Renaissance, his portrayal of women and families, and his depictions of racial violence. September 2012 | Print ISBN: 978-1-4298-3724-8 | $105 Zora Neale Hurston Zora Neale Hurston is recognized as a major contributor to the Harlem Renaissance literature of the 1920s and American modernist literature. Hurston’s most important works, Mules and Men and Their Eyes Were Watching God, emerge from her interest in African American oral and vernacular culture. Hurston’s interest in preserving the culture of the black South remains among her most valuable contributions. May 2013 | Print ISBN: 978-1-4298-3831-3 | $105 Henry James From the novels The Turn of the Screw and The Portrait of a Lady to his extensive literary criticism, Henry James is recognized today as one of the central novelists and proponents of 19th-century realism. Original essays in this volume analyze the importance of James’ work to his contemporaries, the influence of Nathaniel Hawthorne in his writing, and his failed theatrical career. January 2016 | Print ISBN: 978-1-61925-836-5 | $105 James Joyce From the beginning of his career, Joyce was the most distinctive figure in the renaissance that occurred in Irish cultural life after the death of Charles Stewart Parnell. From the first, he set himself to liberate Ireland by Europeanizing its cultural institutions. His early stories are an exorcism of the spirit of paralysis he felt about himself in the Dublin of his youth. May 2013 | Print ISBN: 978-1-4298-3834-4 | $105 All Critical Insights titles come with free online access (800) 221-1592 www.salempress.com GET ONLINE ACCESS WITH YOUR PRINT BUY! FREE Online Access FREE CRITICAL INSIGHTS: AUTHORS LITERATURE 29