Literature CRITICAL INSIGHTS: AUTHORS BEST SELLER! BEST SELLER! BEST SELLER! BEST SELLER! Herman Melville This volume discusses Herman Melville, one of America’s preeminent writers. Essays include a brief biography, a discussion of the critical reception of his work, his views on faith and religion, and his responses to the issues of his day. Works discussed include Moby Dick, The Confidence Man, and Billy Budd, as well as selected poems. September 2012 | Print ISBN: 978-1-4298-3726-2 | $105 Arthur Miller Among the 20th century’s greatest playwrights, Arthur Miller is recognized as a formative influence on modern American drama. His best plays seamlessly combine the psychological and the social to produce riveting treatments of the fraught relationship between the individual and society. Original essays examine Miller’s life, works and critical reception. October 2010 | Print ISBN: 978-1-58765-697-2 | $105 Toni Morrison Morrison’s works are dedicated to providing African Americans ways of defining and developing identity for themselves, their community, and their literary tradition. As towering and daunting as this purpose may be, Morrison has achieved even more. Creating literature about and for African Americans, Morrison gifts us with works that speak to and for all humankind. October 2009 | Print ISBN: 978-1-58765-622-4 | $105 Alice Munro Over more than forty years, Alice Munro’s reputation has slowly grown to a point where she is today recognized as one of the finest living short story writers. This volume discusses this Nobel Prize winner’s life and works, including The Beggar Maid, Friend of My Youth, Lives of Girls and Women, and The Love of a Good Woman. September 2012 | Print ISBN: 978-1-4298-3722-4 | $105 Tim O’Brien This title highlights Tim O’Brien’s stature as one of the most important living American authors that seems to grow with each passing year. Much of O’Brien’s work deals with American participation in the Vietnam War, and it is not an exaggeration to say that he is usually considered the key writer about that crucial chapter in U.S. history. His books are almost always at least as interesting for how they are written as for what they are about. February 2015 | Print ISBN: 978-1-61925-421-3 | $105 Flannery O’Connor This volume examines O’Connor’s religious ideas, her narrative technique, her use of humor, the regional and social context of her fiction, and the religious context of “A Good Man is Hard to Find” and “Good Country People”. Other essays explore O’Connor’s use of humor in the story “Temple of the Holy Ghost” as well as her two short novels Wise Blood and The Violent Bear it Away. September 2011 | Print ISBN: 978-1-58765-831-0 | $105 Eugene O’Neill The only American dramatist to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, Eugene O’Neill was the dominant voice in American theatre throughout the 1920s and 1930s. This volume discusses his most popular plays, including Long Day’s Journey into Night, Anna Christie, Strange Interlude and The Iceman Cometh. September 2012 | Print ISBN: 978-1-4298-3727-9 | $105 George Orwell This volume presents a variety of new essays on the British writer. A biographical sketch relates the details of his life and four essays survey the critical reception and explore the cultural and historical contexts of Orwell’s work. Other essays discuss his use of fable, satire, allegory, and his outlook on science and technology. September 2012 | Print ISBN: 978-1-4298-3728-6 | $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 31