Literature CRITICAL INSIGHTS: WORKS Beloved, by Toni Morrison Toni Morrison’s 1987 tale of Sethe, an escaped slave living in Cincinnati and struggling to overcome her past, won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1988 along with instant international acclaim. Several essays in this volume study major themes of Beloved, including motherhood, the psychological impacts of slavery, and repression of memory, as well as connections to the real-life slave who inspired Morrison’s story. December 2015 | Print ISBN: 978-1-61925-828-0 | $105 Billy Budd, Sailor, by Herman Melville Critical Insights: Billy Budd, Sailor delves into Herman Melville’s short masterpiece. A frequently assigned and relatively brief work, Billy Budd deals explicitly with terrorism, human rights, and national security. Essays examine themes of sexuality, disability, law, capital punishment, and race. May 2017 | Print ISBN: 978-1-68217-569-9 | $105 Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley One of the founding texts of dystopian fiction, Brave New World is widely acknowledged to be the one whose dystopian future most closely matches the Western world as it has actually evolved. The essays in this volume examine the ways in which Brave New World continues to serve as an effective satirical commentary on our own reality. March 2014 | Print ISBN: 978-1-61925-238-7 | $105 The Canterbury Tales, by Geoffrey Chaucer Interesting essays provide a critical examination of several individual tales, including The Knight’s Tale, the recurring use of irony in The Merchant’s Tale, a feminist reading of The Wife of Bath’s Tale, the idea of gender and eroticism in The Miller’s Tale, and the anti-semitism and representation of the Jews in The Prioress’ Tale. October 2010 | Print ISBN: 978-1-58765-723-8 | $105 The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger The essays in this volume offer an examination of the iconic novel’s impact over time, and include discussions of the reach of Salinger’s influence, Catcher’s tumultuous history, and the culture and politics of the post-war era. September 2011 | Print ISBN: 978-1-58765-837-2 | $105 The Crucible, by Arthur Miller This volume offers diverse perspectives on one of Arthur Miller’s most popular, most controversial, and most frequently staged plays. The volume situates the play within many different contexts— historical, critical, literary, biographical, social, cultural, and others. March 2018 | Print ISBN: 978-1-68217-684-9 | $105 Death of a Salesman, by Arthur Miller Includes an examination of Death of a Salesman in the context of literary naturalism and monetary theory, as well as an in-depth analysis of Willy’s comparison of Biff to Hercules. Other essays look at the differences between dream and reality while also considering the competing dreams of the Loman family. October 2009 | Print ISBN: 978-1-58765-610-1 | $105 The Diary of a Young Girl, by Anne Frank This volume highlights the continued relevance and poignancy of The Diary of a Young Girl. The Diary is contextualized with contemporary and WWII diaries, blogging, notions of childhood, adolescence, and gender. It explores the Diary’s diverse and dynamic representations in comics, theatre, TV, YouTube, in the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam as well as its remarkable reception in the US and in Japan. March 2017 | Print ISBN: 978-1-68217-262-9 | $105 RECENT NEW! RECENT BEST SELLER! BEST SELLER! BEST SELLER! NEW! NEW! BEST SELLER! RECENT RECENT 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: WORKS LITERATURE 35