The Sound and the Fury, by William Faulkner When William Faulkner published The Sound and the Fury in 1929 he presented the world with one of the greatest novels of all time and a foremost example of Modernist art. Even as it explores life in the United States South, this novel delves deeply into individual psychology via literary techniques that strain representation to its very limits. April 2014 | Print ISBN: 978-1-61925-391-9 | $105 A Streetcar Named Desire, by Tennessee Williams Essays offer an examination of the play in light of post-war American culture and censorship, as well as a comparison of Williams’ treatment of tragedy with Arthur Miller’s in his equally iconic play, Death of a Salesman. Other essays consider how repression drives the play’s action, and review a selection of Streetcar criticism. October 2009 | Print ISBN: 978-1-58765-628-6 | $105 The Sun Also Rises, by Ernest Hemingway Though Hemingway went on to write dozens of works before winning the Nobel Prize, The Sun Also Rises, his second novel, endures as a quintessential American classic. With its vivid characters and spare, laconic prose, it effectively captures the despair, disillusionment, and muted hope of a generation struggling to find meaning in a world torn apart by war. October 2010 | Print ISBN: 978-1-58765-713-9 | $105 The Tales of Edgar Allan Poe The original essays in this volume illuminate the influences that shaped Poe, contextualize his work, and assess his enduring impact on American and European poetry and fiction. Featured essays include critical readings of “The Fall of the House of Usher,” “The Black Cat,” “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “Ligeia,” and “Berenice.” October 2009 | Print ISBN: 978-1-58765-616-3 | $105 Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe Introductory essays reflect on Achebe’s pioneering achievement and evaluate the enduring, international popularity of Things Fall Apart. Also included is a comparison of Things Fall Apart to major literary works within the western canon, such as The Odyssey and The Illiad; the novel’s depiction of gender; presentation of cultural violence, and portrayal of colonization. October 2010 | Print ISBN: 978-1-58765-711-5 | $105 To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee Overview essays consider the cultural contexts surrounding the novel and the critical reception of Lee’s work. Other essays offer a close examination of the novel as wisdom literature and consider the lessons being taught in the novel, and a consideration of narrative strategies in both the novel and the film versions. October 2009 | Print ISBN: 978-1-58765-618-7 | $105 War and Peace, by Leo Tolstoy Tolstoy’s epic novel is one of the most famous pieces of Russian literature and is on the short list of the most important works of literature in the world. War and Peace expresses concern whether Russia should continue to conform its culture to the Western European ways, through the lens of five Russian aristocratic families. Essay topics include historical fiction, war drama, and realism. April 2014 | Print ISBN: 978-1-61925-393-3 | $105 The Woman Warrior, by Maxine Hong Kingston This volume features international scholars revisiting long-standing debates about authenticity, genre, and identity in the text, as well as pushing forward into little explored contexts, such as transnationalism, mythopoesis, diaspora, and relational self-hood. Additional essays compare Kingston’s masterwork to other key ethnic American writings by authors such as Amy Tan, Maya Angelou, and Lan Cao. November 2016 | Print ISBN: 978-1-68217-394-7 | $105 BEST SELLER! BEST SELLER! BEST SELLER! BEST SELLER! BEST SELLER! CRITICAL INSIGHTS the Woman Warrior CritiCal iNsiGhts Salem PreSS Two University Plaza, Suite 310 Hackensack NJ 07601 Phone: 201-968-0500 Fax: 201-968-0511 Linda Trinh Moser teaches and writes about multicultural American and world literature and women’s literature at Missouri State University where she is professor and Assistant Head of the English Department. Her work has appeared in Critical Insights: American Multicultural Identity, coedited with Kathryn West, for which she contributed an essay on Sui Sin Far (Edith Eaton). Dr. Moser has edited and introduced the work of Onoto Watanna in Me: A Book of Remembrance (UP of Mississippi, 1997) and “A Half Caste” and Other Writings (U of Illinois P , 2003). Kathryn West is professor and chair of the Department of English at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky. She teaches primarily twentieth- and twenty-first- century American literature, women’s literature, and women’s and gender studies. With Linda Trinh Moser, Dr. West edited Contemporary Literature, 1970 to Present. Also with Dr. Moser, she edited Critical Insights: American Multicultural Identity, for which she contributed an essay on Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. She is coauthor of Women Writers in the United States: A Timeline of Literary, Cultural, and Social History (Oxford, 1994). Among the essays in this volume: “Deliberately Forgetting: The Invention of Unnamed Ancestors in Maxine Hong Kingston and Maya Angelou” by David Borman “The Mother’s Mark on the Daughter’s Speech in The Woman Warrior” by Jeffrey Westover “Creating Meaning and Self-Affirmation through Stories: Existentialism and The Woman Warrior,” by Alex Pinnon “Truths and Tellings: The Woman Warrior and Kingston’s Transformational Genres of the Real” by Elizabeth Rodrigues the Woman Warrior Moser West by Maxine Hong Kingston Edited by Linda Trinh Moser and Kathryn West 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 Literature CRITICAL INSIGHTS: WORKS CRITICAL INSIGHTS: WORKS LITERATURE 41 41