b'30 CRITICAL INSIGHTS: AUTHORS LiteratureBEST SELLER! Tim OBrienThis title highlights Tim OBriens status as one of the most important living American authors that seems to grow with each passing year. Much of OBriens work deals with American participation in the Vietnam War, and LITERATUREit 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 | Library Price: $105BEST SELLER! Flannery OConnorThis volume examines OConnors 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 OConnors 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.CRITICAL INSIGHTS: AUTHORSSeptember 2011 | Print ISBN: 978-1-58765-831-0 | Library Price: $105Eugene ONeillThe only American dramatist to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, Eugene ONeill was the dominant voice in American theatre throughout the 1920s and 1930s. This volume discusses his most popular plays, including Long Days Journey into Night, Anna Christie, Strange Interlude and The Iceman Cometh.September 2012 | Print ISBN: 978-1-4298-3727-9 | Library Price: $105BEST SELLER! George OrwellThis 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 Orwells 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 | Library Price: $105Sylvia PlathBEST SELLER!Plath won several major prizes in writing and her poems are considered to be the most famous by an American female poet of the 20th Century, especially those in her 1965 collection Ariel. This volume presents a variety of new essays on the unconventional American poet: a unique, rare, rebellious and unexpected voice in American literature.May 2013 | Print ISBN: 978-1-4298-3833-7 | Library Price: $105Philip RothThis volume positions Roths greatest novels and journalism against the backdrop of the changing literary, historical, and cultural American scenes. Readers seeking a deeper understanding of the writer can explore a bevy of topics, such as major thematic trajectories in Roths work, the authors use of autobiographical gestures, the mechanics of history in his works, and the authors style in his later writings and books.March 2013 | Print ISBN: 978-1-4298-3829-0 | Library Price: $105Salman RushdieA great starting point for students seeking an introduction to Salman Rushdie, this volume discusses Rushdies life and rise to popularity, the critical response to his work, and key themes surrounding his works. Titles discussed include Midnights Children, The Satanic Verses, The Ground Beneath her Feet, Shalimar the Clown, and Shame.September 2012 | Print ISBN: 978-1-4298-3729-3 | Library Price: $105CRITICALJ.D. Salinger NEW! Spring 2022INSIGHTSAlthough J.D. Salinger is especially renowned for his novel The Catcher in the Rye, he has also authored many J.D. Salingerother noteworthy works, including a number of significant short stories. Salinger is also known for his mysteriously reclusive lifestylea lifestyle that only stimulated peoples interest in his personality and personal habits. Catcher is one of the most widely-read novels about young people ever written, and today, after 70 years, still remains a celebrated work about alienated youth. This volume examines Salinger and his works from numerous points of view, adopting biographical, historical, sociological, and aesthetic perspectives, among others.March 2022 | Print ISBN: 978-1-63700-075-5 | Library Price: $105NEW! FREE All Critical Insights titles come with free online access Online AccessFREEGET ONLINE ACCESS(800) 221-1592 WITH YOUR PRINT BUY! www.salempress.com'