b'Literature CRITICAL INSIGHTS: AUTHORS 31Mary ShelleyAn excellent source for teachers, professors, students, and scholars. Highly recommended. ARBABest known as the author of the ubiquitous Gothic novel, Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus, MaryLITERATUREShelley lived an eventful, though grief-stricken life between troubled finances, her fathers disownment, and the death of multiple children. Topics discussed in this compilation include autobiographical elements and themes in her work, the influence of Frankenstein today, and her relationship with her husband, Romantic poet-philosopher Percy Bysshe Shelley.September 2016 | Print ISBN: 978-1-68217-116-5 | Library Price: $105 BEST SELLER! BEST SELLER!John SteinbeckOne of Americas most important novelists, Steinbeck has been a favorite among readers for decades. A versatile, restless writer who constantly experimented with new forms and genres, he seems to offer something for everyonewhether rapturous descriptions of the California landscape, fierce denunciations NEW! Fall 2021 CRITICAL INSIGHTS: AUTHORSof social injustices, simple morality tales, or picaresque adventure stories.October 2010 | Print ISBN: 978-1-58765-703-0 | Library Price: $105 CRITICAL Amy Tan INSIGHTS Amy Tan Amy Tan has called writing an extreme privilege, but its also a gift. Its a gift to yourself and its a gift of giving a story to someone. This volume discusses some of Tans key themes: communication across generations of a family when those generations have grown up in different cultures; the immigrant experience; mother/daughter relationships; the intersection of gender roles and an Asian or Asian American experience; and depression and the artist, among others. September 2021 | Print ISBN: 978-1-64265-994-8 | Library Price: $105Leo Tolstoy NEW! A good introduction to contemporary Tolstoy criticism. ARBAThis volume explores various and lesser-known works by Tolstoy in addition to Anna Karenina and War and Peace with attention to the fundamentals of Tolstoys biography, personal philosophy, and his sustained legacy in the Russian literary canon. BEST SELLER!October 2017 | Print ISBN: 978-1-68217-611-5 | Library Price: $105Mark TwainMark Twain remains one of Americas most beloved literary figures. Eminently quotable, his best writing combines irreverent humor with practical good sense and deep human feeling and, perhaps more so than the work of any other author, defines what it is to be an American. October 2010 | Print ISBN: 978-1-58765-689-7 | Library Price: $105 John UpdikeThis volume is a wide-ranging survey of both Updikes work and the critical response to it. Divided into essayson his career, life, and influences, the critical contexts of his writing, critical readings that address majorthemes, characters, motifs, and concerns, and resources for further study, it offers readers insights into thebreadth of his achievement from his earliest stories to the books he completed in the last months of his life.September 2011 | Print ISBN: 978-1-58765-832-7 | Library Price: $105Mario Vargas Llosa Beginning with Time of the Hero to the recent El hroe discreto, Vargas Llosa has created an unusually vivid and complex fresco of Spains twentieth and twenty-first centurys political and social evolution. The articles not only provide an introduction to the Nobel Prize winners novels and essays, they also trace his artistic and political evolution, and place his works in their historical and cultural context. April 2014 | Print ISBN: 978-1-61925-401-5 | Library Price: $105Kurt VonnegutCritical acclaim eluded Vonnegut until Slaughterhouse-Five was published in 1969. An immediate best seller, it earned the author respect from critics who had previously dismissed him as a mediocre science-fiction writer. Through his insightful and sympathetic treatment of the psychologically and morally crippled victims of the modern world, Vonnegut is one of the greatest humanist writers of his time.March 2013 | Print ISBN: 978-1-4298-3832-0 | Library Price: $105 FREE Online Access All Critical Insights titles come with free online accessFREEGET ONLINE ACCESS(800) 221-1592 WITH YOUR PRINT BUY! www.salempress.com'