b'34 CRITICAL INSIGHTS: WORKS LiteratureBEST SELLER! The Bell Jar, by Sylvia PlathEssays take a specific angle from which to examine the work, including a discussion of nature vs. nurture in the novel, while another discusses the similarities between Plaths work and Susanna Kaysens LITERATUREGirl, Interrupted. Additional entries provide some of the finest scholarship on The Bell Jar, and offer a wide variety of critical approaches to this work.September 2011 | Print ISBN: 978-1-58765-836-5 | Library Price: $105Beloved, by Toni MorrisonBEST SELLER! Excellent background for approaching the novel. ARBAToni Morrisons 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 Morrisons story. CRITICAL INSIGHTS: WORKSDecember 2015 | Print ISBN: 978-1-61925-828-0 | Library Price: $105Billy Budd, Sailor, by Herman MelvilleVaried and thoughtful discussion. Recommended. ARBACritical Insights: Billy Budd, Sailor delves into Herman Melvilles short masterpiece. A frequently assigned and relatively brief work, Billy Budd deals explicitly with terrorism, human rights, and national security. Essays also examine themes of sexuality, disability, law, capital punishment, and race. May 2017 | Print ISBN: 978-1-68217-569-9 | Library Price: $105The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak NEW!Markus Zusaks 2005 novel The Book Thief became an instant international best-seller, was translated into over 60 languages, and was made into a major motion picture. Set during one of the most important places (Nazi Third Reich) and periods (WWII) in twentieth-century history, the novel emphasizes the value of family, love, literature, and friendship and the ways these influences help people cope during the darkest times. This volume explores Zusaks work from diverse perspectives, setting it in various contexts and examining the traits that make it a significant work of literature.BEST SELLER! March 2021 | Print ISBN: 978-1-64265-748-7 | Library Price: $105Brave New World, by Aldous HuxleyNEW!This volume demonstrates the wealth of possible interpretations of this dystopian classic. ARBAOne of the founding texts of dystopian fiction, Brave New World is widely acknowledged to be the onewhose dystopian future most closely resembles the Western world as it has actually evolved. The essaysin this volume examine the ways in which Brave New World continues to serve as an effective satiricalBEST SELLER! BEST SELLER! commentary on our own reality.March 2014 | Print ISBN: 978-1-61925-238-7 | Library Price: $105The Canterbury Tales, by Geoffrey ChaucerHighly recommended. All readers. CHOICEInteresting essays provide a critical examination of several individual tales, including The Knights Tale, the recurring use of irony in The Merchants Tale, a feminist reading of The Wife of Baths Tale, the idea of gender CRITICALand eroticism in The Millers Tale, and the anti-semitism and representation of the Jews in The Prioress TaleINSIGHTSOctober 2010 | Print ISBN: 978-1-58765-723-8 | Library Price: $105Catch-22By Joseph HellerCatch-22, by Joseph Heller NEW! Fall 2021Catch-22 was published in 1961, becoming a number-one bestseller in England before American audiences identified with its anti-war sentiments, earning it classic status and prompting a film version in 1970. Hellers dark, satirical novel became so ubiquitous that it initiated the eponymous phrase regarding paradoxical situations. Catch-22 is appreciated for its black humor, extensive use of flashbacks, contorted chronology, countercultural sensibilities, and bizarre language structures. With current trends and political climate NEW!considered, this volume revisits this classic text for a contemporary audience. October 2021 | Print ISBN: 978-1-64265-996-2 | Library Price: $105The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. SalingerThe essays in this volume offer an examination of the iconic novels impact over time, and include discussions of the reach of Salingers influence, Catchers tumultuous history, and the culture and politics of the postwar era.September 2011 | Print ISBN: 978-1-58765-837-2 | Library Price: $105 FREE All Critical Insights titles come with free online access Online AccessFREEGET ONLINE ACCESS(800) 221-1592 WITH YOUR PRINT BUY! www.salempress.com'