b'38 CRITICAL INSIGHTS: WORKS LiteratureThe Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini RECENTThe Kite Runner combines a moving narrative, memorable characters, powerful depictions of suffering and guilt, an urgent quest for redemption, and the complex relationship of Afghanistan and American culture. LITERATUREEssays in this volume look afresh at this remarkable work, its critical reception, its style, structure and themes, its mythical, moral, historical and political dimensions, and its continued relevance in the twenty-first century.June 2020 | Print ISBN: 978-1-64265-377-9 | Library Price: $105RECENT Life of Pi, by Yann Martel NEW! Yann Martels 2001 novel Life of Pi earned him the Man Booker Prize and also served as the basis for the critically acclaimed 2012 movie of the same title. The essays featured in this volume survey the novels critical reception, discussing topics ranging from narrative techniques through religion and philosophy to CRITICAL INSIGHTS: WORKSthe cultural role of zoos, and also provide a brief introduction to the authors life and work.September 2020 | Print ISBN: 978-1-64265-667-1|Library Price: $105NEW! Little Women, by Louisa May AlcottThought-provoking analyses of one of the truly great works of American fiction. Recommended. ARBALittle Women paved the way for a new form of literature, changing the conversation regarding a womens journey from childhood to womanhood. This volume surveys the critical conversation regarding Alcotts achievement from all standard critical perspectives: social, gender-based, postmodern, psychological, and cultural.May 2015 | Print ISBN: 978-1-61925-427-5 | Library Price: $105Lolita, by Vladimir NabokovThis compilation of critical essays examines the controversy behind Lolitas reception, Humbert Humberts role as an unreliable narrator, connections to Nabokovs other works, and comparisons to the 1962 film adaptation.March 2016 | Print ISBN: 978-1-61925-846-4 | Library Price: $105Lord of the Flies, by William Golding New and innovative explorations.ARBAThis volume explores the novels initial critical reception, the moral issues it raises, its film adaptations, and the ways in which commentary about the novel has evolved. Additional essays explore the ways the novel has been received on both sides of the Atlantic and examine its themes, characters, and structures from a diversity of critical perspectives.CRITICALSeptember 2017 | Print ISBN: 978-1-68217-567-5 | Library Price: $105INSIGHTS The Lord ofThe Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien NEW! Spring 2022 the RingsBy J.R.R. Tolkien J.R.R. Tolkiens The Lord of the Rings quickly became one of the most popular and influential novels of the twentieth century. It inspired not just one film but a series of well-received movies that brought Tolkiens highly imaginative fantasy epic to life on the big screen. This volume about the novel discusses the work from numerous points of view, employing biographical, historical, cultural, mythic, and aesthetic approaches, among others.NEW!February 2022 | Print ISBN: 978-1-63700-071-7 | Library Price: $105Macbeth, by William ShakespeareProvides the necessary context to make an enduring classic accessible to students.ARBAEssay topics include consciousness, conscience, and madness in Macbeth and the lasting influence of the play. The volume discusses the work on stage and screen and look at themes of environmentalism, nationalism, and witchcraft in one of Shakespeares most popular plays.November 2017 | Print ISBN: 978-1-68217-563-7 | Library Price: $105The Metamorphosis, by Franz KafkaThis volume includes a biography which warns that, although The Metamorphosis is considered to be semi-autobiographical, it is ultimately a work of imagination. Other essays include a discussion of structure, cultural and historical contexts, Kafkas metaphor for extreme alienation, and a survey of the works critical reception.September 2011 | Print ISBN: 978-1-58765-840-2 | Library Price: $105 FREE All Critical Insights titles come with free online access Online AccessFREEGET ONLINE ACCESSWITH YOUR PRINT BUY! www.salempress.com'