b'CRITICAL INSIGHTS: The diversity of the works studied and variety of critical43approaches taken in the volumes in this series help make THEMES it a lively and most worthwhile compendium Highly recommended.Library JournalIntroduced in 2012, titles in Critical Insights: Themes are now among our best sellers.LITERATUREThe American Comic Book BEST SELLER! BEST SELLER! BEST SELLER! BEST SELLER!A wonderful overview. Against the GrainDuring its heyday in the decade following World War II, the comic book rivaled film, radio, and television in popularity. Today, comics continue to inspire the development of the most popular movies and television programs. This volume offers a collection of original essays that will establish for students and their teachers an exemplary representation of American comics as a field of study within American literature.BEST SELLER! CRITICAL INSIGHTS: THEMESOctober 2014 | Print ISBN: 978-1-61925-226-4 | Library Price: $105American Creative NonfictionSeveral essays survey the critical conversation regarding American creative nonfiction, an interesting collection of memoirs, autobiographies, travel guides, and essays. The text allows readers to explore the genres cultural and historical contexts and offers close and comparative readings of key texts in the genre, including In Cold Blood, A Moveable Feast, The Big Sea, and Zen and The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.March 2015 | Print ISBN: 978-1-61925-417-6 | Library Price: $105The American DreamThe American Dream has become an essential component of the American experience and has come to define our nations identity, underlying nearly every aspect of our lives. Since the founding of our nation, the idea of the American Dream has become a pervasive and frequently deconstructed theme within the canon of American literature.March 2013 | Print ISBN: 978-1-4298-3821-4 | Library Price: $105CRITICAL BEST SELLER! American Multicultural Identity CrItICAlAmerican Multicultural Identity Linda Trinh Moser is professor of English at Me, world literaturissouri State Ue, and womenniversity whers literaturmerican e she e.INSIGHTS InsIghtsWestteaches multicultural American literatur AmericanLiter atanna in Myn are: A Book of Ry LWest, bio beloiterature, 1970 to Pemembrw, Moser edited anceresent, and . She has also edited the worA HResearalf Cch Gastuide to A and Other Wk of ritings.Together with KathrOnotoatur We: ContemporLife, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness what it means to be an American is contemplated in many worksMulticultural IdentityKathryn West is professor and chair of the department of English at Bellarmine enty-first century literature, womens literaturentuckynited Sch Guide to Aimeline of Lmerican Liter ary, Ce: ContemporUniversity in Louisville, K , where she teaches twentieth- and twauthor of Women Writers in the U e, and women and gender studies. She is co- Edited by Kathryn WestSocial H y, and co-editor of Resear tates: A T iteratur ultural, and ary Literaturistore, 1970 to Present.of fiction and nonfiction. The editors of American Multicultural Identity examine the American character, life inAmong the essays in this vAnnette Harris Powellolume:Twentieth-and Twenty-first Century America, by The Hyphenated American in A PStealing B nenid R. S ood and Bildungsroman in By Leanne Pich Minh Nguy. D, bayy John I izza Hut, A Puddhaizza Hs Dinnerut: J, bunk Fy Tina Pve in The Dourning Dowell escendants, b dentity ens the melting pot, and the many facets of American identity in popular literature. Close readings of the most A ntimate R s Own: Npitzegotiating M oves Authorial IC. Orr & Eelations: Land and LoTent of Oimportant works in this genre shed a new light on the study of this wide-ranging theme.October 2014 | Print ISBN: 978-1-61925-407-7 | Library Price: $105T ityJ8P -050 a1, Suite 310 S ParleeSmSHwaock Uennsiavecrks 9 N60l7a6z00American Road Literature PFahxo:n 2e0: 12-0916-8-0511From colonial westward expansion to the romanticized and philosophical road narratives of the Beat Generation, the American experienceits ideals, dreams, and disillusionmentshas been linked to the road. Whether grueling or carefree, spiritual or physical, these journeys on the American highway have helped us explore and define our diverse culture and establish the road narrative as an essential American genre.March 2013 | Print ISBN: 978-1-4298-3819-1 | Library Price: $105 BEST SELLER!American Short StoryDiverse in theme, style, and cultural context, the American short story can take many forms. The only common theme is the short storys unique ability to captivate an audience. This volume provides thoughtful, accessible essays that, taken together, provide a firm sense of the range of thematic, stylistic, and formal developments of the American short story over the past two hundred years. April 2015 | Print ISBN: 978-1-61925-425-1 | Library Price: $105American Sports FictionThis volume presents a collection that analyzes works by many of the most well-known authors of sports fiction, including Ernest Hemingway, Jack London, Don DeLillo, and David Foster Wallace. Introductory chapters offer a survey of critical approaches, as well as history of the genre that will be instructive for students and teachers alike.March 2013 | Print ISBN: 978-1-4298-3824-5 | 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'