b'48 CRITICAL INSIGHTS: THEMESLiteratureMagical RealismMagical Realism analyzes its evolution as well as its manifestations in different cultures. Several essays discuss the struggle between the hegemonic imposition of western modernity and subaltern, ethnicized, LITERATUREnon-western conceptualizations in the Third World. Magical realist cultural production is thus seen as a tool for questioning Eurocentric views, as it endows non-western worldviews with additional agency. September 2014 | Print ISBN: 978-1-61925-413-8 | Library Price: $105Midwestern LiteratureSeveral essays survey the critical conversation regarding Midwestern literature, explore its cultural and historical contexts and offer close and comparative reading of key texts in the genre, including Huckleberry Finn, A Thousand Acres, Nick Adams Stories, Beloved, Winter Dreams, Home, and Looking for Mr. Green.CRITICAL INSIGHTS: THEMESDecember 2013 | Print ISBN: 978-1-61925-216-5 | Library Price: $105Modern Japanese LiteratureModern Japanese Literature examines the developments of the countrys history, its economic and military rise in the early 20th century and its bitter defeat after WWII. Essays in this volume explore the search for national identity and examine the work of Murakami Haruki, Akutagawa Rynosuke, and Futabatei Shimei.February 2017 | Print ISBN: 978-1-68217-258-2 | Library Price: $105Nature & the EnvironmentAs far back as ancient Greece, nature has inspired countless poets, novelists, and playwrights with its beauty and power. Readers will learn about the early pastoralism of the Greeks, the brute realism of the naturalists, and the environmental concerns of contemporary writers.Essays examine several key texts, including Walden, Call of the Wild, O Pioneers!, the poetry of William Wordsworth, alongside several contemporary works.September 2012 | Print ISBN: 978-1-4298-3738-5 | Library Price: $105Paranoia, Fear & AlienationUnique blend of breadth and focus makes this book a great addition to literature collections. ARBAThis essay compilation investigates common motifs found in paranoid literaturesuch as dystopian settings and unreliable narratorsand studies the work of prominent authors in the genre, including Philip K. Dick, William S. Burroughs, Thomas Pynchon, and more. CRITICALDecember 2016 | Print ISBN: 978-1-68217-126-4 | Library Price: $105INSIGHTSPatriotism NEW! Fall 2021Patriotism Patriotism has long been an important theme in world literature, especially during the era of the so-called nation-state. Millions of people, motivated by patriotism, have served their countries in many different ways, including in military service in which millions have died. What is patriotism? How has it been defined, embraced, and sometimes rejected? How are various attitudes toward it reflected in literature? These are the kinds of questions this volume explores from deliberately diverse perspectives. NEW!October 2021 | Print ISBN: 978-1-63700-000-7 | Library Price: $105Political FictionThis volume presents a variety of essays and stories that not only deal with events that occurred throughout the nation, but are also fable-like, allegorical, or manically metafictional to the genre. Topics in this volume range from the Cold War period to the aftermath of 9/11, along with discussion of a range of individual authors such as Joseph Conrad, George Orwell, and Robert Stone. November 2014 | Print ISBN: 978-1-61925-411-4 | Library Price: $105Postcolonial LiteratureCritical Insights: Postcolonial Literature is global in scope, representing work from Asia, Africa and Indiato offer new perspectives on the work of Salman Rushdie, Arundhati Roy, and Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche among many others.December 2017 | Print ISBN: 978-1-68217-559-0 | 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'