b'40 CRITICAL INSIGHTS: WORKS LiteratureThe Outsiders, by S.E. HintonThis volume celebrates Hintons groundbreaking novel about teenaged greasers by exploring concepts of The Other, the portrait of Ponyboy Curtis as an artist, and The Outsiders as a postmodern work. While the LITERATUREnovel is often recognized for its maturation themes and its novelty as a young adult work, it also explores ideas such as free will vs. determinism and the definition of heroism.April 2018 | Print ISBN: 978-1-68217-686-3 | Library Price: $105Paradise Lost, by John MiltonAn excellent volume of insight and research on this epic and important piece of literature. ARBAParadise Lost is widely regarded as one of the most influential poems in the English language. This volume looks at Miltons epic from many different critical and theoretical perspectives and offers students and researchers multiple ways of engaging with a writer whom many critics consider the equal of William CRITICAL INSIGHTS: WORKSShakespeare. February 2019 | Print ISBN: 978-1-64265-024-2 | Library Price: $105The Pearl, by John SteinbeckEssays dive deep into the historical, cultural, social, economic, and ethnic themes of The Pearl. This volume offers an explanation of the history of the works critical reception while also contributing new insights of this American classic that have not been pursued before.September 2019 | Print ISBN: 978-1-64265-311-3 | Library Price: $105CRITICALThe Plague, by Albert Camus NEW! Spring 2023INSIGHTS The PlagueSales of Albert Camuss The Plague surged during the COVID-19 pandemic. The novels prescient By Albert Camus descriptions of isolation camps and public panic resonated with those living with lockdowns and constant fear.On one level a simple tale of the universal, ultimately unwinnable, struggle against death, The Plague also explores individual moral courage, secular and religious, in the face of overwhelming tragedy. As an advocate for personal integrity despite an absence of religious or philosophical meaning, Camus became a spokesman for the generation that had witnessed the Holocaust and other horrors of World War II. These essays approach this important work in terms of its critical reception, its profound impact on the literary NEW!scene at the time of its publication, and its connection to the twenty-first century.April 2023 | Print ISBN: 978-1-63700-432-6 | Library Price: $105The Poetry of BaudelaireBEST SELLER! BEST SELLER! Packs a critical and useful punch. highly recommended. ARBAThis collection of essays reflects the breadth of the poets artistic and intellectual worlds. The poets life and times are well documented, and close readings of key poems offer fresh perspectives on the mind and art of one of the greatest writers of the nineteenth century and indeed of the modern age. March 2014 | Print ISBN: 978-1-61925-395-7 | Library Price: $105The Poetry of Edgar Allan PoeWildly imaginative and disquietingly mournful, Poes most famous poems, Annabel Lee, The Raven, and Ulalume, are some of American literatures most haunting laments for lost loves. Their insistent rhymes and BEST SELLER! rhythms continue to thrill readers worldwide, more than a century and a half after their publication.October 2010 | Print ISBN: 978-1-58765-705-4 | Library Price: $105A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, by James JoyceThought-provoking essays examine Joyces life and enhance the readers understanding of the novel. Other essays survey the spectrum of critical evaluations and explanations of the book, and explore the ethnic reach of the novel, the interwoven sexual and political dimension, and the role of faith in the novel.September 2011 | Print ISBN: 978-1-58765-842-6 | Library Price: $105Pride and Prejudice, by Jane AustenEssays include a biography of Jane Austen, the critical reception of Pride and Prejudice, an examination of the novels historical milieu, and a reading of the novel that stresses the importance Austen places on female education as a means of redefining the role of women in society. Several essays are written from a feminist perspective.September 2011 | Print ISBN: 978-1-58765-843-3 | 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.com2022-480 Salem Catalog 2023 R7.indd 40 2022-12-28 11:13 AM'