b'Literature CRITICAL INSIGHTS: WORKS41A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine HansberryNEW! Spring 2023James Baldwin wrote of A Raisin in the Sun, Never before in the entire history of the American theatre had so much of the truth of black peoples lives been seen on the stage.Hansberrys depiction of a working- LITERATUREclass African American family living on Chicagos South Side in the 1950s dramatizes evocatively their urban backwater chronologically poised between the civil rights movement and the black activism of the years to come, as each of the characters struggles with issues of cultural assimilation and resistance.Essays in this volume approach Raisin as a resonant social document, as a frequently staged play and iconic film, and as anBEST SELLER! BEST SELLER!ambitious work of theatrical realism crafted by a dramatist not yet thirty.January 2023 | Print ISBN: 978-1-63700-428-9 | Library Price: $105The Red Badge of Courage, by Stephen Crane NEW! More vivid, unflinching, artistically and philosophically complex than any prior war novel, Red Badge madeBEST SELLER! CRITICAL INSIGHTS: WORKSStephen Crane an overnight international celebrity. Readers were gripped by Cranes lucid descriptions of war and the vacillating mind of his young, untested soldier, Henry Fleming. October 2010 | Print ISBN: 978-1-58765-707-8 | Library Price: $105Romeo and Juliet, by William ShakespeareThe essays feature extensive research and present topics that are of interest.ARBAThis volume examines many aspects of Shakespeares classic tale of star-crossed lovers including the history of the plays criticism, issues of confession, trauma, and uses of the imagination. Essays on film adaptations and parodies as well as pluralistic approaches to the balcony scene are also included.April 2017 | Print ISBN: 978-1-68217-264-3 | Library Price: $105The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne This volume examines how The Scarlet Letter brings together many vital strands in American literature and culture: Puritanism and the rise of religious liberalism; philosophical Romanticism and Transcendentalism; the role of women and gender; the nature of justice and democratic governance; and the relationship between the United States and the wider world. CRITICAL February 2018 | Print ISBN: 978-1-68217-688-7 | Library Price: $105 INSIGHTS Sense and Sensibility, by Jane Austen NEW! Fall 2023 Sense andBy Jane AustenSensibility Beginning with a discussion of Austens life and its relevance to understanding Sense and Sensibility, this volume goes on to explore the enduring popularity, especially in recent decades, of Austens writings in general and of this novel in particular. Comparison to other literary texts helps readers explore Sense and Sensibility through the lens of the many literary theories currently available to serious students and readers of literature. Discussions of various film versions reveal how these visual versions can illuminate Austens novel. How this book succeeds (or fails) as a work of art is also examined, as is its continuing relevance inNEW! the twenty-first century to present-day concerns over gender, class, and race.August 2023 | Print ISBN: 978-1-63700-438-8 | Library Price: $105Short Fiction of Flannery OConnor BEST SELLER!As one of the prominent writers of the Southern Gothic genre, OConnor explored grotesque characters, Southern settings, questions of morality, and Roman Catholic themes. This volume examines a wide variety of OConnors works, such as A Good Man is Hard to Find, Good Country People, and Temple of the Holy Ghost.February 2016 | Print ISBN: 978-1-61925-874-7 | Library Price: $105Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt VonnegutPublished at the height of the Vietnam War protests, Slaughterhouse-Five seized the imaginations of thousands and made Vonnegut an overnight sensation. More than 50 years later, scholars continue to assess Vonneguts unique achievement with this stoic yet compassionate treatment of one of the deadliest military strikes in European history.October 2010 | Print ISBN: 978-1-58765-721-4 | Library Price: $105The Sound and the Fury, by William FaulknerWhen William Faulkner published The Sound and the Fury in 1929, he presented the world with one ofthe greatest novels of all time and a foremost example of modernist art. Even as it explores life in theUnited States South, this novel delves deeply into individual psychology via literary techniques that strainrepresentation to its very limits. FREEApril 2014 | Print ISBN: 978-1-61925-391-9 | Library Price: $105Online Access All Critical Insights titles come with free online accessFREEGET ONLINE ACCESS(800) 221-1592 WITH YOUR PRINT BUY! www.salempress.com2022-480 Salem Catalog 2023 R7.indd 41 2022-12-28 11:13 AM'