b'Literature CRITICAL INSIGHTS: WORKS33Anna Karenina, by Leo TolstoyLong and complex, Anna Karenina presents a detailed portrait of various kinds of life in Russia in the nineteenth century while exploring such broad themes as love, lust, class, family, marriage, adultery, and the relevance of religion to social and personal life. This volume offers a deliberately diverse range of essays on the novels majorLITERATUREthemes, its compelling literary features, and its complicated structure and intriguing presentations of characters.January 2021 | Print ISBN: 978-1-64265-750-0 | Library Price: $105 BEST SELLER!The Awakening, by Kate ChopinA very good starting point for further study. ARBAThis volume presents a variety of original essays on Chopins landmark work of early feminism. Essays offer a variety of new approaches from various critical perspectives, including how the novel relates to race, humor, Chopins life, impressionist painting, irony and close reading, tourism and landscapes, regionalism and naturalism, and folly and engendered discourse.January 2014 | Print ISBN: 978-1-61925-228-8 | Library Price: $105 BEST SELLER! BEST SELLER! CRITICAL INSIGHTS: WORKSThe Bell Jar, by Sylvia PlathEssays take a specific angle from which to examine the work, including a discussion of nature vs. nurture in the novel, while another discusses the similarities between Plaths work and Susanna Kaysens Girl, Interrupted. Additional entries provide some of the finest scholarship on The Bell Jar and offer a wide variety of critical approaches to this work.September 2011 | Print ISBN: 978-1-58765-836-5 | Library Price: $105Beloved, by Toni MorrisonExcellent background for approaching the novel. ARBAToni Morrisons 1987 tale of Sethe, an escaped slave living in Cincinnati and struggling to overcome her past, won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1988 along with instant international acclaim. Several essays in this volume study major themes of Beloved, including motherhood, the psychological impacts of slavery, and repression of memory, as well as connections to the real-life slave who inspired Morrisons story. December 2015 | Print ISBN: 978-1-61925-828-0 | Library Price: $105Billy Budd, Sailor, by Herman MelvilleVaried and thoughtful discussion. Recommended. ARBAThis collection of essays delves into Herman Melvilles short masterpiece. A frequently assigned and relatively brief work, Billy Budd deals explicitly with terrorism, human rights, and national security. Essays also examine themes of sexuality, disability, law, capital punishment, and race. May 2017 | Print ISBN: 978-1-68217-569-9 | Library Price: $105The Book Thief, by Markus ZusakMarkus Zusaks 2005 novel The Book Thief became an instant international best-seller. Set during one of the most important places (Nazi Third Reich) and periods (WWII) in twentieth-century history, the novel emphasizes the value of family, love, literature, and friendship and the ways these influences help people cope during the darkest times. This volume explores Zusaks work from diverse perspectives, setting it in various contexts and examining the traits that make it a significant work of literature.March 2021 | Print ISBN: 978-1-64265-748-7 | Library Price: $105 BEST SELLER!Brave New World, by Aldous HuxleyThis volume demonstrates the wealth of possible interpretations of this dystopian classic. ARBAOne of the founding texts of dystopian fiction, Brave New World is widely acknowledged to be the one whose dystopian future most closely resembles the Western world as it has actually evolved. The essays in this volume examine the ways in which Brave New World continues to serve as an effective satirical commentary on our own reality. March 2014 | Print ISBN: 978-1-61925-238-7 | Library Price: $105 BEST SELLER!The Canterbury Tales, by Geoffrey ChaucerHighly recommended. All readers. CHOICEInteresting essays provide a critical examination of several individual tales, including The Knights Tale, the recurring use of irony in The Merchants Tale, a feminist reading of The Wife of Baths Tale, the idea of gender and eroticism in The Millers Tale, and the antisemitism and representation of the Jews in The Prioress Tale.October 2010 | Print ISBN: 978-1-58765-723-8 | Library Price: $105Catch-22, by Joseph HellerCatch-22 was published in 1961, becoming a number-one bestseller in England before American audiences identified with its anti-war sentiments, earning it classic status and prompting a film version in 1970. Hellers dark, satirical novel became so ubiquitous that it initiated the eponymous phrase regarding paradoxical situations. Catch-22 is appreciated for its black humor, extensive use of flashbacks, contorted chronology, countercultural sensibilities, and bizarre language structures. With current trends and political climate considered, this volume revisits this classic text for a contemporary audience. October 2021 | Print ISBN: 978-1-64265-996-2 | 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.com2023-467 Salem 2024 Catalog R8.indd 33 2023-12-19 1:59 PM'