b'38 CRITICAL INSIGHTS: WORKS LiteratureThe Merchant Of Venice, by William Shakespeare RECENTThe Merchant of Venice is one of William Shakespeares most often performedbut also most LITERATUREcontroversialdramas. Technically a comedy, the play has long been regarded as having dark, even tragic, overtones. Its most memorable character, Shylock, is also its apparent villain. This volume explores the play from many different points of view while seeking to understand why this work has long aroused, and continues to arouse, such strong admiration, fascination, and disagreement.BEST SELLER! BEST SELLER! December 2022 | Print ISBN: 978-1-63700-430-2 | Library Price: $105RECENT The Metamorphosis, by Franz Kafka This volume includes a biography which warns that, although The Metamorphosis is considered to be semi-autobiographical, it is ultimately a work of imagination. Other essays include a discussion of structure, cultural, CRITICAL INSIGHTS: WORKSand historical contexts, Kafkas metaphor for extreme alienation, and a survey of the works critical reception.September 2011 | Print ISBN: 978-1-58765-840-2 | Library Price: $105CRITICAL CRITICAL Midnights Children, by Salman RushdieINSIGHTSEdited by Jrofessor of Contemporar B \x1fe Salman RushdieKuortti Midnights Children INSIGHTS Midnights Children marked a change in the global literary scene, inaugurating a heightened interest inAdjunct P oel Kuortti, Professor of Ey Cnglish at the Uulture at the Univ askyla, Finland.Midnights Childrene has published a number of important books, including niversity of ersity of JTuryvku, and also Hibliography,r Pesent: lace of the SWomen acrWriting in Eed: the Rhetoric of the Snglish. Professor Katanic uorVerses Aairtti has co-edited sev, and Tense eral Transnational Era, and has contributed to a number of literar by Salman Rushdie writings from formerly colonized countries. In its richness, full with magical realistic depiction and historio-Past, Tense Pbooks, including Changing Worlds/Changing Nations: the Concept of Ny anthologies and ation in the journals. Edited by Joel KuorttiAmong the essays in this volume: ndian Fiction ingraphical narration, Rushdies novel became a trendsetter. The essays in this volume discuss topics such Frnder ScrUom Salman Rutiny: ushdie to ArMidnights Childrundhati Ren and Ioy: Its Cssues of Continuity in Iritics, Joel KuorttiEnglish, Anuradha M Indian Oral Narrative in Parwahostmodern Historiograhy: A Reading of Midnights NChildren, Tuomas Huttunen as ethics, nationalism, translation, and the culture of globalization.Children, Manda M. Se Parmaossibility of Ethical Deconstruction in Midnights asal Connections: \x1fFebruary 2014 | Print ISBN: 978-1-61925-389-6 | Library Price: $105A Midsummer Nights Dream, by William ShakespeareTwo UniversityP0l7a6z0a1, Suite 310 S PARLEESMS Shakespeares most loved comedy, this intricately structured drama employs a rich range of poetry and Hhx: 2 ensa0c1689- J8 5-101500P aocnke0: 12-9 k- N60Faprose to juxtapose fairies and mortals, fantasy and reality, reason and madness. This volume offers fresh perspectives on its complex form, rich language, key themes and reinterpretations in light of twenty-first century concerns about gender, harassment, social division, and trauma. February 2020 | Print ISBN: 978-1-64265-381-6 | Library Price: $105CRITICAL CRITICALINSIGHTS Moby-Dick, by Herman MelvilleEvans Moby-Dick INSIGHTSRobert Evans is I.B. Young Professor of English at Auburn University at My, women writers, ontgomery.Moby-Dick Herman Melvilles Moby-Dick is a vast epic that combines deep philosophy and high adventure as well as His specialties include Re of the nineteenth and twenaissance literaturentieth centuries. HYear by the South Atlantic Association and literatur rofessor of thee, pluralist literare is the ry theorecipient of many awartments of Eds, most recently Pnglish. He is the author or editor of nearly 30 books, and has of Depared roughly 300 published or forolume: thcoming essays. by Herman Melvilleauthor y-Dick, by Robert Klevay Edited by Robert C. Evans rich comedy and profound tragedy. Containing numerous essays by many prominent Melville scholars, the Among the essays in this v\x1fe Critics and the shmaelWhale,s Reading in M by Brian obYothers\x1fe Limits of Ionathan A. CookMoby-Dick and Nelville and the Arineteenth-Centurts to Cy Nreativatural He Students in a Nistory, by Jew Century, by book places Melville and his epic novel in their various historical contexts while also showing how the novel Teaching MRobert K. Wallacecontinues to be relevantand powerfultoday. September 2014 | Print ISBN: 978-1-61925-405-3 | Library Price: $105Mrs. Dalloway, by Virginia WoolfH o kUennsiaveckrs iNtyJ8 0-07560 a1, Suite 310 S PARLEESMSTwaocne: 201-96Plaz00 Original essays present an overview of Mrs. Dalloway, the works origins and composition, an analysis of the world PhFax: 201-968-0511events and social conditions that provide context for the work, the connections between Mrs. Dalloway and Toni Morrisons Sula, and discuss Woolfs efforts to create a new form of the novel appropriate for a new age.September 2011 | Print ISBN: 978-1-58765-841-9 | Library Price: $105BEST SELLER! Nineteen Eighty-Four, by George OrwellA good foundation for understanding the novel. Recommended. ARBAThe novel depicts one of the classic dystopias of all time: a totalitarian society where Big Brother watchesevery move, history is revised to suit the Partys wishes, and Thought Police torture suspected thoughtcriminals. This volume includes essays that profile the life of George Orwell and his politics, and compares Nineteen Eighty-Four to other dystopian novels such as Brave New World, We, and Fahrenheit 451.October 2016 | Print ISBN: 978-1-68217-118-9 | Library Price: $105The Odyssey, by HomerNearly exhaustive in its embrace of approaches, the volume is marked by an authenticity, balance,and relevance that will impress even the strictest classicists. Highly recommended. CHOICEWith its emphasis on strange adventures, personal challenges, and the celebration of enduring marital love, The Odyssey relates to all generations of readers from the ancient Greeks to present day. This volume explores the themes, structure, artistry, influence, and critical reception of one of the most important works ever composed.September 2019 | Print ISBN: 978-1-64265-271-0 | Library Price: $105 FREE eBooks are also available - visit www.salempress.com for more information All Critical Insights titles come with free online access Online AccessFREEGET ONLINE ACCESS(800) 221-1592 WITH YOUR PRINT BUY! www.salempress.com2023-467 Salem 2024 Catalog R8.indd 38 2023-12-19 2:00 PM'