b'40 CRITICAL INSIGHTS: WORKS LiteratureThe 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 LITERATUREinsights of this American classic that have not been pursued before.September 2019 | Print ISBN: 978-1-64265-311-3 | Library Price: $105The Plague, by Albert Camus NEW!Sales of Albert Camus The Plague surged during the COVID-19 pandemic. The novels prescient descriptions of isolation camps and public panic resonated with those living with lockdowns and constant fear. 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 CRITICAL INSIGHTS: WORKSWorld War II. These essays approach this important work in terms of its critical reception, its profound impact on the literary scene at the time of its publication, and its connection to the twenty-first century.March 2023 | Print ISBN: 978-1-63700-432-6 | Library Price: $105NEW!The Poetry of BaudelairePacks 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 BEST SELLER! BEST SELLER! BEST SELLER! 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 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: $105BEST SELLER! A 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: $105A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry NEW!This carefully considered resource is a great one to have on hand. Library JournalJames 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-class 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 an ambitious work of theatrical realism crafted by a dramatist not yet thirty.January 2023 | Print ISBN: 978-1-63700-428-9 | Library Price: $105NEW!The Red Badge of Courage, by Stephen CraneMore vivid, unflinching, artistically and philosophically complex than any prior war novel, Red Badge made Stephen 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: $105 FREE 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 40 2023-12-19 2:00 PM'