Print ISBN: 978-1-61925-844-0
# of Pages: 328
# of Volumes: 1
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Critical Insights: The Hunger Games Trilogy

Editor: Lana Whited; Ferrum College, Virginia
March 2016

Essays in this volume analyze the importance of The Hunger Games’ Trilogy success on young adult readers, compare the world of Panem to other notable dystopias, and closely examine the relationships between literary allusions alive in this monumental trilogy.

Critical Insights: The Hunger Games Trilogy presents essays on one of the most popular literary titles in recent pop culture history. There are a variety of topics that can be discussed from The Hunger Games Trilogy and this title present fourteen strong essays that have not been discussed in other Hunger Games-themed critical anthologies already published.

This title begins by presenting an introduction to the series and a thorough biography on the author, Suzanne Collins.

Each Critical Insights is divided into four sections:

An Introduction about the book and the author.

Critical Contexts
Reading only through the Critical Contexts section, a person would gain a sense of how the three novels have been appraised by book critics, a deep familiarity with the series’ literary lineage, an understanding of the two predominant strands of dystopian fiction and how they appear in Collins’ series, and an illustration of how Reader-Response Criticism applies to Mockingjay.

Critical Readings
These essays utilize common critical approaches to further analyze the author's work, or specific works according to the selected title. The Critical Reading essays comprise of essays that are as diverse as their authors including topics on gender, fear, psychology, Roman allusions, and civic engagement in the classroom.

Each essay is 2,500-5,000 words in length and all essays conclude with a list of "Works Cited," along with endnotes.

Additional Resources:

  • Chronology of Suzanne Collins' Life
  • Works by Suzanne Collins
  • Bibliography
  • About the Editor
  • Contributors
  • Index

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