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This comprehensive series distills the best of both classic and current literary criticism of the world’s most-studied literature. Each volume in the series focuses on an individual author’s entire body of work or on a single work of literature. Edited and written by some of academe's most distinguished literary scholars,Critical Insights provides authoritative, in depth scholarship suitable for students and teachers alike.

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Critical Insights by Author:
Arthur Miller
PS3525.I5156 Z515 2011

Barbara Kingsolver
PS3561.I496 Z59 2010

Cormac McCarthy
PS3563.C337 Z6245 2013

Emily Dickinson
PS1541.Z5 E385 2011

Ernest Hemingway
PS3515.E37 Z586555 2010

Gabriel Garcia Marquez
PQ8180.17.A73 Z67346 2010

Gwendolyn Brooks
PS3503.R7244 Z659 2010

James Baldwin
PS3552.A45 Z72355 2011

Langston Hughes
PS3515.U274 Z6687 2013

Lillian Hellman
PS3515.E343 Z765 2012

Nathaniel Hawthorne
PS1888.N297 2010

Raymond Carver
PS3553.A7894 Z83 2013

Robert Frost
PS3511.R94 Z543 2010

Salman Rushdie
PR6068.U757 Z8444 2013

Sherman Alexie
PS3551.L34774 Z85 2012

Stephen King
PS3561.I483 Z8785 2011

Tennessee Williams
PS3545.I5365 Z8445 2011

Toni Morrison
PS3563.O8749 Z8945 2010

Zora Neale Hurston
PS3515.U789 Z9626 2013

 
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Literary Criticisms

American Dream
Print Location: PS169.A49 A48 2013
Critical contexts. The rise and fall of the American dream: from the Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin to Death of a salesman / Donna Packer-Kinlaw -- "To go into partnership": gender, class, ethnicity, and the American dream in Edith Wharton's The house of Mirth / Linda Kornasky -- Meaningful work and self-determination: the American dream for women / Carol S. Loranger -- Why speak of American stories as dreams? / Cara Elana Erdheim -- Critical esays. The American dream, the Western frontier, and the literature of expansion / Steven Frye -- Dreiser and the Dream / Roark Mulligan -- The great Gatsby and the American dream / James Nagel -- Survival and transcendence: the Jewish American immigrant and the American dream / James R. Giles -- Blurring the color line: race and the American dream in The autobiography of an ex-coloured man, passing, and Cane / Andrew Vogel -- After Auschwitz, Connecticut?: dreams and disappointments in mid-twentieth-century American literature / Tiffany Gilbert -- The assimilated and unassimilated in Bernard Malamud's The assistant / Quentin Martin -- American Indians and the American dream: "a world in which we had no part" / Lee Schweninger -- Mexican Americans encounter the American dream: George Washington Gomez / Ramon J. Guerra.
American Thriller
Print Location: PS374.S87 A44 2014
About this volume / Gary Hoppenstand -- On the American thriller / Gary Hoppenstand -- Critical contexts. The crime thriller in context / Kate Watson -- The legal thriller in context / Ayoola Onatade -- The techno thriller in context / John A. Dowell -- The psychological thriller in context / Kristopher Mecholsky -- Critical readings. Death's head: Thomas Harris / Abby Bentham -- Lee Child's pure, uncomplicated hero / Elizabeth Blakesley -- Robert Bloch's archetypal thriller: Psycho, the novel / Garyn G. Roberts -- The elusive genius of Michael Crichton / Chris Richardson -- James Patterson: An uncertain legacy / Philip L. Simpson -- John Grisham: The master of the fast-moving legal thriller / Susan J. Tyburski -- In the popular tradition / Helen S. Garson -- The life of Robin Cook / Lorena Laura Stookey.
Arthur Miller
Print Location: PS3525.I5156 Z515 2011
On Arthur Miller / Brenda Murphy -- Biography of Arthur Miller / Carl Rollyson and Victoria Price -- The Paris Review perspective / Richard Beck for The Paris Review -- Best intentions far awry: the family dynamic in Miller's All my sons and Death of a salesman / Pamela Loos -- "It's all about the language": Arthur Miller's poetic dialogue / Stephen A. Marino -- The freedom of others: Arthur Miller's social and political context / Katherine Egerton -- The critical reception of Arthur Miller's work / Jane K. Dominik -- Arthur Miller and the art of the possible / Steven R. Centola -- Arthur Miller: un-American / Christopher Bigsby -- All my sons and paternal authority / James A. Robinson -- "There's no place like home": Miller's "poem," Frost's "play" / George Monteiro -- Asking "queer questions," revealing ugly truths: Giles Corey's subversive eccentricity in The crucible / J. Chris Westgate -- Verse, figurative language, and myth in A view from the bridge / Stephen A. Marino -- Uneasy collaboration: Miller, Kazan, and After the fall / Brenda Murphy -- All about talk: Arthur Miller's The price / Gerald Weales -- Both his sons: Arthur Miller's The price and Jewish assimilation / James A. Robinson -- The "line to measure from": Arthur Miller's The American clock as a lesson for the ages / Susan C. W. Abbotson -- Coming to roost again: tragic rhythm in Arthur Miller's Broken glass / Terry Otten -- Arthur Miller's ironic resurrection / Jeffrey D. Mason -- The fiction of Arthur Miller / Laurence Goldstein.
Barbara Kingsolver
Print Location: PS3561.I496 Z59 2010
On Barbara Kingsolver / Thomas Austenfeld -- Biography of Barbara Kingsolver / Marilyn Kongslie, Karen L. Arnold -- The Paris review perspective / Katherine Ryder -- The political is personal: sociocultural realities and the writings of Barbara Kingsolver / John Nizalowski -- Barbara Kingsolver and the critics / Rosemary M. Canfield Reisman -- Cultivating our bioregional roots: an ecofeminist exploration of Barbara Kingsolver's Prodigal summer / Christine M. Battista -- The gothic and the ethnic in Barbara Kingsolver's The bean trees / Matthew J. Bolton -- Gardens of auto parts: Kingsolver's merger of American western myth and Native American myth in The bean trees / Catherine Himmelwright -- The loner and the matriarchal community in Barbara Kingsolver's The bean trees and Pigs in heaven / Loretta Martin Murrey -- Trauma and memory in Kingsolver's Animal dreams / Sheryl Stevenson -- Exploring the matrix of identity in Barbara Kingsolver's Animal dreams / Lee Ann De Reus -- Luna moths, coyotes, sugar skulls: the fiction of Barbara Kingsolver / Amanda Cockrell -- The missionary position: Barbara Kingsolver's The poisonwood bible / Elaine R. Ognibene -- The neodomestic American novel: the politics of home in Barbara Kingsolver's The poisonwood bible / Kristin J. Jacobson -- The revelatory narrative circle in Barbara Kingsolver's The poisonwood bible / Anne Marie Austenfeld -- Barbara Kingsolver and Keri Hulme: disability, family, and culture / Stephen D. Fox -- The southern family farm as endangered species: possibilities for survival in Barbara Kingsolver's Prodigal summer / Suzanne W. Jones.
Cormac McCarthy
Print Location: PS3563.C337 Z6245 2013
Career, life, and influence. On Cormac McCarthy / David N. Cremean; Biography of Cormac McCarthy / Carole Juge -- Critical contexts. Cormac McCarthy's critical reception / Ronja Vieth; Through a trauma theory lens: McCarthy's violence reconsidered / Christine Shearer-Cremean; Cormac McCarthy's cultural and historical contexts / Ciaran Dowd; Fact and fiction: perspectives on the Borderlands from Cormac McCarthy and Charles Bowden / Robert Headley -- Critical Readings. Cormac McCarthy's Southern novels / Will Brannon; All the pretty Westerns: McCarthy lights out (for) the territories / David N. Cremean; "The ugly fact": authorial intent, textual criticism, and the McCarthy papers / Andrew Husband; Cormac McCarthy's dramas and screenplays / Stacey Peebles; Adapting McCarthy to film / Cynthia J. Miller; Gender in McCarthy's fiction / Nell Sullivan; Cormac McCarthy: a scientific bent / Rick Wallach; "I wont tell you you can save yourself because you cant": the western formula and the removal of the hero in No country for old men and Blood meridian / Nicholas Lawrence; "The day is made of what has come before": determinism and ineffective choice in Cormac McCarthy's Border trilogy / John Ferer; Morels and morals: hope in the postapocalyptic The road / Anne Coyle; Still at the center: McCarthian mysticism / David N. Cremean -- Resources: Chronology of Cormac McCarthy's life; Works by Cormac McCarthy
Cultural encounters
Print Location: PN56.P555 C85 2013
On cultural encounters / Nicholas Birns -- Critical contexts. Postcolonialism: origins, methodologies, receptions / Shaobo Xie ; Postcolonialism: social and historical contexts / John Scheckter ; A thousand splendid suns: sanctuary and resistance / Rebecca Stuhr ; Identity and popular culture in Toni Morrison's The bluest eye and Junot Díaz's The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao / Ferentz Lafargue -- Critical readings. Island noises: sound imprints of the cultural encounters in Shakespeare's The tempest / Kirilka Stavreva ; Crusoe's empire / Gerd Bayer ; American or postcolonial studies?: The last of the Mohicans on the frontiers of nation, colony, and empire / Craig White ; A passage to India, national identity, and Forster's "others" / Nicole duPlessis ; The formal artistry of Richard Wright's Native son / Robert Butler ; Cultural contact, modernization, and imperialism in One hundred years of solitude / Juan E. De Castro ; In the shadow of Yeats: tradition, reaction, and renewal / Jon Curley ; Derek Walcott and the idea of postcolonial globalization / Maik Nwosu ; Representing the self: Ntozake Shange's for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf / Frank P. Fury ; The limits of culture and community in Monica Ali's Brick lane / Dave Gunning ; Obscured by history: language, culture, and conflict in Chinua Achebe's Things fall apart and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Half a yellow sun / Jonathan Highfield -- Resources. Additional works on cultural encounters ; Bibliography.
Death of a salesman
Print Location: PS3525.I5156 D4337 2010
On Death of a salesman / Brenda Murphy -- Biography of Arthur Miller / Carl Rollyson -- The Paris review perspective / Elizabeth Gumport -- "The jungle is dark and full of diamonds" : natural value and the logic of naturalism in Death of a salesman / Jon Dietrick -- Salesman and the 1930s theatres of social protest / Joshua E. Polster -- King Lear, King Oedipus, and Willy Loman : tragic strategies in Death of a Salesman / Neil Heims -- Arthur Miller's Death of a salesman : history of criticism / Amy Sickels -- Focus on Arthur Miller's Death of a salesman : the wrong dreams / Chester E. Eisinger -- Family dreams in Death of a salesman / Irving Jacobson -- Women and the American dream of Death of a salesman / Kay Stanton -- "What's the secret?" : Willy Loman as desiring machine / Granger Babcock -- Shame, guilt, empathy and the search for identity in Arthur Miller's Death of a salesman / Fred Ribkoff -- The ironic Hercules reference in Death of a salesman / Terry W. Thompson -- Masculine and feminine in Death of a salesman / Heather Cook Callow -- The psychological politics of the American dream : Death of a salesman and the case for an existential dialectics / Lois Tyson -- Death of a salesman and the poetics of Arthur Miller / Matthew C. Roudané -- "Death of a salesman" / Christopher Bigsby.
Emily Dickinson
Print Location: PS1541.Z5 E385 2011
On Emily Dickinson / J. Brooks Bouson -- Biography of Emily Dickinson / Gerhard Brand -- The Paris review perspective / Jascha Hoffman for The Paris review -- Emily Dickinson and her culture / Elizabeth Petrino -- Major trends in Dickinson criticism / Fred D. White -- Dwelling in possibility: an introduction to Dickinson's poetics / Margaret H. Freeman -- The conscious corpse in Browning, Housman, and Dickinson / Matthew J. Bolton -- Dickinson's local, global, and cosmic perspectives / Jane Donahue Eberwein -- Emily Dickinson thinking / Helen Vendler -- Trying to think with Emily Dickinson / Jed Deppman -- The ample word: immanence and authority in Dickinson's poetry / Joanne Feit Diehl -- The irresistible lure of repetition and Dickinson's poetics of analogy / Suzanne Juhasz -- Emily Dickinson: reclusion against itself / Shira Wolosky -- The back story: the Christian narrative and modernism in Emily Dickinson's poems / Nancy Mayer -- Dickinson's death-haunted earthly paradise / Patrick J. Keane -- "Often seen - but seldom felt": Emily Dickinson's reluctant ecology of place / Christine Gerhardt -- Addresses to a divided nation: images of war in Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman / Faith Barrett -- "The inner brand": Emily Dickinson, portraiture, and the narrative of liberal interiority / Sarah E. Blackwood.
Ernest Hemingway
Print Location: PS3515.E37 Z586555 2010
On Ernest Hemingway / Eugene Goodheart -- Biography of Ernest Hemingway / R. Baird Shuman -- The Paris review perspective / Petrina Crockford -- Ernest Hemingway: a cultural and historical context / Jennifer Banach Palladino -- In his time (and later): Ernest Hemingway's critical reputation / Robert C. Evans -- Toward a definition of the Hemingwayesque and the Faulknerian / Matthew J. Bolton -- The first forty-five stories / Carlos Baker -- The personal stories: Paris and Provence, 1926-1927 / Hilary K. Justice -- Recurrence in Hemingway and Cézanne / Ron Berman -- The scapegoat, the bankrupt, and the bullfighter: shadows of a lost man in The sun also rises / Neil Heims -- "Sign the wire with love": the morality of surplus in The sun also rises / George Cheatham -- Frederic Henry's escape and the pose of passivity / Scott Donaldson -- Three wounded warriors / Mark Spilka -- Invalid masculinity: silence, hospitals, and the anesthesia in A farewell to arms / Diane Price Herndl -- "Everything completely knit up": seeing For whom the bell tolls whole / A. Robert Lee -- Cultural imperialism, Afro-Cuban religion, and Santiago's failure in Hemingway's The old man and the sea / Philip Melling -- The importance of being Ernest / Louise A. Renza.
Family
Print Location: PN56.F3 F36 2013
On family / John V. Knapp -- Critical contexts : Critical reception of the family in literature / John V. Knapp ; Literary characters and family systems: D.H. Lawrence's Sons and lovers / John V. Knapp ; Recovering the history of the family / Steven Mintz ; Familia fictions: writing the family in Tomas Rivera's And the earth did not devour him and Sandra Cisnero's Caramelo / Catherine Leen -- Critical readings : An evolutionary approach to Shakespeare's King Lear / Joseph Carroll ; Order restored: conventional family as model of governance in Shakespeare's The tempest / Thomas M. McCann ; The power of story to shape lives in Lorraine Hansberry's A raisin in the sun / Susan Callahan ; A very wild dance indeed: family systems in Henrick Ibsen's A doll's house / Beth McFarland-Wilson and John V. Knapp ; Robert Frost and the absent child: valuing loss in "Home burial" and "The death of the hired man" / James Postema ; Family in Dante's The divine comedy / Nicla Riverso ; Tradition and family in modern British poetry / Brian Edwards and John V. Knapp ; Domestic forces in Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina / Brett Cooke ; Marrying the right relatives: family ties in Jane Austen's Pride and prejudice / Massimiliano Morini ; "A whole family of Hurstons": black and white kinship in Zora Neale Hurston's family narrative / Tim A. Ryan ; The bluest family eye: emergence in Toni Morrison's novel / Gillian Lachanski and John V. Knapp ; James Joyce's "The dead": Gabriel's epiphany and his evolving self / Sang-Wook Kim.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Print Location: PQ8180.17.A73 Z67346 2010
On Gabriel García Márquez / Ilan Stavans -- Biography of GabrielGarcía Márquez / Roy Arthur Swanson -- The Paris review perspective / Caitlin Roper -- Gabriel García Márquez: cultural and historical contexts / Amy Sickels -- The master of Aracataca / Ilan Stavans -- Remedios the child bride: the forgotten buendía / Amy M. Green -- García a Márquez's investigation of Cold War Soviet Europe: its Cervantine invocation / John Cussen -- The master of short forms / Gene H. Bell-Villada -- Magic realism and García Márquez's Eréndira / Moylan C. Mills and Enrique Grönlund -- "The paralysis of the instant": the stagnation of history and the stylistic suspension of time in Gabriel García Márquez's La hojarasca / Deborah Cohn -- A "gyrating wheel" / Rosa Simas -- The dark side of magical realism: science, oppression, and apocalypse in One hundred years of solitude / Brian Conniff -- Superstition, irony, themes / Stephen M. Hart -- Intertextualities: three metamorphoses of myth in The autumn of the Patriarch / Michael Palencia-Roth -- Biblical justice and the military hero in two novels of Gabriel García Márquez / Lourdes Elena Morales-Gudmundsson -- The dangers of gullible reading: narrative as seduction in García Márquez Love in the time of cholera / M. Keith Booker -- Lessons from the golden age in Gabriel García Márquez Living to tell the tale / Efraín Kristal.
Good and evil
Print Location: PR468.G66 G66 2013
On good and evil / Margaret Sönser Breen -- Critical contexts : Good and evil in the modern critical tradition / Mena Mitrano ; Good and evil: inclusion and exclusion in life and literature / Sherrie Olson ; World without evil? Faust's fortunes through the centuries / Robert Deam Tobin ; Decadence and Dorian Gray: who's afraid of Oscar Wilde? / Frederick S. Roden -- Critical readings : Bonds, needs, and morals in King Lear / Gregory Kneidel ; John Milton's Paradise lost and the problem of evil / Mitchell M. Harris ; Driven by demons: "The rime of the ancient mariner" / Mark Kipperman ; The inadequacy of closure in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre; or, Why "Reader, I married him" is one of the most disappointing sentences in Victorian literature / Katie R. Peel ; Hawthorne's pearl: the origins of good and evil in The scarlet letter / Karen J. Renner ; "The accurst, the tainted, and the innocent": The strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and the fragmentation of personality in late Victorian and Edwardian Scottish fiction / Tom Hubbard ; From mice to Mickey to Maus: the metaphor of evil and its metamorphosis in the Holocaust / Pnina Rosenberg ; Understanding communal violence: Khushwant Singh's Train to Pakistan / Patrick Colm Hogan ; Unfinished evil and benevolent community in Edwidge Danticat's The farming of bones / Katharine Capshaw Smith ; Revisiting the Gothic / Erin Hollis ; The touch of evil and the triumph of love in Harry Potter / Vera J. Camden.
Gwendolyn Brooks
Print Location: PS3503.R7244 Z659 2010
On Gwendolyn Brooks / Mildred R. Mickle -- Biography of Gwendolyn Brooks / Charles M. Israel, William T. Lawlor -- The Paris review perspective / Jascha Hoffman -- The historical and social context of Gwendolyn Brooks's poetry / Kathy Rugoff -- The critical reception and influence of Gwendolyn Brooks / Martin Kich -- Gwendolyn Brooks and the epic tradition / Matthew J. Bolton -- Close reading as an approach to Gwendolyn Brooks's "The Chicago defender sends a man to Little Rock" / Robert C. Evans -- Sweet bombs / Danielle Chapman -- The satisfactions of what's difficult in Gwendolyn Brooks's poetry / Brooke Kenton Horvath -- Double consciousness, modernism, and womanist themes in Gwendolyn Brooks's "The anniad" / A. Yemisi Jimoh -- Heralding the clear obscure: Gwendolyn Brooks and apostrophe / Lesley Wheeler -- Dialectics of desire: war and the resistive voice in Gwendolyn Brooks's "Negro hero" and "Gay chaps at the bar" / Ann Folwell Stanford -- "A material collapse that is construction": history and counter-memory in Gwendolyn Brooks In the Mecca / John Lowney -- A prophet overheard: a juxtapositional reading of Gwendolyn Brooks's "In the Mecca" / Sheila Hassell Hughes -- "My newish voice": rethinking Black power in Gwendolyn Brooks's Whirlwind / Raymond Malewitz -- Signifying Afrika: Gwendolyn Brooks's later poetry / Annette Debo -- Reflecting violence in the warpland: Gwendolyn Brooks's Riot / Annette Debo -- Killing John Cabot and publishing Black: Gwendolyn Brooks's Riot / James D. Sullivan -- "The kindergarten of new consciousness": Gwendolyn Brooks and the social construction of childhood / Richard Flynn.
Handmaid's tale
Print Location: PR9199.3.A8 H3163 2010
On The handmaid's tale / J. Brooks Bouson -- Biography of Margaret Atwood / Karen Carmean, Karen F. Sein, Earl G. Ingersoll -- The Paris review perspective / Jascha Hoffman -- Margaret Atwood's The handmaid's tale (1985) : cultural and historical context / Lisa Jadwin -- Margaret Atwood's The handmaid's tale : critical reception / Dominick Grace -- "This is the way the world ends" : Margaret Atwood and the dystopian impulse / Matthew J. Bolton -- Feminism and The handmaid's tale / Jennifer E. Dunn -- The handmaid's tale / Coral Ann Howells -- "Trust me" : reading the romance plot in Margaret Atwood's The handmaid's tale / Madonne Miner -- "Just a backlash" : Margaret Atwood, feminism, and The handmaid's tale / Shirley Neuman -- Alice in Disneyland : criticism as commodity in The handmaid's tale / Chinmoy Banerjee -- Selves, survival, and resistance in The handmaid's tale / Elisabeth Hansot -- "We lived in the blank white space" : rewriting the paradigm of denial in Atwood's The handmaid's tale / Danita J. Dodson -- Margaret Atwood's The handmaid's tale : resistance through narrating / Hilde Staels -- A body in fragments : Life before man and The handmaid's tale / Eleonora Rao -- Margaret Atwood's The handmaid's tale : Scheherazade in dystopia / Karen F. Stein -- The handmaid's tale as Scrabble game / Joseph Andriano.
Handmaid's tale
Print Location: PR9199.3.A8 H3163 2010
On The handmaid's tale / J. Brooks Bouson -- Biography of Margaret Atwood / Karen Carmean, Karen F. Sein, Earl G. Ingersoll -- The Paris review perspective / Jascha Hoffman -- Margaret Atwood's The handmaid's tale (1985) : cultural and historical context / Lisa Jadwin -- Margaret Atwood's The handmaid's tale : critical reception / Dominick Grace -- "This is the way the world ends" : Margaret Atwood and the dystopian impulse / Matthew J. Bolton -- Feminism and The handmaid's tale / Jennifer E. Dunn -- The handmaid's tale / Coral Ann Howells -- "Trust me" : reading the romance plot in Margaret Atwood's The handmaid's tale / Madonne Miner -- "Just a backlash" : Margaret Atwood, feminism, and The handmaid's tale / Shirley Neuman -- Alice in Disneyland : criticism as commodity in The handmaid's tale / Chinmoy Banerjee -- Selves, survival, and resistance in The handmaid's tale / Elisabeth Hansot -- "We lived in the blank white space" : rewriting the paradigm of denial in Atwood's The handmaid's tale / Danita J. Dodson -- Margaret Atwood's The handmaid's tale : resistance through narrating / Hilde Staels -- A body in fragments : Life before man and The handmaid's tale / Eleonora Rao -- Margaret Atwood's The handmaid's tale : Scheherazade in dystopia / Karen F. Stein -- The handmaid's tale as Scrabble game / Joseph Andriano.
House on Mango Street
Print Location: PS3553.I78 H627 2011
On The house on Mango Street / María Herrera-Sobek -- Biography of Sandra Cisneros / Gloria A. Duarte-Valverde -- The Paris review perspective / Chloë Schama for The Paris review -- Critical contexts -- Midwest Raíces: Sandra Cisneros's The house on Mango Street / Amelia María de la Luz Montes -- The critical reception of The house on Mango Street / Amy Sickels -- On the "simplicity" of Sandra Cisneros's House on Mango Street / Felicia J. Cruz -- Stories from the "hem of life": contesting marginality in Sandra Cisneros's The house on Mango Street and Toni Morrison's The bluest eye / Catherine Leen -- Critical readings -- The "dual"-ing images of la Malinche and la Virgen de Guadalupe in Cisneros's The house on Mango Street / Leslie Petty -- Memories of girlhood: Chicana lesbian fictions / Catrióna Rueda Esquibel -- Of woman bondage: the eroticism of feet in The house on Mango Street / Michelle Scalise Sugiyama -- Sandra Cisneros: border crossings and beyond / Robin Ganz -- "This bridge we call home": crossing and bridging spaces in Sandra Cisneros's The house on Mango Street / Stella Bolaki -- Crossing the borders of genre: revisions of the bildungsroman in Sandra Cisneros's The house on Mango Street and Jamaica Kincaid's Annie John / Maria Karafilis -- The house on Mango Street: a space of her own / Annie O. Eysturoy -- Coming of age in the curriculum: The house on Mango Street and Bless me, Ultima as representative texts / Delia Poey -- Homeplaces and spaces of their own / Maria-Antónia Oliver-Rotger -- More room of her own: Sandra Cisneros's The house on Mango Street / Jacqueline Doyle -- Nature despoiled and artificial: Sandra Cisneros's The house on Mango Street / James R. Giles -- Remembering always to come back: the child's wished-for escape and the adult's self- empowered return in Sandra Cisneros's House on Mango Street / Reuben Sanchez.
Inferno
Print Location: PQ4443.I525 2012
On the Inferno / Patrick Hunt -- Biography of Dante / Patrick Hunt -- The Paris review perspective / Nicole Rudick for The Paris review -- The love that moves / Robert Pogue Harrison -- The Inferno from a purgatorial (and paradisiacal) perspective / Heather Webb -- Dante's Inferno : critical reception and influence / David Lummus -- Per lo Inferno tuo nome si spande : politics in the infernal city / Elizabeth Coggeshall -- The moral system of the Commedia and the seven capital sins / Robert Hollander -- Canto 1 : the dark wood / Wallace Fowlie -- Aeneas and Dante / David Thompson -- Dante's knowledge of Florentine history / John C. Barnes -- Nature's revenge / Francesca Guerra D'Antoni -- Canto 4 : Limbo (first circle) / Wallace Fowlie -- The portrait of Francesca : Inferno V / John Freccero -- Echoes of Andromache in Inferno X / Joseph Luzzi -- Beginning to think about Salò / Gabrielle Lesperance -- Dante's monsters in the Inferno : reimagining classical to Christian judgment / Patrick Hunt -- Canto 11 : the plan of Hell / Wallace Fowlie -- The harvest of reading : Inferno 20, 24, 26 / Alison Cornish -- Submerged meanings in Dante's similes (Inf. XXVII) / Richard H. Lansing -- Inferno 27 and the perversions of Pentecost / Glending Olson -- Resources -- Chronology of Dante's life -- Works by Dante -- Bibliography.
James Baldwin
Print Location: PS3552.A45 Z72355 2011
On James Baldwin / Morris Dickstein -- Biography of James Baldwin / Barry Mann -- The Paris review perspective / Richard Beck for The Paris review -- James Baldwin in his time / Douglas Field -- Exiled in Paris: the beginnings / James Campbell -- "This web of lust and fury": Harriet Beecher Stowe, James Baldwin's nineteenth-century white mother / Horace A. Porter -- Faith in verse and fiction: James Baldwin's, Phillis Wheatley's, Octavia E. Butler's, and Tananarive Due's creation of a peaceful space / Mildred R. Mickle -- James Baldwin's critical reception / D. Quentin Miller -- Looking for Jimmy Baldwin: sex, privacy, and black nationalist fervor / Douglas Field -- The tale of two cities in James Baldwin's Go tell it on the mountain / Charles Scruggs -- The treacherous body: isolation, confession, and community in James Baldwin / Peter Kerry Powers -- Subversive anti-Stalinism: race and sexuality in the early essays of James Baldwin / Geraldine Murphy -- "Sonny's blues": James Baldwin's image of black community / John M. Reilly -- The queering of memory: nostalgia and desire in Baldwin's "Going to meet the man" / Tiffany Gilbert -- On James Baldwin's Another country / Lionel Trilling -- James Baldwin and the "man" / F. W. Dupee -- The committed writer: James Baldwin as dramatist / C. W. E. Bigsby -- If the street could talk: James Baldwin's search for love and understanding / Yoshinobu Hakutani -- Bearing the burden of the blues: If Beale Street could talk / Trudier Harris -- The fire last time / Henry Louis Gates, Jr. -- The magic of James Baldwin / Darryl Pinckney -- James Baldwin: the risks of love / Darryl Pinckney.
Joy Luck Club
Print Location: PS3570.A48 J6345 2010
On The Joy Luck Club / Robert C. Evans -- Biography of Amy Tan / Joanne McCarthy -- The Paris review perspective / Karl Taro Greenfeld -- Amy Tan : a look at the critical reception / Camille-Yvette Welsch -- The Joy Luck Club : cultural and historical contexts / Robert C. Evans -- The structure of The Joy Luck Club : themes and variations / Doris L. Eder -- The interplay of unity and diversity in The Joy Luck Club and The hours / Neil Heims -- Amy Tan : an interview / Barbara Somogy, David Stanton -- Memory and the ethnic self : reading Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club / Ben Xu -- "Only two kinds of daughters" : inter-monologue dialogicity in The Joy Luck Club / Stephen Souris -- Mothers and daughters / Esther Mikyung Ghymn -- Voice, mind, self : mother-daughter relationships in Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club and The kitchen god's wife / M. Marie Booth Foster -- Feng Shui, astrology, and the five elements : traditional Chinese belief in Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club / Patricia L. Hamilton -- "That was China, that was their fate" : ethnicity and agency in The Joy Luck Club / Patricia P. Chu -- Narrative beginnings in Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club : a feminist study / Chatherine Romagnolo -- The Joy Luck Club after twenty years : an interview with Amy Tan / Robert C. Evans.
Langston Hughes
Print Location: PS3515.U274 Z6687 2013
About this volume / R. Baxter Miller -- On Langston Hughes / R. Baxter Miller -- Biography of Langston Hughes / Donna Akiba Sullivan Harper -- The critical reception of Langston Hughes, 1924-2012 / R. Baxter Miller and Dolan Hubbard -- The "Diamond stair" within : black female inspiration in Hughes's poetry / R. Baxter Miller -- History and historicity in the work of Langston Hughes / Hans Ostrom -- In the shadow of the blues : aesthetic discoveries by Ma Rainey, Langston Hughes, and Sterling A. Brown / John Edgar Tidwell -- Reassessing Langston Hughes and the Harlem Renaissance : toward an African American aesthetic / Christopher C. De Santis -- The creative voice in the autobiographies of Langston Hughes / Joseph McLaren -- I'm lonely: I'll build me a family : functional family relationships in the life and art of Langston Hughes / Carmaletta M. Williams -- Hughes and lynching / W. Jason Miller -- The blues I'm not playing : Langston Hughes in the 1930s / David Roessel -- Hughes's stories and the test of faith / Sharon L. Jones -- Madam Alberta K. Johnson and the women of the "simple" tales / Donna Akiba Sullivan Harper -- Without respect for gender : damnable inference in "blessed assurance" / Steven C. Tracy -- Inspired by Hughes : Hughes's dramatic legacy in the twenty-first century / Leslie Sanders -- "Yo tambien soy America" : Latin American receptions of Langston Hughes's American dream / Laurence E. Prescott -- Langston Hughes, modernism, and modernity / John Lowney -- Resources : Chronology of Langston Hughes's Life ; Works by Langston Hughes ; Bibliography.
Lillian Hellman
Print Location: PS3515.E343 Z765 2012
On Lillian Hellman: the legacy ; Biography of Lillian Hellman / Carl Rollyson -- The Paris Review perspective / Anna Hartford for The Paris Review -- Lillian Hellman and the art of the play ; The formation of Lillian Hellman: radical, celebrity, and mythologizer / Bernard F. Dick -- Hellman and Williams: the critical connection ; Lillian Hellman: the critical reception / Geraldine Thorsten -- "Good and evil" in Lillian Hellman's The children's hour / Philip M. Armato -- Breeding (and) reading: lesbian knowledge, eugenic discipline, and The children's hour / Mikko Tuhkanen -- The lesbian vanishes: These three--Lillian' Hellman's adaptation of The children's hour (1936) / Brett Elizabeth Westbrook -- "These three": the influence of William Wyler and Gregg Toland on Lillian Hellman / Richard Hayes -- Second chances: the remake of Lillian Hellman's The children's hour / Brett Elizabeth Westbrook -- Lillian Hellman's The little foxes and the new south creed: an ironic view of southern history / Ritchie D. Watson, Jr. -- Gentlemen's games & witches' brews: Lillian Hellman's Another part of the forest and the emergence of the Cold War culture / Randall Fallows -- Another part of the country: Lillian Hellman as southern playwright / W. Kenneth Holditch -- Miss Hellman's two sisters / Jacob H. Adler -- "Julia": memory in Pentimento and on film / Marsha McCreadie -- "Julia" and Julia's son / Edward Gillin -- Scoundrel time: mobilizing the American intelligentsia for the Cold War / Richard A. Falk.
Metamorphosis
Print Location: PT2621.A26 V435 2012
On The metamorphosis : a neo-anthropological approach to its conflicts / James Whitlark -- Biography of Franz Kafka / Ritchie Robertson -- The Paris review perspective / Ian MacDougall for The Paris review -- Kafka's metamorphoses : texts and textualities / Patrick J. O'Neill -- The cultural and historical context of Kafka's Metamorphosis : anti-Semitism, zionism, and the Yiddish plays / Iris Bruce -- Rushdie's homage to Kafka : metamorphoses in The satanic verses and Shame / Marjorie E. Rhine -- A selective survey of the reception of The metamorphosis / Simon Ryan -- Reading for constructions of the unspeakable in Kafka's Metamorphosis / Margaret Sönser Breen -- The human vermin : Kafka's metaphor for extreme alienation / Ramón G. Mendoza -- "Die Verwandlung," Freud, and the chains of Odysseus / David Eggenschwiler -- Transforming Franz Kafka's Metamorphosis / Nina Pelikan Straus -- From Marx to myth : the structure and function of self-alienation in Kafka's Metamorphosis / Walter H. Sokel -- The structure of Kafka's Metamorphosis : metamorphosis of the metaphor / Stanley Corngold -- Reflections on Kafka's urban reader / Paul Reitter and Brett Wheeler -- Confinement in Die Verwandlung and Les séquestrés d'Altona / Mary Ann Witt -- Kafka's reality and Nabokov's fantasy : on dwarves, saints, beetles, symbolism, and genius / Leland de la Durantaye -- Kafka's sources for The metamorphosis / Mark Spilka.
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Print Location: PS1888.N297 2010
On Nathaniel Hawthorne / Jack Lynch -- Biography of Nathaniel Hawthorne / Frank Day -- The Paris review perspective / Elaine Blair -- Nathaniel Hawthorne and the canon of American literature / Bridget M. Marshall -- Nathaniel Hawthorne's critical reception / Matthew J. Bolton -- The burden of secret sin: Nathaniel Hawthorne's fiction / Margarita Georgieva -- Nathaniel Hawthorne and American romanticism / Jennifer Banach Palladino -- The scarlet letter / Hugo McPherson -- Chiefly about Coverdale: The Blithedale romance / Clark Davis -- Re-figuring revelations: Nathaniel Hawthorne's The scarlet letter / Evans Lansing Smith -- Hawthorne as essayist: Our old home and "Chiefly about war matters" / Thomas R. Moore -- "A small heap of glittering fragments": Hawthorne's discontent with the short story form / Kathryn B. McKee -- Hawthorne and nineteenth-century perfectionism / Claudia D. Johnson -- Progress and providence in The house of the seven gables / John Gatta, Jr. -- Narrative techniques and the oral tradition in The scarlet letter / John G. Bayer -- Hawthorne and the sublime / Leo B. Levy -- Hawthorne, the fall, and the psychology of maturity / Melvin W. Askew -- Nathaniel Hawthorne and his mother: a biographical speculation / Nina Baym -- Agnostic tensions in Hawthorne's short stories / Bill Christopherson.
Nature and the Environment
Print Location: PS169.E25 N38 2013
Critical contexts. Thoreau and American environmentalism: a study in critical reception / Richard J. Schneider -- Pastoral, anti-pastoral, and post-pastoral as reading strategies / Terry Gifford -- Environmental wisdom in two Mexican American novels: an ecocritical reading of And the Earth did not devour him and Bless me / Priscilla Solis Ybarra -- Original nature: Buddhism and American nature writing / David Landis Barnhill -- Wordsworth as environmental "nature" writer / Ashton Nichols -- Critical readings. Walt Whitman, the ecological poet / Jimmie Killingsworth -- The return to the primitive: evolution, atavism, and socialism in Jack London's The call of the wild / Tina Gianquitto -- Cultivation, progress, or conservation: conflicting impulses in Willa Cather's O pioneers! and A lost lady / Matthias Schubnell -- The need of being versed in natural things: Robert Frost and nature / Robert Bernard Hass -- Natural history in Hemingway's The old man and the sea and other works / Bert Bender -- John Steinbeck's environmental evolution / Brian Railsback -- Robinson Jeffers, environmental consciousness, and the poetics of nature / David J. Rothman -- "Call me a ranger": Edward Abbey and the exploratory voice of Desert solitaire / David Copland Morris -- Loyalty to place and land stewardship as ecological good work in Wendell Berry's The memory of Old Jack / Wes Berry -- Reciprocal spirituality: human/animal interface in Linda Hogan's multiple genres / Barbara J. Cook -- Prodigal summer: a narrative ecosystem / Priscilla Leder -- A natural alliance: blending nature literature and outdoor education in the integrated outdoor program / Jeff Hess.
Raymond Carver
Print Location: PS3553.A7894 Z83 2013
On Raymond Carver / James Plath -- Raymond Carver and the shaping power of the Pacific Northwest / Chad Wriglesworth -- The critical reception of the works of Raymond Carver / William L. Stull and Maureen P. Carroll -- Minimalism, dirty realism, and Raymond Carver / Enrico Monti -- The Carver triangle : lost in an Edward Hopper world / James Plath -- Intimate divisions : Raymond Carver and alcoholism / Kirk Nesset -- Middle-age crazy : men behaving badly in the fiction of Raymond Carver and John Updike / Matthew Shipe -- Feminist perspectives on the works of Raymond Carver / Claire Fabre -- First inclinations: the poetry of Raymond Carver / Robert Miltner -- Cycling fiction : on the structure of Raymond Carver's three major story collections / Randolph Runyon -- Carver, realism, and narrative self-consciousness / Vasiliki Fachard -- Small good things : symbols and descriptive details in Carver's short fiction / Ayala Amir -- Short cuts : Robert Altman's take on Raymond Carver / Peter J. Bailey -- What's postmodern about Raymond Carver? / Francoise Sammarcelli
Robert Frost
Print Location: PS3511.R94 Z543 2010
On Robert Frost / Morris Dickstein -- Biography of Robert Frost / James Norman O'Neill -- The Paris review perspective / Elizabeth Gumport -- Robert Frost, T. S. Eliot, and modernist poetics / Matthew J. Bolton -- Robert Frost: a look at the critical reception / Janyce Marson -- Technology, labor, and the sacred: the cultural context of Robert Frost / Jamey Hecht -- The paradoxes of Robert Frost: a mediation on "discordant elements" / Anastasia Vahaviolos Valassis -- Frost's North of Boston, its language, its people, and its poet / David Sanders -- Robert Frost and the politics of labor / Tyler B. Hoffman -- Robert Frost: the walk as parable / Roger Gilbert -- Nature and poetry / Judith Oster -- The resentments of Robert Frost / Frank Lentricchia -- We are sick with space / Robert Bernard Hass -- The need of being versed: Robert Frost and the limits of rhetoric / Shira Wolosky -- National forgetting and remembering in the poetry of Robert Frost / Jeff Westover -- Robert Frost / Denis Donoghue.
Salman Rushdie
Print Location: PR6068.U757 Z8444 2013
On Salman Rushdie / Bernard F. Rogers, Jr. -- Biography of Salman Rushdie / R. S. Krishnan -- Critical reception / Joel Kuortti -- History and myth : rewinding the past in "The prophet's hair" and The moor's last sigh / Mona Narain -- Hybridity and chutnification of history / Nicole Weickgenannt Thiara -- Salman Rushdie and Philip Roth : parallels and departures / David J. Zucker -- Rushdie's other worlds / Roger Y. Clark -- History as trope and atrophying history in Midnight's Children / R. S. Krishnan -- On reading Midnight's Children politically / Asma Abbas -- Shame : a sort of modern fairytale / Harold Branam -- Shilling postcolonial identity : acting, advertising, and the capitalist economy in The satanic verses / Lynn Wells -- From multiculturalism to pop cosmopolitanism : transcultural exchanges in Salman Rushdie's children's books / Justyna Deszcz-Tryhubczak -- Rushdie as artist, migrant, and humanist in Imaginary Homelands and Step across this line / Lydia Forssander-Song -- One and many in The moor's last sigh / Dohra Ahmad -- Disorientation and double vision in The ground beneath her feet / Bernard F. Rodgers, Jr. -- Repetition and listing in Fury / Robert C. Evans -- Shalimar the clown : love betrayal, and the myths of colonialism / Patrick Colm Hogan -- Resources : Chronology of Salman Rushdie ; Works by Salman Rushdie ; Bibliography.
Sherman Alexie
Print Location: PS3551.L34774 Z85 2012
On Sherman Alexie: American man of letters / Leon Lewis -- Biography of Sherman Alexie / Georgie L. Donovan -- The Paris review perspective / Barry Harbaugh for the Paris review -- Navigating the river of the world: collective trauma in The absolutely true diary of a part-time Indian / Tammy Wahpeconiah -- "Doesn't everybody belong to a subculture?": community and history in Sherman Alexie's writing / Michael Wilson -- Articulations of difference: minority existence in white America in Sherman Alexie's Indian killer and Toni Morrison's The bluest eye / Constance Bracewell -- Postmodern magic, traditional rage: the critical reception of Sherman Alexie's work / Tammy Wahpeconiah -- Half child/half adult: Sherman Alexie's hybrid young adult fiction / Mark Vogel -- The rhetorical, performative poetics of Sherman Alexie: critical reflections on affect, memory, and subjectivity / Cindy M. Spurlock -- A rez kid gone urban: Sherman Alexie's recent short fiction / Richard Sax -- Dialectic to dialogic: negotiating bicultural heritage in Sherman Alexie's sonnets / Carrie Etter -- Sherman Alexie's indigenous blues / Douglas Ford -- The exaggeration of despair in Sherman Alexie's Reservation blues / Gloria Bird -- Reservation home movies: Sherman Alexie's poetry / Jennifer Gillan -- A new road and a dead end in Sherman Alexie's Reservation blues / Scott Andrews -- "The res has missed you": the fragmented reservation of the mind in The business of fancydancing / Meredith K. James -- A bridge of difference: Sherman Alexie and the politics of mourning / Laura Arnold Leibman -- A world of story-smoke: a conversation with Sherman Alexie / Åse Nygren -- Indian killer / Daniel Grassian -- Sex and salmon: queer identities in Sherman Alexie's The toughest Indian in the world / Lisa Tatonetti -- The trans/historicity of trauma in Jeannette Armstrong's Slash and Sherman Alexie's Indian killer / Nancy Van Styvendale -- Building cultural knowledge in the contemporary native novel / Sean Kicummah Teuton -- Sherman Alexie: interview / Margo Rabb.
Stephen King
Print Location: PS3561.I483 Z8785 2011
On Stephen King / Gary Hoppenstand -- Biography of Stephen King / Thomas B. Frazier ; updated by Gary Hoppenstand -- The Paris review perspective / Nathaniel Rich for The Paris review -- The popularity problem : Stephen King's cultural context / Amy Palko -- Stephen King's critical reception / Philip L. Simpson -- Writers and metafiction in three Stephen King texts / Dominick Grace -- The dark tower : Steven King's revision of Browning and Eliot / Matthew J. Bolton -- Surviving the ride / Clive Barker -- King and the critics / Michael R. Collings -- Do the dead sing? / Douglas E. Winter -- King, his world, and its characters / Heidi Strengell -- Taking Stephen King seriously : reflections on a decade of best-sellers / Samuel Schuman -- The struggle for personal morality in America / Jonathan P. Davis -- Toward defining an American Gothic : Stephen King and the romance tradition / Tony Magistrale -- Technohorror : the dystopian vision of Stephen King / James Egan -- The ending is only the beginning : genre and its influence on climax / Patrick McAleer -- A blind date with disaster : adolescent revolt in the fiction of Stephen King / Tom Newhouse -- Cotton Mather and Stephen King : writing/righting the body politic / Edward J. Ingebretsen -- The prisoner, the pen, and the number one fan : Misery as a prison film / Mary Findley.
Streetcar named Desire
Print Location: PS3545.I5365 S8274 2010
On A streetcar named Desire / Brenda Murphy -- Biography of Tennessee Williams / Robert J. Forman -- The Paris review perspective / Chatherine Steindler -- World War II, sex, and displacement in A streetcar named Desire / Camille-Yvette Welsch -- Uncommon tragic protagonist : Blanche Du Boise and Willy Loman / Kenneth Elliott -- A room that I thought was empty : the representation of repression in A streetcar named Desire / Neil Heims -- A streetcar named Desire : a consideration of select criticism / Janyce Marson -- Desire, death, and laughter : tragicomic dramaturgy in A streetcar named Desire / Verna Foster -- Tragedy as habit : A streetcar named Desire / Britton J. Harwood -- "Stanley made love to her!--by force!" : Blanche and the evolution of rape / John S. Bak -- No past to think in : who wings in A streetcar named Desire? / Dan Isaac -- Is there a gay man in this text? : subverting the closet in A streetcar named Desire / Dean Shackelford -- A streetcar named Desire : spatial violation and sexual violence / Anne Fleche -- The artful rerouting of A streetcar named Desire / Linda Costanzo Cahir -- Stanley Kowalski's not to secret sorrow : queering, de-queering, and re-queering A streetcar named Desire as drama, script, film, and opera / Keith Dorwick -- "Tiger--tiger!" : Blanche's rape on screen / Nancy M. Tischler.
Tales of Edgar Allan Poe
Print Location: PS3545.I5365 S8274 2010
On Poe's tales / Steven Frye -- Biography of Edgar Allan Poe / Charles E. May -- The Paris review perspective / Nathaniel Rich -- A debt owed, a debt paid? Poe's literary cultural heritage / Jeff Grieneisen, Courtney Ruffner -- Introduction to Poe criticism / Suan Amper -- "Hypocrite lecteur" : the reader as accomplice in Poe's short stories / Matthew J. Bolton -- Edgar Allan Poe's fantastic short stories / Santiago Rodríguez Guerrero-Strachan -- Irresistible impulses : Edgar Allan Poe and the insanity defense / John Clemen -- The limits of reason : Poe's deluded detectives / J. Gerald Kennedy -- What happens in "The fall of the house of Usher"? / J. O. Bailey -- Poe and the powers of the mind / Robert Shulman -- The motive for murder in "The cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allan Poe / Elena V. Baraban -- The problem of realism in "The gold bug" / J. Woodrow Hassell, Jr. -- The self-consuming narrator in Poe's "Ligeia" and "Usher" / Ronald Bieganowski -- Poe's re-vision : the recovery of the second story / Cynthia S. Jordan -- Absolute Poe : his system of transcendental racism / Maurice S. Lee.
Tennessee Williams
Print Location: PS3545.I5365 Z8445 2011
On Tennessee Williams / Brenda Murphy -- Biography of Tennessee Williams / Robert J. Forman -- The Paris review perspective / Sasha Weiss for The Paris review -- The critical reception of the works of Tennessee Williams / Jennifer Banach -- Tennessee Williams on America / Susan C. W. Abbotson -- "Getting the colored lights going": expressionism in A streetcar named Desire / Henry I. Schvey -- Mendacity on the stage: "lying and liars" in Cat on a hot tin roof / Kenneth Elliott -- A gallery of witches / Nancy M. Tischler -- Culture, power, and the (en)gendering of community: Tennessee Williams and politics / Thomas P. Adler -- Deranged artists: creativity and madness / Jacqueline O'Connor -- Flying the Jolly Roger: images of escape and selfhood in The glass menagerie / Lori Leathers Single -- "Fifty percent illusion": The mask of the southern belle in Tennessee Williams's A streetcar named Desire, The glass menagerie, and "Portrait of a Madonna" / George Hovis -- Williams in ebony: black and multi-racial productions of A streetcar named Desire / Philip C. Kolin -- "Something cloudy, something clear": homophobic discourse in Tennessee Williams / John M. Clum -- "sneakin' and spyin'" from Broadway to the Beltway: cold war masculinity, Brick, and homosexual existentialism / John S. Bak -- "Collecting evidence": the natural world in Tennessee Williams' The night of the iguana / Rod Phillips -- Red devil battery sign: an approach to a mytho-political theatre / James Schlatter -- Tennessee Williams' Out cry in The two-character play / Nicholas O. Pagan -- Peeping Tom: voyeurism, taboo, and truth in the world of Williams's short fiction / George W. Crandell -- "The transmutation of experience": the aesthetics and themes of Williams's nonfiction / D. Dean Shackelford.
The Awakening
Print Location: PS1294.C63 A6432 2014

The Canterbury Tales
Print Location: PR1874.C35 2011
On The Canterbury tales / Jack Lynch -- Biography of Geoffrey Chaucer / Judith Laird -- The Paris review perspective / Benjamin Lytal for The Paris review -- The Canterbury tales: critical reception / Dominick Grace -- Chaucer's inferno: Dantean burlesques in The Canterbury tales / Matthew J. Bolton -- A feminist perspective on The Canterbury tales / Rosemary M. Canfield Reisman -- Chaucer's translation of the fourteenth century / Lewis Walker -- Chaucer the pilgrim / E. Talbot Donaldson -- Chaucer the man / Donald R. Howard -- The art of impersonation: a general prologue to The Canterbury tales / H. Marshall Leicester, Jr.-- "A poet ther was": Chaucer's voices in the general prologue to The Canterbury tales / Barbara Nolan -- Chaucer's idea of a Canterbury game / Glending Olson -- The meaning of Chaucer's Knight's tale / Douglas Brooks and Alastair Fowler -- "And Venus laugheth": an interpretation of the Merchant's tale / Martin Stevens -- Figmenta vs. veritas: Dame Alice and the medieval literary depiction of women by women / Katharina M. Wilson -- Alison's incapacity and poetic instability in the Wife of Bath's tale / Susan Crane -- "The name of Soveraynetee": the private and public faces of marriage in The Franklin's tale / Cathy Hume -- Lumiansky's paradox: ethics, aethetics, and Chaucer's "Prioress's tale" / Greg Wilsbacher -- The bodies of Jews in the late middle ages / Steven F. Kruger -- Naturalism and its discontents in the Miller's tale / Mark Miller -- The pardoner's body and the disciplining of rhetoric / Rita Copeland -- Adventurous Custance: St. Thomas of Acre and Chaucer's Man of law's tale / Lawrence Warner -- Chaucer and the absent city / David Wallace -- The illustrated eighteenth-century Chaucer / Alice Miskimin.
Things fall apart
Print Location: PR9387.9.A3 T5369 2011
On Things fall apart / M. Keith Booker -- Biography of Chinua Achebe / Norbert Mazari -- The Paris review perspective / Petrina Crockford for The Paris review -- Critical contexts -- Things fall apart: cultural and historical contexts / Joseph McLaren -- The critical reception of Things fall apart / Amy Sickels -- An adequate revolution: Achebe writing Africa anew / Thomas Jay Lynn -- "You must not stand in one place": reading Things fall apart in multiple contexts / Matthew J. Bolton -- Critical readings -- Things fall apart / Margaret Laurence -- Chinua Achebe: Things fall apart / M. Keith Booker -- The centre holds: a study of Chinua Achebe's Things fall apart / David Cook -- Principle and practice: the logic of cultural violence in Achebe's Things fall apart / David Hoegberg -- The possibilities and pitfalls of ethnographic readings: narrative complexity in Things fall apart / Carey Snyder -- Rhythm and narrative method in Achebe's Things fall apart / B. Eugene McCarthy -- Achebe's sense of an ending: history and tragedy in Things fall apart / Richard Begam -- Okonkwo and his mother: Things fall apart and issues of gender in the constitution of African postcolonial discourse / Biodun Jeyifo -- Masculinity, power, and language in Chinua Achebe's Things fall apart / Ada Uzoamaka Azodo -- The plight of a hero in Achebe's Things fall apart / Patrick C. Nnoromele -- Okonkwo's suicide as an affirmative act: do things really fall apart? / Alan R Friesen.
Toni Morrison
Print Location: PS3563.O8749 Z8945 2010
On Toni Morrison / Solomon O. Iyasere, Marla W. Iyasere -- Biography of Toni Morrison / Kwame S. N. Dawes -- The Paris review perspective / Sasha Weiss -- Toni Morrison : solo flight through literature into history / Trudier Harris -- A context for understanding Morrison's work / Susan R. Bowers -- The critical reception of Toni Morrison's work / Jennifer E. Dunn -- Morrison's novels as texts, not works / Philip Page -- Song of Solomon / Karen Carmean -- Crying, dancing, laughing : the breaking and reunification of community in Beloved / Amy M. Green -- Built on the ashes : the fall of the house of Sutpen and the rise of the house of Sethe / Michael Hogan -- Refiguring the flesh : the word, the body, and the rituals of being in Beloved and Go tell it on the mountain / Carol E. Henderson -- The projection of the beast : subverting mythologies in Toni Morrison's Jazz / Darryl Dickson-Carr -- In search of new subjectivity : identity in the novels of Toni Morrison / Rossitsa Terzieva-Artemis -- Prospero's spell and the question of resistance : Tar baby / Gurleen Grewal -- Periodizing Toni Morrison's work from The bluest eye to Jazz : the importance of Tar Baby / Malin Walther Pereira -- "I been worried sick about you too, Macon" : Toni Morrison, the South, and the oral tradition / Yvonne Atkinson, Philip Page -- "Killing the White girl first" : understanding the politics of Black manhood in Toni Morrison's Paradise / David Ikard -- A laying on of hands : Toni Morrison and the materiality of Love / Anissa Janine Wardi.
Zora Neale Hurston
Print Location: PS3515.U789 Z9626 2013
On Zora Neale Hurston : fictionalizing funerals in Zora Neale Hurston's Their eyes were watching God / Sharon Lynette Jones -- Biography of Zora Neale Hurston / Martin Seymour-Smith and Andrew C. Kimmens -- Moving away from the reactionary : regional mobility in Zora Neale Hurston's Seraph on the Suwanee / Erin H. Wedehase -- Janie in the sun : Invoking Hurston's Caribbean travels in Tell my horse / Tiffany Boyd Adams -- Mrs. Turpin and Mrs. Turner : foolish pride in Flannery O'Connor's "Revelation" and Zora Neale Hurston's Their eyes were watching God / Robert C. Evans -- Race and patronage : critical receptions of Hurston's relationship with Charlotte Osgood Mason / Janine Bradbury -- The gender mountain : the architecture of male-female relationships in Hurston's short fiction / Christopher Allen Varlack -- "The country in the woman" : three forgotten fictions by Zora Neale Hurston / Christine M. Rudisel -- African elements in the folktales of Zora Neale Hurston's Mules and men / Ondra Krouse Dismukes -- "Is it not a riot in all that [s]he doeth?" : embracing performativity in Zora Neale Hurston's Dust tracks on a road / Katharine Torrey -- Conservative or visionary : the journalistic career of Zora Neale Hurston / Shelby Crosby -- Signifying black and white speech in Zora Neale Hurston's Seraph on the Suwanee / Stephanie Li -- Seraph on the Suwanee : Hurston's "white novel" / Jervette R. Ward -- Zora Neale Hurston as womanist / Cheryl R. Hopson -- Adaptations of Hurston's writings for children and Hurston in historical novels for young readers / Amy Cummins -- "Another instance of our thoughts clicking" : artistic passion in Zora Neale Hurston's letters to Langston Hughes / Katherine Cottle -- Resources : Chronology of Zora Neale Hurston's life ; Works by Zora Neale Hurston ; Bibliography.

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Critical Insights by Theme:
American Dream
PS169.A49 A48 2013


The Awakening
PS1294.C63 A6432 2014

Cultural encounters
PN56.P555 C85 2013

Family
PN56.F3 F36 2013

Good and evil
PR468.G66 G66 2013
Critical Insights by Individual Works:
The Canterbury Tales
PR1874.C35 2011

Death of a salesman
PS3525.I5156 D4337 2010

Handmaid's tale
PR9199.3.A8 H3163 2010

House on Mango Street
PS3553.I78 H627 2011

Inferno
PQ4443.I525 2012

Joy Luck Club
PS3570.A48 J6345 2010

Metamorphosis
PT2621.A26 V435 2012

Streetcar named Desire
PS3545.I5365 S8274 2010

Tales of Edgar Allan Poe
PS3545.I5365 S8274 2010

Things fall apart
PR9387.9.A3 T5369 2011


 
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