Isabel Allende

Isabel Allende

by John Rodden

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Gr 10 Up—These titles will make important additions to schools in which an extensive selection of literature classes is offered. Each book opens with a brief biographical section, including an article offering "The Perspective," reprinted from that literary magazine. The section that follows is comprised of a few articles outlining the critical contexts of the writer's work. For instance, those researching James Baldwin will find "Exiled in Paris: The Beginnings," a lengthy excerpt from a book of the same title by James Campbell. Finally, most of the articles are grouped under "Critical Readings," and feature a variety of topics on the authors and their oeuvre. Although the essays cover a wide range of themes and subjects, a narrower focus on particular novels or plays is also available; readers looking for perspectives on Mark Twain's A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, or John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, won't be disappointed. A chronology of the artists' lives and creative output, as well as a complete bibliography of writings on their works, is appended. A solid index completes each book. Purchase of the print volumes includes complementary access to material in Salem's online database.—Carol Fazioli, Gwynedd-Mercy College, Gwynedd Valley, PA

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