Isabel Allende

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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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781587656996
  • Publisher: Salem Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/2010
  • Series: Critical Insights Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 366
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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