• Of Bread, Blood and the Hunger Games: Critical Essays on the Suzanne Collins Trilogy

    Of Bread, Blood and the Hunger Games: Critical Essays on the Suzanne Collins Trilogy (Critical Explorations in Science Fiction and Fantasy) (Paperback) Edited by Donald E. Palumbo, Edited by Mary F. Pharr, Edited by Leisa A. Clark, Edited by C.W. Sullivan

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    DescriptionThe World of The Hunger Games is an anthology of scholarly but accessible essays on Suzanne Collins's epic trilogy. Spanning multiple disciplines, its contributors probe the trilogy's meaning using theories grounded in historicism, feminism, humanism, queer theory, as well as cultural, political, and media studies. Although the contributors demonstrate diverse critical perspectives regarding Collins's novels, their work has three elements in common: an appreciation of the trilogy as literature, a belief in its permanent value, and a need to share both appreciation and belief with fellow readers. To that end, this anthology's introduction acknowledges the significance of the series as both young adult and trans-generational/trans-genre literature. The 21 essay-chapters that follow the introduction are grouped into four parts. Part I considers the trilogy in the context of "History, Politics, Economics, and Culture," while Part II interrogates "Ethics, Aesthetics, and Identity" within the novels. Part III examines issues of "Resistance, Surveillance, and Simulacra," while Part IV looks at some of the "Thematic Parallels and Literary Traditions" that readers can find in Collins's narratives. The anthology also includes a core bibliography of dystopian and postapocalyptic works, with emphasis on the young adult category--itself an increasingly crucial part of postmodern culture.


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    Title
    Of Bread, Blood and the Hunger Games
    Subtitle
    Critical Essays on the Suzanne Collins Trilogy
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Donald E. Palumbo, Edited by Mary F. Pharr, Edited by Leisa A. Clark, Edited by C.W. Sullivan
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 245
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780786470198
    ISBN 10: 0786470194
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25710
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    BIC subject category V2: DSK
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LIT
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 94
    DC22: 813/.6
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    B&T General Subject: 495
    BISAC V2.8: LIT004020, LIT004260, LIT009000
    B&T Approval Code: A23150000
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    DC23: 813.0876209
    LC classification: PS3603.O4558 Z84 2012
    Thema V1.0: DSK
    Publisher
    McFarland & Co Inc
    Imprint name
    McFarland & Co Inc
    Publication date
    07 November 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Jefferson, NC