Of Bread, Blood and The Hunger Games

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

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[The 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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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 15.24mm | 362.87g
  • McFarland & Co Inc
  • Jefferson, NC, United States
  • English
  • bibliographies, index
  • 0786470194
  • 9780786470198
  • 634,028

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"Essential reading" -- SFRA Review "SFRA Review" "A collection of well-written and thought-provoking essays.well-crafted" -- Fanboy Comics "Fanboy Comics" "essential reading"--SFRA Review; "a collection of well-written and thought-provoking essays.well-crafted"--Fanboy Comics.
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About Donald E. Palumbo

Mary F. Pharr is professor emeritus, English, at Florida Southern College. She lives in Lakeland, Florida. Leisa A. Clark has published on women's issues in the classroom and on Xena: Warrior Princess. She lives in St. Petersburg, Florida. Donald E. Palumbo is a professor of English at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. He lives in Greenville. C.W. Sullivan III is Distinguished Professor of arts and sciences at East Carolina University and a full member of the Welsh Academy. He is the author of numerous books and the on-line journal Celtic Cultural Studies.
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