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

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This collection of fresh essays on Suzanne Collins’s epic trilogy spans multiple disciplines. The contributors probe the trilogy’s meaning using theories grounded in historicism, feminism, humanism, queer theory, as well as cultural, political, and media studies. The essayists demonstrate diverse perspectives regarding Collins’s novels but their works have three elements i ...more
Paperback, 245 pages
Published July 2012 by Mcfarland & Co Inc Pub (first published January 1st 2012)
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Kelly
Oct 12, 2013 Kelly rated it really liked it
A must read for academics and fans alike!

Full disclosure: I received a free copy of this book through Library Thing’s Early Reviewer program.

In anticipation of the 2012 release of the film, a number of books about The Hunger Games trilogy hit the market - much to my geeky joy. As far as academic volumes go, Smart Pop's most excellent The Girl Who Was on Fire was one of the early releases (later updated to include several chapters on the film), followed by The Hunger Games and Philosophy: A Criti
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Kathleen
Mar 25, 2013 Kathleen rated it really liked it
This "did not finish" is NOT the mark of a bad book. I simply read the articles that applied to my thesis and didn't read the others. (I have a habit of reading for way too long and then not writing soon enough, hence me stopping after reading the necessary articles)

Very interesting; I highly recommend it.
Shiloh
Sep 14, 2014 Shiloh rated it really liked it
A very thorough, very thoughtful collection of essays on The Hunger Games that raised my awareness of the symbolism and intertextuality that the series is rife with. Definitely increased my appreciation for Collins' skill and story.
Saroon
Jan 26, 2014 Saroon rated it it was amazing
Shelves: thesis-books
really enjoyed it. a good collection of essays, a couple of essays were very good and interesting.
Cindy Roa
Nov 01, 2013 Cindy Roa rated it it was amazing
I am doing my thesis on The Hunger Games and this book sooooo helped me to get an analytic perspective of the books I love, highly recommended for english/literature majors like me :)
Alison
Sep 04, 2016 Alison rated it really liked it
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As with any anthology that includes multiple authors, enjoyment isn’t going to be even across the board. For the most part they were challenging and entertaining. Some of them were a little dense for me, but most of the ones I had trouble paying attention to were about political or historical subjects that I just don’t find interesting in any context. Some of my favorite essays were about food as metaphor, District 12 parallels to Appalachia, gender politics and representation, audience voyeuris ...more
Keshia
Jan 20, 2015 Keshia rated it it was amazing
An amazing collection of essays all revolving around Suzanne Collin's "The Hunger Games". This collection excels in both focus and the breadth of material it covers. While the collection itself focuses on "The Hunger Games", occasionally calling to a few dystopiac predecessors, it covers a range of subjects within a certain concentrated world. Many of the essays are compelling and well-researched, and very few are dull. It does well in both organization and theme. Particular favorites were Valer ...more
Jojo
Dec 02, 2014 Jojo rated it it was amazing
Insightful essays on how Hunger Games is a response to genre young adult fiction and comparing it to both classic and modern literature. Critiques on Katniss as a feminist role model and challenging the stereotypical role of females in media.
Sara
Jan 26, 2014 Sara rated it it was amazing
Shelves: thesis-books
really enjoyed it. a good collection of essays, a couple of essays were very good and interesting.
Janisa
Feb 24, 2015 Janisa rated it liked it
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Väldigt intressant, placerar den här eftersom jag inte läst hela utan bara de delar som är relevanta för min c-uppsats
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