Approaching the Hunger Games Trilogy: A Literary and Cultural Analysis
by Tom Henthorne
Cover Artist: Shutterstock
Review by Mel Jacob
McFarland & Company Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780786468645
Date: 07 November 2012 List Price $40.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK
From publisher's website: This book addresses Suzanne Collins's work from a number of literary and cultural perspectives in an effort to better understand both its significance and its appeal. It takes an interdisciplinary approach to the Hunger Games trilogy, drawing from literary studies, psychology, gender studies, media studies, philosophy, and cultural studies. An analytical rather than evaluative work, it dispenses with extended theoretical discussions, academic jargon, and even footnotes. Assuming that readers are familiar with the entire trilogy, the book also avoids plot summary and character analysis, instead focusing on the significance of the story and its characters. It includes a biographical essay, glossaries, questions for further study, and an extensive bibliography.
(Source: McFarland & Company)