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Selected books in Butler Libraries collections
101 Amazing Facts about the Hunger Games by Do you know which classical legend was a key inspiration for Suzanne Collins when she wrote The Hunger Games? Or why Katniss is so named? What amusing incidents happened to the cast and crew during filming? And what are the key differences between the books and the films? This fantastic book features over one hundred fascinating facts, split into sections such as costumes, actors, books, films, unbelievable facts and more.
Publication Date: 2014-05-13
Hunger Games and Philosophy by "A philosophical exploration of Suzanne Collins's New York Times bestselling series, just in time for the release of The Hunger Games movie. Katniss Everdeen is 'the girl who was on fire, ' but she is also the girl who made us think, dream, question authority, and rebel. The post-apocalyptic world of Panem's twelve districts is a divided society on the brink of war and struggling to survive, while the Capitol lives in the lap of luxury and pure contentment. At every turn in the Hunger Games trilogy, Katniss, Peeta, Gale, and their many allies wrestle with harrowing choices and ethical dilemmas that push them to the brink. Is it okay for Katniss to break the law to ensure her family's survival? Do ordinary moral rules apply in the Arena? Can the world of The Hunger Games shine a light into the dark corners of our world? Why do we often enjoy watching others suffer? How can we distinguish between what's Real and Not Real? This book draws on some of history's most engaging philosophical thinkers to take you deeper into the story and its themes, such as sacrifice, altruism, moral choice, and gender"--Provided by publisher.
Publication Date: 2012-01-26
Of Bread, Blood and the Hunger Games by 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 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.
Publication Date: 2012-07-10
The Panem Companion by Go deeper into the home of the Hunger Games with the creator of the best-known fan map of Panem? What does Panem look like?? How does Panem define race?? How do Panem's districts reflect the major themes of the trilogy?? What allusions to our world are found in Panem names like Finnick, Johanna, Beetee, Cinna, Everdeen, and Mellark?The Panem Companion gives fresh insight into Suzanne Collins' trilogy by looking at the world of the Hunger Games and the forces that kept its citizens divided since the First Rebellion. With a blend of academic insight.
Publication Date: 2012-12-04
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