John Steinbeck S Nonfiction Revisited
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📒John Steinbeck S Nonfiction Revisited ✍ Warren G. French
✏John Steinbeck s Nonfiction Revisited Book Summary : Best known as a novelist - especially for The Grapes of Wrath, his heartfelt portrayal of disenfranchised dustbowl farmers in the 1930s - John Steinbeck nonetheless devoted a good portion of his literary energies to nonfiction. In this study, Warren French looks at the entire body of Steinbeck's nonfiction writing - journalism, essays, travelogues - both in its own right and in its capacity to illuminate the progress, and decline, of Steinbeck's entire writing career. The topics of Steinbeck's nonfiction evince both his personal interests and, particularly earlier on, the times he lived in. There are his dispatches for the New York Herald Tribune from the European war zone during World War II, collected in Once There Was a War (1959), and his record of the expedition to the Gulf of California with friend and biologist Ed Ricketts to collect samples of marine life (reflecting his passing interest in a science career), published as Sea of Cortez (1941). And there are travelogues: A Russian Journal (1948), his account of postwar life in parts of Eastern Europe, and Travels with Charley in Search of America (1962), recollections of a cross-country trip taken with his dog Charley, published the same year that Steinbeck won the Nobel Prize in literature. In what was to be his last major work, America and Americans (1966), a collection of photographs of the country and its people with accompanying commentary by Steinbeck, the prose, though beautiful, gives the impression of a man out of sorts with the world in which he finds himself. America and Americans, French writes, shows Steinbeck to be less a witness to the powerful cultural and social changes transpiring around him in the 1960s than an elegiac vessel from the not-so-distant past.
📒Settling The Borderland ✍ Jan Whitt
✏Settling the Borderland Book Summary : Settling the Borderland deals with the intimate connection between journalism and literature, both fields in which work by women has been underrepresented. This book has a twin focus: the work of journalists who became some of the greatest novelists, poets, and short-story writers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in America, several of whom are men, and contemporary journalists who best exemplify the effective use of literary techniques in news coverage. Although five women are emphasized here (Katherine Anne Porter, Eudora Welty, Joan Didion, Sara Davidson, and Susan Orlean), three men whose work was profoundly influenced by journalism also are included. Edgar Allan Poe, Walt Whitman, and John Steinbeck are well known as writers of poetry, short stories, and novels, but they, too, are among the "other voices" rarely included in studies of literary journalism. In Settling the Borderland, Jan Whitt presents a thorough analysis of the increasingly indistinct lines between truth and fiction and between fact and creative narrative in contemporary media.
📒Citizen Steinbeck ✍ Robert McParland
✏Citizen Steinbeck Book Summary : John Steinbeck is one of the most popular and important writers in American literature. Novels such as The Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice and Men, and East of Eden and the journal Travels with Charley convey the core of Steinbeck’s work—fiction that is reflective and compassionate. The Nobel prize winner cared deeply about people, and his writing captured the spirit, determination, and willingness of individuals to fight for their rights and the rights of others. His art of caring is critical for today’s readers and as a touchstone for our collective future. In Citizen Steinbeck: Giving Voice to the People, Robert McParland explains how the author’s work helps readers engage in moral reflection and develop empathy. McParland also looks at the ways educators around the world have used Steinbeck’s writings—both fiction and nonfiction—to impart ideals of compassion and social justice. These ideals are weaved into all of Steinbeck’s work, including his journalism and theatrical productions. Drawing on these texts—as well as interviews with secondary-level teachers—this book shows how Steinbeck’s work prompts readers to think critically and contextually about our values. Demonstrating the power a single author can have on generations of individuals around the world, Citizen Steinbeck enables readers to make sense of both the past and the present through the prism of this literary icon’s inspirational work.
📒John Steinbeck ✍ Harold Bloom
✏John Steinbeck Book Summary : Presents biographical information along with critical analysis of the themes, symbols, and ideas that appear in the the author's works.
📒John Steinbeck And The Critics ✍ John Ditsky
✏John Steinbeck and the Critics Book Summary : A fascinating survey of the changing fortunes of Steinbeck's critical reputation.
📒The California Handbook ✍ Thaddeus C. Trzyna
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📒The Undergraduate S Companion To American Writers And Their Web Sites ✍ James K. Bracken
✏The Undergraduate s Companion to American Writers and Their Web Sites Book Summary : A state-of-the-art literary research guide, this book will aid anyone researching American authors. It identifies and describes the best and most current Internet and print sources for nearly 300 American writers whose works are included in the most frequently used literary anthologies.
📒Reference Guide To Short Fiction ✍ Thomas Riggs
✏Reference Guide to Short Fiction Book Summary : Reference Guide to Short Fiction provides study and commentary on the most instrumental writers of short fiction through the 20th century. International in scope, this single scholarly volume includes 779 entries on 377 authors and 402 short stories.
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📒John Steinbeck S Fiction Revisited ✍ Warren G. French
✏John Steinbeck s Fiction Revisited Book Summary : Reexamines Steinbeck's major fiction, discusses influences on his work, and assesses his place in modern literature