The Log From The Sea Of Cortez
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📒The Log From The Sea Of Cortez ✍ John Steinbeck
✏The Log from the Sea of Cortez Book Summary : In 1940 Steinbeck sailed in a sardine boat with his great friend the marine biologist, Ed Ricketts, to collect marine invertebrates from the beaches of the Gulf of California. The expedition was described by the two men in SEA OF CORTEZ, published in 1941. The day-to-day story of the trip is told here in the Log, which combines science, philosophy and high-spirited adventure. An exhilarating and highly entertaining read.
📒The Log From The Sea Of Cortez ✍ Jesse Russell
✏The Log from the Sea of Cortez Book Summary : High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Log from the Sea of Cortez is an English language book written by American author John Steinbeck and published in 1951. It details a six-week (March 11 - April 20) marine specimen-collecting boat expedition he made in 1940 at various sites in the Gulf of California (also known as the Sea of Cortez), with his friend, the marine biologist Ed Ricketts. It is regarded as one of Steinbeck's most important works of non-fiction chiefly because of the involvement of Ricketts, who shaped Steinbeck's thinking and provided the prototype for many of the pivotal characters in his fiction, and the insights it gives into the philosophies of the two men.
✏The Log from the Sea of Cortez the Narrative Portion of the Book Sea of Cortez Book Summary :
📒Critical Companion To John Steinbeck ✍ Jeffrey D. Schultz
✏Critical Companion to John Steinbeck Book Summary : Celebrates the American writer who in his works confronted and explored the social fabric of the United States in the early 20th century. More than 500 entries include synopses of his novels, short stories, and nonfiction; descriptions of his characters, details about family, friends, and associates.
📒The Western Flyer ✍ Kevin M. Bailey
✏The Western Flyer Book Summary : By many accounts, the Western Flyer is the world's most famous fishing vessel. It acquired its literary and scientific reputation in 1940 when John Steinbeck and Ed Ricketts chartered the vessel for a six-week expedition to Mexico s Gulf of California, also known as the Sea of Cortez. Ricketts a pioneer in the study of diverse sea life of the West Coast Steinbeck and the crew spent those weeks collecting specimens along the margins of the sea. The Western Flyer hadn't been their first choice, but the local fisherman that dominated the sardine fisheries in Monterey at the time considered Steinbeck an activist in the labor movement who wanted to unionize their boat crews. The boat itself has been resurrected of recent, caught in a battle between its current owner, a developer who wants to turn it into a restaurant in Salinas, and the Western Flyer Project, a nonprofit group that wants the Flyer restored to its original working condition and used for educational voyages on Monterey Bay and elsewhere. After the Flyer s brief brush with celebrity, it worked for decades as a sardine seiner, a tuna boat, a crab boat in Alaska and a scientific research vessel along the West Coast. The author, who grew up in Salinas, uses the boat as a device to trace the depletion of marine life, from shrimp in the Sea of Cortez to sardines, to salmon and king crab. The boat is just one character, but so too are those who have owned it, fished from it, and also who now battle over rights to establish its final resting place. The author has used Steinbeck archives, interviewed family members, and drawn upon his 32 years in Pacific Northwest Fisheries, casting a wide net around this vessel and the ecology of waters in which it has traveled."
📒Searching For Steinbeck S Sea Of Cortez ✍ Andromeda Romano-Lax
✏Searching for Steinbeck s Sea of Cortez Book Summary : Shares the author's re-creation of the events in John Steinbeck's The Log from the Sea of Cortez, during which she viewed the abundant marine life, attended a local baseball game, and participated in a stormy kayaking trip. Original.
📒The Short Novels Of John Steinbeck ✍ Jackson J. Benson
✏The Short Novels of John Steinbeck Book Summary : The Grapes of Wrath is generally considered Steinbeck's masterpiece, but the short novel was the form he most frequently turned to and most consciously theorized about, and with constant experimentation he made the form his own. Much of the best—and the worst—of his writing appears in his short novels. This collection reviews what has been categorized as the “good” and the “bad,” looking beyond the careless labeling that has characterized a great deal of the commentary on Steinbeck's writing to the true strengths and weaknesses of the works. The contributors demonstrate that even in the short novels that are most often criticized, there is more depth and sophistication than has generally been acknowledged. The essays examine the six most popular short novels—Tortilla Flat, The Red Pony, Of Mice and Men, The Moon Is Down, Cannery Row, and The Pearl—in addition to the three usually thought of as less successful—Burning Bright, Sweet Thursday, and The Short Reign of Pippin IV. Because most of Steinbeck's short novels were adapted and presented as plays or screenplays, many of the essays deal with dramatic or film versions of the short novels as well as with the fiction. The collection concludes with a comprehensive checklist of criticism of the short novels. Contributors. Richard Astro, Jackson J. Benson, Carroll Britch, John Ditsky, Joseph Fontenrose, Warren French, Robert Gentry, Mimi Reisel Gladstein, William Goldhurst, Tetsumaro Hayashi, Robert S. Hughes Jr., Howard Levant, Clifford Lewis, Peter Lisca, Anne Loftis, Charles R. Metzger, Michael J. Meyer, Robert E. Morsberger, Louis Owens, Roy S. Simmonds, Mark Spilka, John Timmerman
📒John Steinbeck ✍ Joseph R. McElrath, Jr
✏John Steinbeck Book Summary : A collection of contemporary reviews of Steinbeck's major works.
📒With Steinbeck In The Sea Of Cortez ✍ Audry Lynch
✏WITH STEINBECK in the SEA of CORTEZ Book Summary : This book captures the essence of a rollicking six-week tour of the scenic Sea of Cortez. For Steinbeck and his friend, “Doe” Rickettes, it was designed to be a marine biology expedition with some philosophical observations thrown in. It resulted in a book by Steinbeck, The Log to the Sea of Cortez, and some marine biology discoveries by Rickettes. For Sparky and his friend, Tiny, it turned out to be a six-week party. While John and Doe collected specimens, Sparky and Tiny focused on booze and broads. They also observed Steinbeck and his friends and provided us with an “inside” look at the relationships, work habits, and the leisure pursuits of a great author. Sparky’s stories and observations add a new and rare dimension to Steinbeck’s stories.
📒John Steinbeck And Edward F Ricketts ✍ Richard Astro
✏John Steinbeck and Edward F Ricketts Book Summary : Edward F. Ricketts, a marine biologist who lived on the Monterey waterfront in California, was a close friend of John Steinbeck, the novelist. As Professor Astro makes clear, no analysis of Steinbeck?s writing can proceed without a careful study of the life, work, and ideas of Ricketts, who was Steinbeck?s closest personal and intellectual companion for nearly two decades.Ricketts went to California from Chicago in 1923, and from that time until his death in 1948 he operated a biological supply house at Pacific Grove. Steinbeck and Ricketts met in 1930 and struck an immediate friendship. Together they planned a handbook on the marine invertebrates of the San Francisco Bay region. Although this project was never carried out, it paved the way for another venture, a collecting expedition to the Gulf of California which resulted in their collaboration on Sea of Cortez: A Leisurely Journal of Travel and Research, the published record of that trip. As Professor Astro points out, Ricketts served, in varying degrees, as the source of characters in six of Steinbeck?s novels and novelettes and one short story. Perhaps more importantly, the author shows that many of Steinbeck?s central thematic tenets were provided by Ricketts? passion for holistic and ecological thinking, his associational beliefs about the behavior of men and animals in groups, and his disdain for the acquisition of material wealth. But, he warns, ?to say that all of Steinbeck?s concern with science in general and with marine biology in particular came directly from Ricketts is to distort the facts.?By analyzing the range and depth of Ricketts? impact on Steinbeck?s fiction, this book places a major writer in fresh perspective.Richard Astro is an associate professor of English at Oregon State University.