ERIC Number: ED461109
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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Readings on John Steinbeck. The Greenhaven Press Literary Companion to American Authors.
Swisher, Clarice, Ed.
Intended as an accessible resource for students researching America's greatest literary figures, this collection of essays about John Steinbeck's (1902-1968) work contains an in-depth biography and essays taken from a wide variety of sources. The essays are edited to accommodate the reading and comprehension levels of young adults; each essay is introduced by a concise summation of the contributor's themes and insights. Additional features include an annotated table of contents, a chronology of the author's life and career as well as of concurrent historical events, and primary and secondary bibliographies to facilitate research. The 21 essays and their authors include: "How Six Short Novels Came To Be" (1957) (John Steinbeck); "John Steinbeck's Naturalism" (1956) (Charles Child Walcutt); "Escape and Commitment in John Steinbeck's Heroes" (1970) (Peter Lisca); "John Steinbeck's Mature Style in 'The Red Pony'" (1939) (Harry Thornton Moore); "The Parable of 'The Pearl'" (1974) (Howard Levant); "Symbolic Creatures in 'The Pearl'" (1974) (Martha Heasley Cox); "Attitudes toward the Poor in 'Of Mice and Men'" (1957) (Edward Berry Burgum); "'Of Mice and Men': A Knight Dismounted and a Dream Ended" (1961) (Warren French); "Indestructible Women in 'The Grapes of Wrath'" (1988) (Mimi Reisel Gladstein); and "John Steinbeck Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature (1987) (Carl E. Rallyson, Jr.). (NKA)
Descriptors: Authors, Classics (Literature), Fiction, Higher Education, Literary Criticism, Literary Devices, Literary History, Naturalism, Research Tools, Secondary Education, Twentieth Century Literature, United States Literature
Greenhaven Press, Inc., P.O. Box 289009, San Diego, CA 92198-9009 ($14.94, paperback).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Guides - Classroom - Learner
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