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The Wayward Bus

Author : John Steinbeck
ISBN : 9781101177198
Genre : Fiction
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A Penguin Classic In his first novel to follow the publication of his enormous success, The Grapes of Wrath, Steinbeck’s vision comes wonderfully to life in this imaginative and unsentimental chronicle of a bus traveling California’s back roads, transporting the lost and the lonely, the good and the greedy, the stupid and the scheming, the beautiful and the vicious away from their shattered dreams and, possibly, toward the promise of the future. This edition features an introduction by Gary Scharnhorst. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

The Wayward Bus

Author : Ivan Moffat
ISBN : OCLC:39441511
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East Of Eden

Author : John Steinbeck
ISBN : OCLC:1085843096
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Hsa Heritage Auctions Rare Books Auction Catalog 6030

Author : James Gannon
ISBN : 1599673940
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An Annotated Bibliography Of Criticism On John Steinbeck S The Pearl And The Wayward Bus

Author : Susan J. Rodgers
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United States Congressional Serial Set

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John Steinbeck

Author : Tetsumaro Hayashi
ISBN : STANFORD:36105038176090
Genre : California
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A Study Guide To Steinbeck

Author : Tetsumaro Hayashi
ISBN : STANFORD:36105022852953
Genre : Fiction
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Steinbeck Studies

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The Moral Philosophy Of John Steinbeck

Author : Stephen K. George
ISBN : 0810854414
Genre : Literary Criticism
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More than any other author of the Modern period of American literature, John Steinbeck evidenced a serious interest and background in moral philosophy. His personal reading collection included works ranging from Kant and Spinoza to Taoism and the Bible. Critics also consistently identify Steinbeck as an author whose work promotes serious moral reflection and whose characters undergo profound moral growth. Yet to date there has been no sustained examination of either John Steinbeck's personal moral philosophy or the ethical features and content of his major works. This critical neglect is remedied by a collection of highly readable essays exploring the philosophy and work of one of America's few Nobel Prize winning authors. These thirteen essays, written by experts both within philosophy and Steinbeck studies, examine almost all of Steinbeck's major works. Included in the compilation are five general essays examining Steinbeck's own moral philosophy and eight specific essays analyzing the ethics of various major works.

John Steinbeck

Author : Joseph R. McElrath, Jr
ISBN : 0521114098
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A collection of contemporary reviews of Steinbeck's major works.

John Steinbeck

Author : Roy S. Simmonds
ISBN : UOM:39015031872271
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In this study, author Roy Simmonds examines the wartime output of John Steinbeck, who had achieved wide critical acclaim when The Grapes of Wrath was published in 1939. When that novel appeared, the volume of critical and popular acclaim heaped on Steinbeck's literary career reached its apogee. However, when Steinbeck's first postwar work, the novel The Wayward Bus, appeared in February of 1947 it was variously described by some critics as "trite and meaningless," "tedious," and "insignificant." While today Steinbeck's books continue to enjoy immense popularity with the reading public, there is a considerable body of critical opinion that still holds fast to the view that Steinbeck declined as a writer after The Grapes of Wrath. Indeed, Harold Bloom has asserted that nothing Steinbeck wrote after 1939 bears rereading, a judgment that Simmonds utterly rejects. What, then, can be said to account for the astonishing and disastrous fall from critical grace between 1939 and 1947 of this acknowledged giant of American literature, the 1962 Nobel Laureate? What happened during the war years to bring about so radical a reversal in his literary reputation? Did his creative powers diminish after 1939, as so many have claimed, or was it simply that he confused and alienated the critics by seeking "a new form" for the novel? In this critical and biographical investigation, Simmonds endeavors to find answers to these questions by means of a close study of Steinbeck's large wartime output (a considerable amount of which remains - and for one reason or another, will continue to remain - unpublished) as well as through an examination of his thinking and the multitude of trials and tribulations that beset him during the period. In addition to extracts from Steinbeck's published work, the book includes a large number of extracts from his unpublished letters, from some of the war dispatches not included in Once There Was a War, from early drafts of The Moon is Down and Cannery Row, and from the manuscripts of such unpublished works as the unfinished The God in the Pipes (an early working of some of the incidents later incorporated in Cannery Row), the film scenarios The Red Pony, A Medal for Benny, and Lifeboat, and the unrealized musical comedy The Wizard of Maine.

Parallel Expeditions

Author : Brian E. Railsback
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This first study of Darwin's influence on one of America's most popular authors covers the entire range of John Steinbeck's works from Cup of Gold (1929) to America and Americans (1966). Examining both the fiction and non-fiction works from a Darwinian viewpoint, Dr. Railsback demonstrates Steinbeck's careful dramatization of the human as animal - the signature conception of a Nobel Prize-winning author. Parallel Expeditions explores how Darwin and Steinbeck defined what it is to be human. Dr. Railsback clarifies the most profound current running through Steinbeck's art by providing an analysis that credits the novelist with a thorough, sometimes painful, understanding of the human's place in the ecosystem. Darwin's revolution in science became Steinbeck's revolution in literature. The resulting holistic perspective is still very relevant, even critical, today.

John Steinbeck S Use Of Non Teleological Thinking In His Mexican American Characters

Author : Robert W. Gentry
ISBN : STANFORD:36105040270329
Genre : Literature, Modern
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Travels With Charley And Later Novels 1947 1962

Author : John Steinbeck
ISBN : UCSC:32106018946712
Genre : Fiction
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A final installment of a four-part collection of the classic American writer's works features his later novels, including The Wayward Bus, Burning Bright, Sweet Thursday, and The Winter of Our Discontent, in a volume that is complemented by his final published account, Travels with Charley.

Steinbeck Quarterly

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Elements Of Bibliography

Author : Robert B. Harmon
ISBN : UCAL:B4229867
Genre : Reference
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New edition of a guide to the literature of bibliography, accompanied by basic standards for compiling various kinds of bibliographic instruments. The intended audience is, first, the prospective librarian and second, anyone who is compiling a bibliography. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portl

John Steinbeck

Author : Luchen Li
ISBN : STANFORD:36105119843568
Genre : Novelists, American
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Discusses the life and writings of American novelist and short-story writer John Steinbeck. Includes information on stage and screen adaptations of his works, critical assessments of his writing, and the Steinbeck centennial.

After The Grapes Of Wrath

Author : Donald V. Coers
ISBN : UOM:39015033993513
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Traditionally, the critical reputation of Nobel Prize-winning American novelist John Steinbeck (1902-1968) has rested on his achievements of the 1930s, especially In Dubious Battle (1936), Of Mice and Men (1937), The Long Valley (1938), and, of course, The Grapes of Wrath (1939), one of the most powerful - and arguable on of the greatest - American novels of this century. Book reviewers and academic critics often turned antagonistic toward Steinbeck when he no longer produced work with the sweeping reach and social consciousness of The Grapes of Wrath. He was accused of selling out, or co-opting his talent, when in fact the inordinate public success of Grapes and especially its attendant notoriety had caused a backlash for Steinbeck. As a result he became self-conscious about his own ability, and suspicious of that "clumsy vehicle," the novel. The very act of researching and writing Grapes, which occupied him fully for several years and which he had already conceived as his final book on proletarian themes, changed him drastically. No longer willing to be the chronicler of Depression-era subjects, Steinbeck went afield to find new roots, new sources, new forms. For example, in the six years following the publication of Grapes, Steinbeck completed a suit of love poems; a full-length novel (bastardized by Alfred Hitchcock in his 1943 film, Lifeboat); a nonfiction scientific book, Sea of Cortez: A Leisurely Journal of Travel and Research (with Edward F. Ricketts); a documentary film, The Forgotten Village; a documentary book to help the war effort, Bombs Away: The Story of a Bomber Team; a series of articles he wrote as a war correspondent for the New York Herald Tribune (later collected as Once There Was a War); and two novels, The Moon Is Down and Cannery Row. Steinbeck came to define himself less as a novelist and more as a man of letters, a restless experimenter with form and subject matter, and a prophetic postmodernist whose key subject for the rest of his career was the dilemma of individual choice and ethical consciousness. Thus, Steinbeck's later fiction, from The Moon Is Down (1942) through The Winter of Our Discontent (1962), and his later nonfiction, from Sea of Cortez (1941) through Travels with Charley (1962) and America and Americans (1966), often shows a different set of stylistic, thematic, and philosophical bearings from his earlier work and underscores his dramatic shift toward "individual thinking." A full appreciation of Steinbeck's mid-career metamorphosis and, consequently, of his later achievement requires a corresponding shift in critical approach - a departure from the traditional New Critical norms. Instead of marginalizing these works, all the contributors to this volume agree that Steinbeck's later publications merit - indeed, demand - closer scrutiny. Written especially for this collection in honor of Professor Tetsumaro Hayashi, the distinguished founder and editor-in-chief of the Steinbeck Quarterly, on his retirement from Ball State University and his move to Kwassui Women's College in Nagasaki, Japan, these essays explore new ways of addressing Steinbeck's later work and career, and include forays into subjects as diverse as ethnicity and music. They range from treatment of his post-structuralist use of language in Sea of Cortez and his involvement as a speech writer for Franklin Delano Roosevelt's reelection bid in 1944 to the influence of Charles Darwin's theories of sexual selection in The Wayward Bus, his revision of the myth of Cain in The Winter of Our Discontent, and his employment of Arthurian quest values in his last book, America and Americans. For this group of critics - which includes respected veteran Steinbeck scholars Robert DeMott, John Ditsky, Mimi Gladstein, Cliff Lewis, Robert Morsberger, Susan Shillinglaw, and Roy Simmonds, as well as talented new voices Debra Barker, Kevin Hearle, Michael Meyer, Brian Railsback, Eiko Shiraga, and Geralyn Strecker - The Moon is Down and The Wayward Bus loom as significant works in the post 1930s re-evaluation (two essays each appear on these works). The book also includes Donald Coers's interview with the writer's widow, Elaine Steinbeck, the first of its kind ever published. After The Grapes of Wrath opens with eminent Americanist Warren French's appreciation of Professor Hayashi's distinguished career and his influence in Steinbeck studies; a bibliography of Hayashi's major publication concludes this honorary gathering.

Rediscovering Steinbeck

Author : Cliff Lewis
ISBN : UOM:49015001247445
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Nine revisionist essays that challenge the notion that the Nobel Prize winning novelist John Steinbeck was a realist and a mystic, arguing instead that he was a humanitarian and a great intellectual.

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