The Short Novels of John Steinbeck

Collects six short novels from one of the most influential authors of the twentieth century.

Author: John Steinbeck

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: 9780143105770

Category: Fiction

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Collects six short novels from one of the most influential authors of the twentieth century.

The Short Novels of John Steinbeck

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, ...

Author: Jackson J. Benson

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822309949

Category: Literary Criticism

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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

The Short Novels of John Steinbeck

From the tale of commitment, loneliness and hope in Of Mice and Men, to the tough yet charming portrait of people on the margins of society in Cannery Row, to The Pearl's examination of the fallacy of the American dream, Steinbeck stories ...

Author: John Steinbeck

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101138874

Category: Fiction

Page: 624

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A Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition of Steinbeck's brilliant short novels Collected here for the first time in a deluxe paperback volume are six of John Steinbeck's most widely read and beloved novels. From the tale of commitment, loneliness and hope in Of Mice and Men, to the tough yet charming portrait of people on the margins of society in Cannery Row, to The Pearl's examination of the fallacy of the American dream, Steinbeck stories of realism, that were imbued with energy and resilience. 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.







John Steinbeck

Examines the style of Steinbeck's writing, and analyzes his short stories

Author: R. S. Hughes

Publisher: Twayne Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 218

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Examines the style of Steinbeck's writing, and analyzes his short stories










Novels 1942 1952

A definitive collection of stories from one of America's greatest writers includes The Moon Is Down, which details the transformation of ordinary life under Nazi rule in an unnamed Scandinavian country under German occupation, as well as ...

Author: hn Steinbeck

Publisher:

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Category: Literary Collections

Page: 983

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A definitive collection of stories from one of America's greatest writers includes The Moon Is Down, which details the transformation of ordinary life under Nazi rule in an unnamed Scandinavian country under German occupation, as well as Cannery Row, The Pearl, and East of Eden.