John Steinbeck: The Contemporary Reviews

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This volume is the first to collect the critical responses of Steinbeck's generation to his many fiction and nonfiction works, as they appeared from the late 1920s on. The articles trace the record of Steinbeck's progress through the 1930s and go on to reflect his steady series of achievements through the 1960s, including his attainment of the Nobel Prize in 1967. These articles offer at last a means of seeing Steinbeck's writings as they were perceived by his contemporaries, whose task it was first to evaluate and interpret them for an ever-growing readership.

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"Any library serving serious students of literature should have these volumes." Q. Grigg, Choice
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521410380
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/2014
  • Series: American Critical Archives Series, #8
  • Pages: 588
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.57 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; Cup of Gold; The Pastures of Heaven; To A God Unknown; Tortilla Flat; In Dubious Battle; Of Mice and Men (the novel); The Red Pony; Of Mice and Men (the play); The Long Valley; The Grapes of Wrath; The Forgotten Village; Sea of Cortez; The Moon is Down (the novel); The Moon is Down (the play); Bombs Away; Cannery Row; The Wayward Bus; The Pearl; A Russian Journal; Burning Bright (the novel); Burning Bright (the play); The Log from the Sea of Cortez; East of Eden; Sweet Thursday; The Short Reign of Pippin IV; Once There Was a War; The Winter of our Discontent; Travels with Charley in Search of America; America and Americans; Journal of a novel: The East of Eden Letters; The Acts of King Arthur and his Noble Knights; Working Days.

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