A John Steinbeck Reader: Essays in Honor of Stephen K. George

A John Steinbeck Reader: Essays in Honor of Stephen K. George


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780810866997
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 03/16/2009
Pages: 204
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Barbara Heavilin is the cofounder of The Steinbeck Review and currently serves as its coeditor. She is the author of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath and John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men: A Reference Guide. She is the coeditor, with Stephen George, of John Steinbeck and His Contemporaries.

Table of Contents

Foreword John H. Timmerman ix

Preface Barbara A. Heavilin xi

Acknowledgments Barbara A. Heavilin xv

Introduction Barbara A. Heavilin xvii

Part 1 Poetic Views of Two Steinbeck Characters 1

1 Contented-For Mary Hawley (And, in Another Way, for Stephen George) Mary M. Brown 3

2 A Dialogue with Steinbeck's Lee Concerning Servanthood, Timshel, and Immortality through Words Thom Satterlee 5

Part 2 Steinbeck, Aesthetics, and Ethics 9

3 The Contemporary Nature of Steinbeck's Winter: Artistry, Integrity, and September 11 Stephen K. George 11

4 "Only through Imitation Do We Develop towards Originality": Reflections of Addison's Spectator in Steinbeck's Travels Charley Barbara A. Heavilin 23

5 Charley, America, and Malory: John Steinbeck's Later Ethics John H. Timmerman 37

Part 3 Steinbeck, the Eyes of a Child, and Lonely Ladies 51

6 Through the Eyes of a Child: A Steinbeck Forte Mimi Reisel Gladstein 53

7 Lonely Ladies and Landscapes: A Comparison of John Steinbeck's "The White Quail" and Eudora Welty's "A Curtain of Green" Charlotte Cook Hadella 69

Part 4 Steinbeck, the American Ideal, Politics, and War 83

8 Steinbeck's The Winter of Our Discontent and the American Ideal Stephen L. Tanner 85

9 Art for Politics: The Political Dimension of Steinbeck's Works in Eastern Europe Danica Cerce 97

10 John Steinbeck as Lyndon B. Johnson's Speech Writer Tetsumaro Hayashi 105

Part 5 Steinbeck, Culture, Viewpoints, a Grand Joke, and a Meditative Reading 119

11 John Steinbeck's Cultural Frontiers Luchen Li 121

12 It's All in Your Head: Transforming Heavenly and Hellish Settings in Steinbeck's The Pastures of Heaven Michael J. Meyer 133

13 TheShort, Happy Life of Pippin IV: The Grand Joke Brian Railsback 151

14 "Fingers of Cloud: A Satire on College Protervity": A Meditative Reading Kiyoshi Nakayama 161

Index 171

About the Contributors 177

About the Editor 181

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