Critical Companion to John Steinbeck: A Literary Reference to His Life and Work

Facts On File, 2005 - 406 pagina's
The author of such classics as The Grapes of Wrath, East of Eden, Of Mice and Men, The Red Pony, and more, John Steinbeck is one of the greatest American writers of all time. He won a Pulitzer Prize in 1940 for The Grapes of Wrath and was awarded the 1962 Nobel Prize in Literature "for his realistic and imaginative writings, combining as they do sympathetic humour and keen social perception."

Critical Companion to John Steinbeck celebrates this distinguished American writer who used his works to confront and explore the social fabric of the United States in the early 20th century. In this single-volume reference, Steinbeck admirers, general readers, and lovers of literature will find hundreds of informative entries covering every aspect of his life and work.

Entries include:
  • Synopses of his novels, short stories, and nonfiction
  • Descriptions of his characters, from the Joad family in The Grapes of Wrath to Lennie Small in Of Mice and Men
  • Details about family, friends, and associates
  • Information about film and television adaptations of Steinbeck's works
  • Descriptions of places that influenced Steinbeck, from Salinas, California, to Paris, France.

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Nice bio section. The main part of this book enters each piece of published writing, including magazine articles. Synopsis, character list, critical response then and more recently. The third part of the book is an encyclopedia of all terms relevant to Steinbeck. Volledige review lezen

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