The Portable Steinbeck

Author: John Steinbeck

Publisher: Penguin


Category: Fiction

Page: 640

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A selection of essential writings by one of the greatest writers in American history It would be impossible to overstate John Steinbeck's enduring influence on American letters. Profuse with a richness of language, sly humor, and empathy for even his most flawed characters, Steinbeck's books are still widely read and deeply relevant today. The Portable Steinbeck is a grand sampling of his most important and popular works. Here are the complete novels Of Mice and Men and The Red Pony, together with self-contained excerpts from several longer novels, the text of his Nobel Prize acceptance speech, a fascinating introduction by Pascal Covici, Jr., son of Steinbeck's longtime editor, and brand new introduction from leading Steinbeck scholar Susan Shillinglaw that puts Steinbeck in the context of the 21st century. 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.

Supplement, 1969-1973

Author: Estelle A. Fidell

Publisher: H. W. Wilson


Category: Short stories

Page: 639

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An index to 11,561 stories in 805 collections.

John Steinbeck in East European Translation

A Bibliographical and Descriptive Overview

Author: Danica Čerče

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing


Category: Fiction

Page: 135

View: 887

This volume narrows a huge gap in regard to Steinbeck translations in Eastern Europe, here considered in terms of the political division between Western Europe and the Soviet-dominated East. As the only book of its kind, and although intended for both literature scholars and the broader arts community, it makes an important contribution to Steinbeck and American literature studies, and is useful for scholars of the languages discussed here. Although Steinbeck is regarded as an American writer of high repute, his appeal and influence extend far beyond the borders of North America. As documented here, he was particularly popular in Eastern Europe, where he inadvertently served political purposes. Evaluated through an ideological lens, the sole value of his works was seen to reside in their utility to oppressive political regimes. Even works that clearly showed Steinbeck venturing into new topics and forms could not escape an ideological burden, whereas several others that lacked social necessity and documentary integrity were unjustifiably marginalised or consigned to oblivion. As this study also shows, only recently, following the fall of totalitarian rule, have Steinbeck’s works started to be approached from the various angles of contemporary criticism. The acknowledgement that there is much more to recommend in his books than that which was praised by those who, blinded by their commitment or because of imposed limitations on expectations, showed no appreciation for the variety and subtlety of Steinbeck’s writing, explains the recent renaissance of interest in the whole of Steinbeck’s oeuvre. Indeed, viewed without preconceived ideas and accepted for what they are, it is impossible not to respond to Steinbeck’s exploration of issues of freedom, individual choice, and relationships, and not to notice that he was much more than merely a proletarian writer.

The Portable Milton

Author: John Milton

Publisher: Penguin


Category: Fiction

Page: 704

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The Portable Milton is an authoritative grand tour through the imagination of this prodigal genius. In the course of his forty-year career, John Milton evolved from a prodigy to a blind prophet, from a philosophical aesthete to a Puritan rebel, and from a poet who proclaimed the triumph of reason to one obsessed with the intractability of sin. Throughout these transformations, he conceived his work as a form of prayer, written in the service of the supreme being.

Indian Response to Steinbeck

Essays Presented to Professor Warren G. French, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis, U.S.A.

Author: Ram Krishna Sharma



Category: Criticism

Page: 335

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Festschrift honoring Warren G. French, b. 1922, American literary critic.

John Steinbeck

A Documentary Volume

Author: Luchen Li



Category: Novelists, American

Page: 447

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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.

A John Steinbeck Encyclopedia

Author: Brian E. Railsback

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 482

View: 370

Offers alphabetical and topical lists of entries, a Steinbeck chronology, an annotated list of Steinbeck archives, and an introductory essay by Steinbeck biographer Jackson J. Benson.

John Steinbeck

A Concise Bibliography, 1930-65

Author: Tetsumaro Hayashi

Publisher: Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press


Category: California

Page: 164

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John Steinbeck

A Collection of Books & Manuscripts Formed by Harry Valentine of Pacific Grove, California, with a Foreword by John R. Payne

Author: Bradford Morrow (Bookseller)



Category: Booksellers' catalogs

Page: 154

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The Portable Margaret Fuller

Author: Margaret Fuller

Publisher: Penguin Group USA


Category: Fiction

Page: 531

View: 148

"Indispensable to students of antebellum culture."—Philip F. Gura, Univ. of North Carolina. "A highly valuable resource for students of American Studies and Women's Studies alike."—Donald Pease, UC-Riverside.

The Portable Nineteenth-century Russian Reader

Author: Various

Publisher: Penguin Classics


Category: Literary Collections

Page: 641

View: 678

Collects writings by Aleksandr Pushkin, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Leo Tolstoy, Anton Chekhov, and other notable nineteenth-century Russian writers

The Portable Ring Lardner

Author: Ring Lardner

Publisher: New York : The Viking Press


Category: American wit and humor

Page: 756

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Steinbeck's Reading

A Catalogue of Books Owned and Borrowed

Author: Robert J. DeMott

Publisher: Scholarly Title


Category: Fiction in English - American writers - Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968. - Private libraries - Author catalogues

Page: 239

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The Portable Jack Kerouac

Author: Jack Kerouac

Publisher: Penguin Group USA


Category: Fiction

Page: 621

View: 803

Presents selections from Jack Kerouac's novels, poetry, letters, and essays.