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Title:
Student companion to John Steinbeck
Author:
Burkhead, Cynthia.
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Publication Information:
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
viii, 180 pages ; 25 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780313314575
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

This book guides readers through these and other important Steinbeck works, particularly those that are most often taught, including "The Pearl" (1945), "The Red Pony" (1933), and significant short fiction. Clear analysis of each work includes discussions of character development, plot and setting, thematic treatment, historical contexts, and alternate critical readings. A biographical chapter, as well as an examination of the author's contributions and career, helps readers gain a sense of Steinbeck the man and his position as one of America's most important writers.

Since the publication of "Tortilla Flat" in 1935, Steinbeck's treatment of American landscapes and themes has struck a chord with readers. His novels "Of Mice and Men" (1937), "The Grapes of Wrath" (1939), and "Cannery RoW" (1945) were instant critical and popular successes. Each went on to become a feature film, which added to Steinbeck's cultural impact. His works have long endured to earn a place in the canon of American Literature. This book guides readers through these and other important Steinbeck works, particularly those that are most often taught, including "The Pearl" (1945), "The Red Pony" (1933), and significant short fiction.

Clear analysis of each work includes discussions of character development, plot and setting, thematic treatment, historical contexts, and alternate critical readings. A biographical chapter, as well as an examination of the author's contributions and career, helps readers gain a sense of Steinbeck the man and his position as one of America's most important writers.


Author Notes

CYNTHIA BURKHEAD is an Instructor of English at the University of North Alabama in Florence. Her major areas of literary interest is twentieth century poetry and fiction.


Table of Contents

Series Forewordp. vii
1 The Life of John Steinbeckp. 1
2 Steinbeck's Career and Contributionsp. 15
3 Tortilla Flat (1935)p. 31
4 Of Mice and Men (1937)p. 47
5 The Grapes of Wrath (1939)p. 63
6 Cannery Row (1945)p. 83
7 The Pearl (1945)p. 101
8 East of Eden (1952)p. 117
9 The Short Storiesp. 141
Bibliographyp. 163
Indexp. 175

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