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The Short Novels Of John Steinbeck

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The Short Novels Of John Steinbeck: Critical Essays With A Checklist To Steinbeck Criticism.

The Grapes of Wrath is generally considered Steinbeck's masterpiece, but the short novel was the form he most frequently turned to and most consciously theorised about, and with constant experimentation he made the form his own. Much of the best-and the worst-of his writing appears in his short novels. This collection reviews what has been categorised as the "good" and the "bad," looking beyond the careless labelling that has characterised a great deal of the commentary on Steinbeck's writing to the true strengths and weaknesses of the works. The contributors demonstrate that even in the short novels that are most often criticised, there is more depth and sophistication than has generally been acknowledged.The essays examine the six most popular short novels-Tortilla Flat, The Red Pony, Of Mice and Men, The Moon Is Down, Cannery Row, and The Pearl-in addition to the three usually thought of as less successful-Burning Bright, Sweet Thursday, and The Short Reign of Pippin IV.

A paperback book in very good condition with only some minor shelf wear.

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Author(s):
Jackson J. Benson (ed)
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1990
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0822309947
ISBN-13:
9780822309949
Number of pages:
350
Publisher:
Duke University Press
Title:
The Short Novels of John Steinbeck

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The Short Novels Of John Steinbeck: Critical Essays With A Checklist To Steinbeck Criticism.

The Grapes of Wrath is generally considered Steinbeck's masterpiece, but the short novel was the form he most frequently turned to and most consciously theorised about, and with constant experimentation he made the form his own. Much of the best-and the worst-of his writing appears in his short novels. This collection reviews what has been categorised as the "good" and the "bad," looking beyond the careless labelling that has characterised a great deal of the commentary on Steinbeck's writing to the true strengths and weaknesses of the works. The contributors demonstrate that even in the short novels that are most often criticised, there is more depth and sophistication than has generally been acknowledged.The essays examine the six most popular short novels-Tortilla Flat, The Red Pony, Of Mice and Men, The Moon Is Down, Cannery Row, and The Pearl-in addition to the three usually thought of as less successful-Burning Bright, Sweet Thursday, and The Short Reign of Pippin IV.

A paperback book in very good condition with only some minor shelf wear.

Author(s):
Jackson J. Benson (ed)
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1990
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0822309947
ISBN-13:
9780822309949
Number of pages:
350
Publisher:
Duke University Press
Title:
The Short Novels of John Steinbeck

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