Celebrating the brief life of a young scholar dedicated to Steinbeck studies, this collection gathers essays from various vantage points including aesthetic, feminist, ethical, and comparative perspectives. Included in this volume are works by two acclaimed poets, as well as insightful readings of a little known early short story and an unsuccessful novel by Steinbeck.
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.