A New Study Guide to Steinbeck's Major Works, with Critical Explications
By: Tetsumaro Hayashi (author)Hardback
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A sequel to Hayashi's study guide series-A Study Guide to Steinbeck: A Handbook to His Major Works (Part 1, 1974, Part II, 1979), this book collects contributions from a new generation of Steinbeck teachers-scholars who employ the latest research materials, now available in both published and unpublished sources-letters and manuscripts along with pertinent time-tested materials. They include Dr. Louis Owens, a prominent teacher, scholar, critic, and novelist, along with Charlotte Hadella, Barbara Heavilin, Helen Lojek, Michael J. Meyer, and Patrick W. Shaw, who discuss frequently taught Steinbeck titles with enthusiasm and expertise, keeping the classroom audience in mind. Each chapter presents background, plot synopsis, critical explication, topics for research and discussion, and selected bibliography.
Tetsumaro Hayashi, professor of English and director of the Steinbeck Research Institute at Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, is President of the International John Steinbeck Society and founder and editor-in-chief of the Steinbeck Quarterly and the Steinbeck Monograph Series. A former Folger Shakespeare Library Senior Fellow, he has taught courses in Shakespeare and Steinbeck for many years in the U.S., given over 100 lectures on Steinbeck in the U.S., Japan, Canada, and England, authored or edited 32 books on English and American literature, and had seven of his Steinbeck books translated into Japanese.
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