John Steinbeck: A Centennial Tribute

John Steinbeck: A Centennial Tribute

By: Stephen (author), Stephen K. George (author)Hardback

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The biggest names in Steinbeck studies share both personal and critical views on Steinbeck's concept of fiction, his spirituality, his vast international appeal, his ambiguous portrayal of women, and the future of Steinbeck criticism. A feast for scholars and enthusiasts alike, this book offers the most varied picture of the Nobel Prize-winning novelist to date. Reminiscences from Steinbeck's sons, wives, and closest friends, including Arthur Miller, Burgess Meredith, John Kenneth Galbraith, and Tom Wolfe, offer valuable insights his life, demonstrate the scope and depth of his influence, and give scholars useful biographical information. The biggest names in Steinbeck studies share both personal and critical views on Steinbeck's concept of fiction, his spirituality, his vast international appeal, his ambiguous portrayal of women, and the future of Steinbeck criticism. A feast for scholars and enthusiasts alike, this book offers the most varied picture of the Nobel Prize-winning novelist to date. John Steinbeck's writings are among the most widely read works of American fiction. Though his novels have always been popular with general readers, critics expressed surprise when he was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature, and some scholars have been quick to dismiss his works as more appropriate for high school students than for undergraduates. In recent years, however, there has been a growing recognition of Steinbeck as a serious writer, and a correspondingly large body of scholarship has been published about him. One hundred years after his birth, this book offers a valuable perspective on Steinbeck's achievements and the future of his work.

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About Author

STEPHEN K. GEORGE is Professor of English at Brigham Young University, Idaho. He has published some 30 articles and book reviews in such places as Steinbeck Studies and Steinbeck Yearbook.

Contents

Introduction by Stephen George Family, Friends, and Authors My Father, John Steinbeck by Thom Steinbeck John Steinbeck Was My Father by John Steinbeck IV "John Believed in Man ": An Interview with Mrs. John Steinbeck by Elaine Steinbeck "The Marriage of His Life": Meeting John Steinbeck by Gwyn Steinbeck My Cousin, John Steinbeck by Stanford Steinbeck John Steinbeck by Burgess Meredith John Steinbeck: A Reminiscence by Webster Street "I Think I Just Saw God": Thoughts on John Steinbeck by Virginia Scardigli John Steinbeck: Footnote for a Memoir by John Kenneth Galbraith Steinbeck by Arthur Miller Full Body Wine from the Grapes of Wrath by Yevgeny Yevtushenko John Steinbeck and the American Novel by Tom Wolfe John Steinbeck: A Lion in Winter by Budd Schulberg Critics, Scholars, and Bibliographers Why Read John Steinbeck? by Susan Shillinglaw Sharing the Immeasurable View with John Steinbeck by Brian Railsback Steinbeck's Spirituality: A Sense of the Ending by Barbara Heavilin John Steinbeck: An Ethics of Fiction by John Timmerman Steinbeck and the Woman Question: A Never-Ending Puzzle by Mimi Gladstein Steinbeck's Concept of the Function of Fiction by Warren French "Of Ink and Heart's Blood": Episodes in Reading Steinbeck's East of Eden by Robert DeMott My Steinbeck Odyssey by Robert Morsberger Steinbeck, Ricketts, and Memories of Times Past by Richard Astro Traveling with John: My Journey as a Steinbeck Scholar by Michael Meyer Of Mice and Men and (Perhaps) Other Things by Roy Simmonds John Steinbeck: A Writer Who Spans the Oceans by Kiyoshi Nakayama Steinbeck in Scandinavia by Donald Coers John Steinbeck and his Immortal Literary Legacy by Tetsumaro Hayashi John Steinbeck--Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow by John Ditsky Selected Bibliography Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 30/11/2002
  • ISBN13: 9780313323256
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 232
  • ID: 9780313323256
  • weight: 245
  • ISBN10: 0313323259

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