The Essential Criticism of John Steinbeck s of Mice and Men

The Essential Criticism of John Steinbeck s of Mice and Men Author Michael J. Meyer
ISBN-10 9780810867345
Year 2009-04-23
Pages 364
Language en
Publisher Scarecrow Press
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First published in 1937, Of Mice and Men has been a staple of American literature ever since. Divided by decade, The Essential Criticism of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men provides an overview of criticism over the 70 years the book has been in print. Michael J. Meyer has assembled significant articles and book excerpts from critics and reviewers, citing the early book reviews and highlighting some of the most significant essays. While not all critical studies are included, those assessments not present in the text are evaluated by summaries and their bibliographic citations are given. The essays express various critical approaches, including those that criticize the book and examine what some consider the book's flaws. Ideal for research work at all levels, this volume collects in one place the most significant contributions to the study of the novel, making it a welcome addition to the canon of Steinbeck criticism.

The Essential Criticism of John Steinbeck s Of Mice and Men

The Essential Criticism of John Steinbeck s Of Mice and Men Author Michael J. Meyer
ISBN-10 0810867338
Year 2009
Pages 347
Language en
Publisher
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Ever since it was first published in 1937, Of Mice and Men has grown in both popularity and critical esteem. A staple of American literature for more than seven decades, this slender but powerful work by John Steinbeck continues to be studied by high school classes as well as by literary scholars throughout the world. In order to help readers more fully appreciate Of Mice and Men's legacy, Michael J. Meyer has collected some of the most valuable criticism about the novel. Divided by decade, The Essential Criticism of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men provides an overview of the critical responses that span the seventy years the book has been in print. In addition, this volume assembles important articles and book excerpts from critics and reviewers, while also reproducing a number of the early reviews and highlighting some of the most significant studies that have appeared.

The Essential Criticism of John Steinbeck s of Mice and Men

The Essential Criticism of John Steinbeck s of Mice and Men Author Michael J. Meyer
ISBN-10 9780810867345
Year 2009-04-23
Pages 364
Language en
Publisher Scarecrow Press
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First published in 1937, Of Mice and Men has been a staple of American literature ever since. Divided by decade, The Essential Criticism of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men provides an overview of criticism over the 70 years the book has been in print. Michael J. Meyer has assembled significant articles and book excerpts from critics and reviewers, citing the early book reviews and highlighting some of the most significant essays. While not all critical studies are included, those assessments not present in the text are evaluated by summaries and their bibliographic citations are given. The essays express various critical approaches, including those that criticize the book and examine what some consider the book's flaws. Ideal for research work at all levels, this volume collects in one place the most significant contributions to the study of the novel, making it a welcome addition to the canon of Steinbeck criticism.

The Short Novels of John Steinbeck

The Short Novels of John Steinbeck Author Jackson J. Benson
ISBN-10 0822309947
Year 1990
Pages 349
Language en
Publisher Duke University Press
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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 theorized 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 categorized as the “good” and the “bad,” looking beyond the careless labeling that has characterized 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 criticized, 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. Because most of Steinbeck's short novels were adapted and presented as plays or screenplays, many of the essays deal with dramatic or film versions of the short novels as well as with the fiction. The collection concludes with a comprehensive checklist of criticism of the short novels. Contributors. Richard Astro, Jackson J. Benson, Carroll Britch, John Ditsky, Joseph Fontenrose, Warren French, Robert Gentry, Mimi Reisel Gladstein, William Goldhurst, Tetsumaro Hayashi, Robert S. Hughes Jr., Howard Levant, Clifford Lewis, Peter Lisca, Anne Loftis, Charles R. Metzger, Michael J. Meyer, Robert E. Morsberger, Louis Owens, Roy S. Simmonds, Mark Spilka, John Timmerman

Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men Author John Steinbeck
ISBN-10 0340928654
Year 2007-04-27
Pages 54
Language en
Publisher Hodder Murray
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Hodder Graphics: Of Mice and Men is a graphic text designed to support teaching of Of Mice and Men for the GCSE English Literature exam. Its visual representation combined with its simple approach make it accessible to students across a range of abilities. The Graphic Book will provide an overview of the set text with plot and characters clearly delineated, but will also focus on aspects of the text that examiners find students struggle with most in the exam. - Support students in their understanding of the cultural and historial background to the text - Uses text references to develop language analysis work - Focuses on plot, characterisation, theme, language and structure as specified int he Assessment Objectives

Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men Author John Steinbeck
ISBN-10 0783813589
Year 1995
Pages 126
Language en
Publisher G K Hall & Company
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The tragic story of the friendship between two migrant workers, George and mentally retarded Lenny, and their dream of owning a farm

Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men Author John Steinbeck
ISBN-10 1907590331
Year 2011-09
Pages 104
Language en
Publisher Lightning Source Incorporated
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Tragic tale of a simpleminded man and the friend who loves and tries to protect him.

John Steinbeck s Of Mice and Men

John Steinbeck s Of Mice and Men Author Harold Bloom
ISBN-10 9780791085813
Year 2006-01-01
Pages 134
Language en
Publisher Infobase Publishing
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An overview of the work features a biographical sketch of the author, a list of characters, a summary of the plot, and critical and analytical views of the work.

Working Days

Working Days Author John Steinbeck
ISBN-10 9781440674525
Year 1990-12-01
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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John Steinbeck wrote The Grapes of Wrath during an astonishing burst of activity between June and October of 1938. Throughout the time he was creating his greatest work, Steinbeck faithfully kept a journal revealing his arduous journey toward its completion. The journal, like the novel it chronicles, tells a tale of dramatic proportions—of dogged determination and inspiration, yet also of paranoia, self-doubt, and obstacles. It records in intimate detail the conception and genesis of The Grapes of Wrath and its huge though controversial success. It is a unique and penetrating portrait of an emblematic American writer creating an essential American masterpiece.

Harper Lee s To Kill a Mockingbird

Harper Lee s To Kill a Mockingbird Author Michael J. Meyer
ISBN-10 9780810877238
Year 2010-10-14
Pages 290
Language en
Publisher Scarecrow Press
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In 1960, To Kill a Mockingbird was published to critical acclaim. To commemorate To Kill a Mockingbird's 50th anniversary, Michael J. Meyer has assembled a collection of new essays that celebrate this enduring work of American literature. These essays approach the novel from educational, legal, social, and thematic perspectives. Harper Lee's only novel won the Pulitzer Prize and was transformed into a beloved film starring Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch. An American classic that frequently appears in middle school and high school curriculums, the novel has been subjected to criticism for its subject matter and language. Still relevant and meaningful, To Kill a Mockingbird has nonetheless been under-appreciated by many critics. There are few books that address Lee's novel's contribution to the American canon and still fewer that offer insights that can be used by teachers and by students. These essays suggest that author Harper Lee deserves more credit for skillfully shaping a masterpiece that not only addresses the problems of the 1930s but also helps its readers see the problems and prejudices the world faces today. Intended for high school and undergraduate usage, as well as for teachers planning to use To Kill a Mockingbird in their classrooms, this collection will be a valuable resource for all teachers of American literature.

Steinbeck

Steinbeck Author John Steinbeck
ISBN-10 144067387X
Year 1989-04-01
Pages 928
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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"Surely his most interesting, plausibly his most memorable, and . . . arguably his best book" —The New York Times Book Review For John Steinbeck, who hated the telephone, letter-writing was a preparation for work and a natural way for him to communicate his thoughts on people he liked and hated; on marriage, women, and children; on the condition of the world; and on his progress in learning his craft. Opening with letters written during Steinbeck's early years in California, and closing with a 1968 note written in Sag Herbor, New York, Steinbeck: A Life in Letters reveals the inner thoughts and rough character of this American author as nothing else has and as nothing else ever will. "The reader will discover as much about the making of a writer and the creative process, as he will about Steinbeck. And that's a lot." —Los Angeles Herald-Examiner "A rewarding book of enduring interest, this becomes a major part of the Steinbeck canon." —The Wall Street Journal

The Pearl

The Pearl Author John Steinbeck
ISBN-10 9780141962832
Year 2011-03-03
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
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Kino is a desperately poor Mexican-pearl diver. But when he finds 'The Pearl of the World' he believes that his life will be magically transformed. Obsessed by his dreams, Kino is blind to the greed, fear and even violence the pearl arouses in his neighbours - and himself. A haunting and timeless tale of wealth and the evil it can bring.

Travels with Charley

Travels with Charley Author John Steinbeck
ISBN-10 9780141190662
Year 2001-03-01
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
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In 1960, when he was almost sixty years old, John Steinbeck set out to rediscover his native land. He felt that he might have lost touch with its sights, sounds and the essence of its people. Accompanied only by his dog, Charley, he travelled all across the United States in a pick-up truck. His journey took him through almost forty states, and he saw things that made him proud, angry, sympathetic and elated. All that he saw and experienced is described with remarkable honesty and insight. Nobel Prize-winning author John Steinbeck is remembered as one of the greatest and best-loved American writers of the twentieth century. During the 1930s, his works included The Red Pony, Pastures of Heaven, Tortilla Flat, In Dubious Battle, and Of Mice and Men. The Grapes of Wrath, published in 1939, earned him a Pulitzer Prize. In 1962, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

To a God Unknown

To a God Unknown Author John Steinbeck
ISBN-10 9780141190648
Year 2000-11-30
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
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While fulfilling his dead father's dream of creating a prosperous farm in California, Joseph Wayne comes to believe that a magnificent tree on the farm embodies his father's spirit. His brothers and their families share in Joseph's prosperity andthe farm flourishes - until one brother, scared by Joseph's pagan belief, kills the tree and brings disease and famine on the farm. Set in familiar Steinbeck country, TO A GOD UNKOWN is a mystical tale, exploring one man's attempt to control theforces of nature and to understand the ways of God.

Bombs Away

Bombs Away Author John Steinbeck
ISBN-10 9781101138861
Year 2009-07-08
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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A magnificent volume of short novels and an essential World War II report from one of America's great twentieth-century writers On the heels of the enormous success of his masterwork The Grapes of Wrath and at the height of the American war effort John Steinbeck, one of the most prolific and influential literary figures of his generation, wrote Bombs Away, a nonfiction account of his experiences with U.S. Army Air Force bomber crews during World War II. Now, for the first time since its original publication in 1942, Penguin Classics presents this exclusive edition of Steinbeck's introduction to the then-nascent U.S. Army Air Force and its bomber crew--the essential core unit behind American air power that Steinbeck described as "the greatest team in the world." For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.