By Brian Railsback, Michael Meyer

ISBN-10: 0313296693

ISBN-13: 9780313296697

One of many maximum novelists of the 20 th century, John Steinbeck is still learn and studied in any respect degrees. This encyclopedia commonly overviews his lifestyles and writings. integrated are approximately 1200 alphabetically prepared entries through greater than forty professional participants. Entries conceal his works, significant characters, relatives and contemporaries, affects, and numerous distinctive issues concerning his literary profession. a number of the entries cite works for additional interpreting, and the encyclopedia closes with a particular, common bibliography.
Known for his searing social feedback, John Steinbeck is likely one of the hottest and influential American writers of the 20 th century. His works are learn and studied in any respect degrees and feature been made into movies. And even though critics and students first and foremost discovered fault along with his greatly well known works, he's now broadly acknowledges as a grasp of his craft. This encyclopedia presents an intensive evaluation of his lifestyles and occupation and is obtainable to school scholars, undergraduates, and common readers.
Presented are approximately 1200 alphabetically prepared entries by means of greater than forty specialist participants. those entries hide his works, significant characters, kinfolk and contemporaries, affects, and more than a few particular themes.

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Its inhabitants are, as the man once said, “whores, pimps, gamblers, and sons of bitches,” by which he meant Everybody. Had the man looked through another peephole he might have said, “Saints and angels and martyrs and holy men,” and he would have meant the same thing. That peephole, or the fact that there is another peephole, is important and reverberates through the author’s work—how we see is important, and our main difficulty in seeing at all is our tendency to be judgmental and our failure to try to see the whole picture.

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Notice that Lennie kills without malice—animals and people die simply because of the biological combination of his strength with a weak mind. Lennie himself must die simply because within the society of man he is an anomaly and he is weak. The point in each case is that what happens, happens: things work themselves out according to their nature, not according to what we would like to see happen. Such biological determinism is quite foreign to the literary sensibility, but a factor we should never forget while reading Steinbeck is that he saw life in a different way from most of us.

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