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By Jeffrey Schultz, Luchen Li

"Critical significant other to John Steinbeck" celebrates this preeminent American author who in his works faced and explored the social cloth of the us within the early twentieth century. greater than 500 entries contain synopses of his novels, brief tales, and nonfiction; descriptions of his characters, from the Joad relations in "The Grapes of Wrath" to Lennie Small in "Of Mice and Men"; information about relatives, buddies, and co-workers; information regarding movie and tv diversifications of Steinbeck's works; and discussions of locations that motivated Steinbeck - from Salinas, California, to Paris, France.

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The author criticizes the emergence of “the Corporation Man,” a man defined almost completely by his status, contributions, and worth to a faceless corporation. Nevertheless, he admires the efficiency achieved by corporations and the men who work for them, even if corporate efficiency stultifies creativity. ” The Pursuit of Happiness Steinbeck discusses the problem of youth and age in America. He complains of a “child sickness” that developed during the previous 60 years of material prosperity, during which children were hopelessly spoiled by their parents.

America during the 1930s, he suggests, was uncertain, and withdrawn into an internal debate over the devastation of the Great Depression. But America’s enemies, the author assures us, were mistaken in equating uncertainty with weakness, and German and Japanese attacks restored unity and sense of purpose to the nation. Now firmly committed to the war, it has fallen to the commanders of the military to build the greatest air force in the world. ” The Bomber Steinbeck discusses the history of military air warfare, from observation aircraft to dog fighters of World War I, to the strategic bombers that have recently made their appearance with the onset of World War II.

Suddenly ashamed of his betrayal of his king and friend, Lancelot rushes away, weeping bitterly. Appendix The Appendix of The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights excerpts Steinbeck’s letters to his literary agent, Elizabeth Otis, and his editor, Chase Horton, regarding his work on the King Arthur project. These letters suggest he wrote at least two drafts of the book, the first of which was primarily a straightforward translation of the Winchester Manuscript, and the second, a looser interpretation in which he transformed the text into a more explicitly novelistic form.

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