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!!> Epub ➟ Novels and Stories 1932–1937: The Pastures of Heaven / To a God Unknown / Tortilla Flat | In Dubious Battle / Of Mice and Men ➞ Author John Steinbeck –

Novels and Stories 1932–1937: The Pastures of Heaven / To a God Unknown / Tortilla Flat | In Dubious Battle / Of Mice and MenJohn Steinbeck, From The Very Start Of His Career, Evoked The Landscape And People Of Central California With Lyrical Intensity And Unflinching Frankness The Library Of America Presents For The First Time In One Volume Steinbeck S Early Writings, Which Expressed His Abiding Concerns For Community, Social Justice, And The Elemental Connection Between Nature And Human Society In Prose That Blends The Vernacular And The Incantatory, The Local And The Mythic, These Five Works Chart Steinbeck S Evolution Into One Of The Greatest And Most Enduring Popular Of American Novelists.The Pastures Of Heaven 1932 , A Collection Of Interrelated Stories, Delineates The Troubled Inner Lives And Sometimes Disastrous Fates Of Families Living In A Seemingly Tranquil California Valley The Surface Realism Of Steinbeck S First Mature Work Is Enriched By Hints Of Uncanny Forces At Work Beneath Deep Down It S Mine, Right To The Center Of The World, Says Salinas Valley Farmer Joseph Wayne About His Land In John Steinbeck S To A God Unknown 1933 A Sense Of Primeval Magic Dominates The Novel As The Farmer Reverts To Pagan Nature Worship And Begins A Tortuous Journey Toward Catastrophe And Ultimate Understanding.Steinbeck S Sympathetic Depiction Of The Raffish Paisons Of Tortilla Flat 1935 , A Ramshackle District Above Monterey, First Won Him Popular Attention The Flat S Tenderhearted, Resourceful, Mildly Corrupt, Over Optimistic Characters Are A Triumph Of Life Affirming Humor.In Dubious Battle 1936 Plunges Into The Political Struggle Of The 1930s And Paints A Vigorous Fresco Of A Migrant Fruit Pickers Strike Anticipating The Collective Portraiture Of The Grapes Of Wrath, Steinbeck Poignantly Traces The Surges And Shifts Of Group Behavior.With Of Mice And Men 1937 , Steinbeck Secured His Status As One Of The Most Influential American Writers Lennie And George, Itinerant Farmhands Held Together In The Face Of Deprivation Only By The Frailest Of Dreams, Have Long Since Passed Into American Mythology This Novel, Which Steinbeck Called Such A Simple Little Thing, Is Now Recognized As A Masterpiece Of Concentrated Emotional Power.

!!> Epub ➟ Novels and Stories 1932–1937: The Pastures of Heaven / To a God Unknown / Tortilla Flat | In Dubious Battle / Of Mice and Men ➞ Author John Steinbeck –
  • Hardcover
  • 909 pages
  • Novels and Stories 1932–1937: The Pastures of Heaven / To a God Unknown / Tortilla Flat | In Dubious Battle / Of Mice and Men
  • John Steinbeck
  • English
  • 02 February 2018
  • 9781883011017

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  1. says:

    What s not to love about a collection of stories that contains the classic Of Mice and Men But this typically beautiful edition from the Library of America is so much It contains Steinbeck s earliest writings, ranging from the the pastoral The Pastures of Heaven and the poetic To A God Unknown , to outright slapstick Tortilla Flat But the real sleeper in here is one of the longest stories, In Dubious Battle, the story of two self proclaimed radicals who help organize apple pickers in California This i...

  2. says:

    The Pastures of Heaven interesting compilation of fable like stories harsh reality mixed with serendipity irony between beauty of environs and ugliness of human occupation, framed in the social structure of an early rural town in California Easily digestible as separate themes, but challenging to fit into a unifying idea as a book.To a God Unknown very visceral descriptions of man s real or imagined relat...

  3. says:

    This volume contains five of Steinbeck s earlier, generally less well known novels and novellas The Pastures of Heaven is a loosely constructed narrative concerning a fictional rural area known, surprisingly enough, as the pastures of heaven Each chapter moves on from the last to focus on a different character, with occasionally some interplay between chapters Tortilla Flat concerning a working class Mexican neighborhood near Monterey, California has the same structure, with the added element of overt comedy which sometimes is quite funny To a God Unknown is the story of an extended farming family in Steinbeck country, and, to my mind, is not particularly memorable In Dubious Battle is the only explicitly political novel in this group It is the story of a group of union organizers from a radical union similar to the International Workers of the World, also known as the Wobblies Surprisingly enough for Steinbeck, who spent the better part of his life as a Communist sympathizer if not an actual member of the party, the book is strongly critical of the zealotry of the union organizers, who use workers, outside supporters, and each other shamelessly to advance the cause, even when their actions will lead to the destruction of a family s livelihood or even the death of a man This novel throws considerable light on why Steinbeck never truly joined the radicals despite being sympathetic to their cause.Finally, Of Mice and Men is the famous story of Lennie, the mentally impai...

  4. says:

    The first three books are good Do not expect happy endings, that is not his style In Dubious Battle and Of Mice and Men are very good I had previously read the Grapes of Wrath I consider that a classic Of Mice and...

  5. says:

    Steinbeck has always thrilled me with his prose.

  6. says:

    20th Century Americana is one of my favorite genres this is the first of two volumes.

  7. says:

    I consider it quite a strange experience to read Steinbeck, it is not that he has an awkward style or is difficult to read it is rather the opposite, as qua language use he is sober, the depth he achieves though is tantalizing and as such when reading these works we are offered clever constructs of social realism that show both the world and the individual as mutually wrapped up in one another.Especially outstanding here are In a dubious battle and Of mice and men The former deals with a communist group trying to fight for the rights of apple pickers in California and immediately we are confronted with a world that cannot hold revolution It is not so much that the farm lords are doing everything possible to quell rebellion, much rather it is the workers themselves who cannot hold the revolution within their own self and as such the battle is not so much against the system, but importantly against the working group itself Of mice and men is also about a battle but of a very different kind and though there is an obvious worker setting, the stor...

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    IN DUBIOUS BATTLE dec 24 jan 8 All the time at home we were fighting, fighting something hunger mostly My old man was fighting the bosses I was fighting the school But always we lost And after a long time I guess, it got to be part of our mind stuff that we always would lose can you see the hopelessness in that page 549 OF MICE AND MEN jul 23 aug 5 George s voice became deeper He repeated his words rhythmically as though he had said them many times before Guys like us, that work on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the world They got no family They don t belong no place They come to a ranch an work up a stake, and the first thing you know they re poundin their tail on some other ranch They ain t got nothing to look ahead to Lennie was delighted That s it that s it Now tell how it is with us George went on Whit us it ain t like that We got a future We got somebody...

  9. says:

    Junto con Nathanael WEST y James AGEE, John STEINBECK es uno de los escritores m s notables del periodo post Gran Depresi n en EEUU, cuando la desilusi n y la cr tica social directa se hicieron el tema principal de la literatura Este libro, bellamente editado por la Library of America, incluye los primeros trabajos de John STEINBE...

  10. says:

    I read Of Mice and Men and In Dubious Battle from this book before I returned it to the library The second novel was a suggestion from my brother Both books immerse you in the life of travelling workers in the depression era US Everyone knows OF Mice and Men , and it was suprisingly short, but so poingniently told the story of struggle and hope In Dubious Battle was a suprise It presents the disfunction and cruelty of a labor strike during the depression Dissects communism, socialism, and c...

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