Student Companion to John Steinbeck by Cynthia BurkheadThis book guides readers through these and other important Steinbeck works, particularly those that are most often taught, including "The Pearl" (1945), "The Red Pony" (1933), and significant short fiction. Clear analysis of each work includes discussions of character development, plot and setting, thematic treatment, historical contexts, and alternate critical readings. A biographical chapter, as well as an examination of the author's contributions and career, helps readers gain a sense of Steinbeck the man and his position as one of America's most important writers. Since the publication of "Tortilla Flat" in 1935, Steinbeck's treatment of American landscapes and themes has struck a chord with readers. His novels "Of Mice and Men" (1937), "The Grapes of Wrath" (1939), and "Cannery RoW" (1945) were instant critical and popular successes. Each went on to become a feature film, which added to Steinbeck's cultural impact. His works have long endured to earn a place in the canon of American Literature. This book guides readers through these and other important Steinbeck works, particularly those that are most often taught, including "The Pearl" (1945), "The Red Pony" (1933), and significant short fiction. Clear analysis of each work includes discussions of character development, plot and setting, thematic treatment, historical contexts, and alternate critical readings. A biographical chapter, as well as an examination of the author's contributions and career, helps readers gain a sense of Steinbeck the man and his position as one of America's most important writers.
Call Number: PS3537.T3234 Z6195 2002
Publication Date: 2002-07-30
The Moral Philosophy of John Steinbeck by Stephen K. George (Editor)Thirteen essays, written by experts both within philosophy and Steinbeck studies, examine almost all of Steinbeck's major works. Included in the compilation are five general essays examining Steinbeck's own moral philosophy and eight specific essays analyzing the ethics of various major works.
Call Number: PS3537.T3234 Z755 2005
Publication Date: 2005
A Biographical and Critical Introduction of John Steinbeck by Roy SimmondsThis is an introduction to the work of American writer John Steinbeck. The book provides a bibliographical index and also gives a critical analysis of his work. It explores not only themes that preoccupied him as a writer, but also the concepts and philosophies that shaped the course of investigations into the mysteries of human nature and psyche.
Publication Date: 2000-01-01
John Steinbeck: A Biography by Jay PariniA finely wrought portrait of Steinbeck's youth, friendships, marriages, travels, & the creation of each book, play, & film.
Call Number: PS3537.T3234 Z7854 1995
Publication Date: 1995
John SteinbeckL A Study of the Short Fiction by R. S. HughesExamines the style of Steinbeck's writing, and analyzes his short stories.
The Grapes of Wrath by John SteinbeckWinner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the National Book Award, and seen as directly influencing Steinbeck's Nobel Prize for Literature win, THE GRAPES OF WRATH is considered a modern masterpiece. In telling the story of a disgraced former prisoner's attempt to resettle his family during the Great Depression, Steinbeck demonstrates his mastery of the English language and his acute social awareness. A true American classic- perhaps the Great American novel.
Call Number: PS3537.T3234 G8 1939c
Publication Date: 1939
East of Eden by John SteinbeckSet in the rich farmland of California's Salinas Valley, this sprawling and often brutal novel follows the intertwined destinies of two families -- the Trasks and the Hamiltons -- whose generations helplessly reenact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and Abel.
Call Number: PS3537.T3234 E3 1986
Publication Date: 1952
Of Mice and Men by John SteinbeckSteinbeck's tale of two displaced migrant workers, small but bright George and gentle giant Lennie, has become embedded in the American literary consciousness since its publication in 1937. In its exploration of mankind's struggle for independence and the plight of the working man, OF MICE AND MEN resonates well beyond its context of the Great Depression.
Call Number: PS3537.T3234 O3 1937
Publication Date: 1937
Films Based on Steinbeck Books
The Grapes of Wrath (1940) by Directed by John FordJohn Ford's iconic, moving film adaptation of Steinbeck's masterpiece, starring Henry Fonda.
Call Number: DVD PN1995.9.F4 G6 2004
Publication Date: 1940
East of Eden (1954) by Directed by Eliza KazanElia Kazan's excellent cinematic adaptation of Steinbeck's semi-autobiographical epic, starring James Dean.
Call Number: DVD PN1997 .J64 2005
Publication Date: 1954
Of Mice and Men (1939) by Directed by Lewis MilestoneThis filmic version of Steinbeck's most famous novella holds a coveted 100% rating from Rotten Tomatoes.