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The Resource Mad at the world : a life of John Steinbeck, William Souder

Mad at the world : a life of John Steinbeck, William Souder

Label
Mad at the world : a life of John Steinbeck
Title
Mad at the world
Title remainder
a life of John Steinbeck
Statement of responsibility
William Souder
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A biography of one of America's most popular and misunderstood authors, John Steinbeck. This first full-length biography of the Nobel Laureate to appear in a quarter century explores John Steinbeck's long apprenticeship as a writer struggling through the depths of the Great Depression, and his rise to greatness with masterpieces such as The Red Pony, Of Mice and Men, and The Grapes of Wrath. His most poignant and evocative writing emerged in his sympathy for the Okies fleeing the dust storms of the Midwest, the migrant workers toiling in California's fields, and the laborers on Cannery Row, reflecting a social engagement--paradoxical for all of his natural misanthropy--radically different from the writers of the so-called Lost Generation. A man by turns quick-tempered, contrary, compassionate, and ultimately brilliant, Steinbeck took aim at the corrosiveness of power, the perils of income inequality, and the growing urgency of ecological collapse, all of which drive fierce public debate to this day"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Souder, William
Dewey number
  • 813/.52
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Steinbeck, John
  • Novelists, American
  • Steinbeck, John
  • Novelists, American
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary Figures
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
  • HISTORY / United States / State & Local / West (AK, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, UT, WY)
Label
Mad at the world : a life of John Steinbeck, William Souder
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 373-429) and index
Control code
on1137813905
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 446 pages
Isbn
9780393292268
Lccn
2020017019
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1137813905
Label
Mad at the world : a life of John Steinbeck, William Souder
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 373-429) and index
Control code
on1137813905
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 446 pages
Isbn
9780393292268
Lccn
2020017019
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1137813905

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