America and Americans and Selected Nonfiction

America and Americans  and Selected Nonfiction

This is a unique selection of nonfiction work by the quintessential American writer.

Author: John Steinbeck

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: 0142437417

Category: Fiction

Page: 429

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This is a unique selection of nonfiction work by the quintessential American writer.
Categories: Fiction

America and Americans and Selected Nonfiction

America and Americans and Selected Nonfiction

MOST AMERICANS know John Steinbeck's name, and many know his novels: The Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice and Men, Cannery Row, and East of Eden. His books, both fiction and nonfiction, still sell millions of copies every year, ...

Author: John Steinbeck

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440626609

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 448

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A Penguin Classic More than four decades after his death, John Steinbeck remains one of the nation's most beloved authors. Yet few know of his career as a journalist who covered world events from the Great Depression to Vietnam. Now, this distinctive collection offers a portrait of the artist as citizen, deeply engaged in the world around him. In addition to the complete text of Steinbeck's last published book, America and Americans, this volume brings together for the first time more than fifty of Steinbeck's finest essays and journalistic pieces on Salinas, Sag Harbor, Arthur Miller, Woody Guthrie, the Vietnam War and more. This edition is edited by Steinbeck scholar Susan Shillinglaw and Steinbeck biographer Jackson J. Benson. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Categories: Literary Collections

Citizen Steinbeck

Citizen Steinbeck

Steinbeck, America and Americans and Selected Nonfiction, p. 143. 13. Steinbeck, America and Americans and Selected Nonfiction, p. 143. 14. http://ncac.org/update/ncac-responds-to-of-mice-and-men-challenge-inappomattox-high-school. 15.

Author: Robert McParland

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442268319

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 289

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John Steinbeck is one of the most popular and important writers in American literature. Novels such as The Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice and Men, and East of Eden and the journal Travels with Charley convey the core of Steinbeck’s work—fiction that is reflective and compassionate. The Nobel prize winner cared deeply about people, and his writing captured the spirit, determination, and willingness of individuals to fight for their rights and the rights of others. His art of caring is critical for today’s readers and as a touchstone for our collective future. In Citizen Steinbeck: Giving Voice to the People, Robert McParland explains how the author’s work helps readers engage in moral reflection and develop empathy. McParland also looks at the ways educators around the world have used Steinbeck’s writings—both fiction and nonfiction—to impart ideals of compassion and social justice. These ideals are weaved into all of Steinbeck’s work, including his journalism and theatrical productions. Drawing on these texts—as well as interviews with secondary-level teachers—this book shows how Steinbeck’s work prompts readers to think critically and contextually about our values. Demonstrating the power a single author can have on generations of individuals around the world, Citizen Steinbeck enables readers to make sense of both the past and the present through the prism of this literary icon’s inspirational work.
Categories: Literary Criticism

What Moves at the Margin

What Moves at the Margin

Collects nonfiction writings and speeches by the American author, on topics including family and history, writers and writing, and politics and society. Thirty years of the Nobel Laureate's reflections on life, writing, and other writers

Author: Toni Morrison

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 160473017X

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 252

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Collects nonfiction writings and speeches by the American author, on topics including family and history, writers and writing, and politics and society.
Categories: Literary Collections

Steinbeck s Imaginarium

Steinbeck   s Imaginarium

America and Americans and Selected Nonfiction. Ed. Susan Shillinglaw and Jackson J. Benson. New York: Penguin, 2002, 155–57. ———. The Standard Diary for 1951. Cambridge. MA: The Standard Diary Company, 1950. Morgan Library and Museum MA ...

Author: Robert DeMott

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press

ISBN: 9780826364296

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 137

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In Steinbeck’s Imaginarium, Robert DeMott delves into the imaginative, creative, and sometimes neglected aspects of John Steinbeck’s writing. DeMott positions Steinbeck as a prophetic voice for today as much as he was for the Depression-era 1930s as the essays explore the often unknown or unacknowledged elements of Steinbeck’s artistic career that deserve closer attention. He writes about the determining scientific influences, such as quantum physics and ecology, in Cannery Row and considers Steinbeck’s addiction to writing through the lens of the extensive, obsessive full-length journals that he kept while writing three of his best-known novels—The Grapes of Wrath, The Wayward Bus, and East of Eden. DeMott insists that these monumental works of fiction all comprise important statements on his creative process and his theory of fiction writing. DeMott further blends his personal experience as a lifelong angler with a reading of several neglected fishing episodes in Steinbeck’s work. Collectively, the chapters illuminate John Steinbeck as a fully conscious, self-aware, literate, experimental novelist whose talents will continue to warrant study and admiration for years to come.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Encyclopedia of American Folklore

Encyclopedia of American Folklore

John Steinbeck's Re-Vision of America. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1985. Shillinglaw, Susan, and Jackson Benson, eds. America and Americans, and Selected Nonfiction by John Steinbeck. New York: Viking, 2002.

Author: Linda Watts

Publisher: Infobase Holdings, Inc

ISBN: 9781646930005

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 462

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Folklore has been described as the unwritten literature of a culture: its songs, stories, sayings, games, rituals, beliefs, and ways of life. Encyclopedia of American Folklore helps readers explore topics, terms, themes, figures, and issues related to this popular subject. This comprehensive reference guide addresses the needs of multiple audiences, including high school, college, and public libraries, archive and museum collections, storytellers, and independent researchers. Its content and organization correspond to the ways educators integrate folklore within literacy and wider learning objectives for language arts and cultural studies at the secondary level. This well-rounded resource connects United States folk forms with their cultural origin, historical context, and social function. Appendixes include a bibliography, a category index, and a discussion of starting points for researching American folklore. References and bibliographic material throughout the text highlight recently published and commonly available materials for further study. Coverage includes: Folk heroes and legendary figures, including Paul Bunyan and Yankee Doodle Fables, fairy tales, and myths often featured in American folklore, including "Little Red Riding Hood" and "The Princess and the Pea" American authors who have added to or modified folklore traditions, including Washington Irving Historical events that gave rise to folklore, including the civil rights movement and the Revolutionary War Terms in folklore studies, such as fieldwork and the folklife movement Holidays and observances, such as Christmas and Kwanzaa Topics related to folklore in everyday life, such as sports folklore and courtship/dating folklore Folklore related to cultural groups, such as Appalachian folklore and African-American folklore and more.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Environmental Evasion

Environmental Evasion

America and Americans and Selected Nonfiction. Ed. Susan Shillinglaw and Jackson J. Benson. New York: Viking, 2002. 331–404. ———. “Let's Go After the Neglected Treasures Beneath the Seas.” Popular Science (September 1966), 84–87. ———.

Author: Lloyd Willis

Publisher: State University of New York Press

ISBN: 9781438432830

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 203

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Brings ecocriticism into conversation with critical American studies approaches to literary canon formation.
Categories: Literary Criticism

What is American Literature

What is American Literature

... Alice in Wonderland ( Carroll ) 54 Allen , Woody in Allison , Dorothy 82 Alphabet 113–114 , 141 Alphabetizing 112-120 Alvarez , Julia 82 Amazon.com 134 America and Americans and Selected Nonfiction ( Steinbeck ) 145 , 146n American ...

Author: Ilan Stavans

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192548184

Category: Literary Criticism

Page:

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An incisive, thought-provoking, and timely meditation, at once panoramic and synoptic, on American literature for an age of xenophobia, heightened nationalism, and economic disparity. The distinguished cultural critic Ilan Stavans explores the nation's identity through the prism of its books, from the indigenous past to the early settlers, the colonial period, the age of independence, its ascendance as a global power, and its shallow, fracturing response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The central motives that make the United States a flawed experiment—its celebration of do-it-yourself individualism, its purported exceptionalism, and its constitutional government based on checks and balances—are explored through canonical works like Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass, Emily Dickinson's poetry, F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, the work of Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, and Toni Morrison, and immigrant voices such as those of Américo Paredes, Henry Roth, Saul Bellow, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Jhumpa Lahiri, and others. This is literary criticism at its best-informed: broad-ranged yet pungent and uncompromising.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Weak Nationalisms

Weak Nationalisms

In Touchstones: American Poets on a Favorite Poem, edited by Robert Pack and Jay Parini, 203–8. ... Introduction to America and Americans: Selected Nonfiction, edited by Susan Shillinglaw and Jackson J. Benson, ix–xviii.

Author: Douglas Dowland

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9781496215994

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 282

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The question "What is America?" has taken on new urgency. Weak Nationalisms explores the emotional dynamics behind that question by examining how a range of authors have attempted to answer it through nonfiction since the Second World War, revealing the complex and dynamic ways in which affects shape the literary construction of everyday experience in the United States. Douglas Dowland studies these attempts to define the nation in an eclectic selection of texts from writers such as Simone de Beauvoir, John Steinbeck, Charles Kuralt, Jane Smiley, and Sarah Vowell. Each of these texts makes use of synecdoche, and Weak Nationalisms shows how this rhetorical technique is variously driven by affects including curiosity, discontent, hopefulness, and incredulity. In exploring the function of synecdoche in the creative construction of the United States, Dowland draws attention to the evocative politics and literary richness of nationalism and connects critical literary practices to broader discussions involving affect theory and cultural representation.
Categories: Literary Criticism

American Indian Themes in Young Adult Literature

American Indian Themes in Young Adult Literature

America and Americans and Selected Nonfiction , ed . Susan Shillinglaw and Jackson J. Benson . 1966. New York : Viking Penguin , 2002 . Stensland , Anna Lee . Literature by and about the American Indian , An Annotated Bibliography ...

Author: Paulette Fairbanks Molin

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810850818

Category: Psychology

Page: 206

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American Indian Themes in Young Adult Literature analyzes characters, outlines plots, and evaluates content from a Native perspective. Teachers, librarians, parents, and young adult readers will find herein essential analytical information about literature with American Indian protagonists, narratives, and settings. This book also examines reviews of young adult publications with American Indian themes, demonstrating how too many reviewers reinforce, and even honor, stereotypical works.
Categories: Psychology