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

Author/creator Souder, William, 1949- author.
Format Book and Print
EditionFirst edition.
Publication Info New York, NY : W. W. Norton & Company, [2020]
Descriptionxiv, 446 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Subject(s)
Contents Between the mountains and the sea. The boy no one knew ; Live, not hope to live ; The long winter ; Carol ; Crash ; Such good friends as these -- Phalanx. A unit of the greater beast ; Get me out of this sort of thing ; Take off your hat, Lennie ; The hundred-day siege ; I'll be there ; At sea -- Travels. Conceived in adventure and dedicated to progress ; A rock falls into the water ; Each book dies a real death ; The best I could do.
Abstract "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"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 373-429) and index.
Genre/formBiographies.
Genre/formBiographies.
LCCN 2020017019
ISBN9780393292268 hardcover
ISBN0393292266 hardcover
ISBNelectronic publication

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