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By Brian Railsback, Michael Meyer

One of many maximum novelists of the twentieth century, John Steinbeck remains to be learn and studied in any respect degrees. This encyclopedia widely overviews his lifestyles and writings. integrated are approximately 1200 alphabetically prepared entries by means of greater than forty professional members. Entries conceal his works, significant characters, relations and contemporaries, impacts, and diverse exact issues concerning his literary occupation. a few of the entries cite works for additional analyzing, and the encyclopedia closes with a specific, common bibliography.
Known for his searing social feedback, John Steinbeck is without doubt one of the most well-liked and influential American writers of the twentieth century. His works are learn and studied in any respect degrees and feature been made into movies. And although critics and students at first came upon fault along with his greatly renowned works, he's now greatly acknowledges as a grasp of his craft. This encyclopedia offers an in depth review of his lifestyles and profession and is available to highschool scholars, undergraduates, and normal readers.
Presented are approximately 1200 alphabetically prepared entries by way of greater than forty professional participants. those entries disguise his works, significant characters, family and contemporaries, affects, and a variety of detailed themes.

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Out of his homelife, several aspects of the novelist would develop. The Steinbecks lived in a large Victorian frame house at the edge of town, and the father, who would rather have been a farmer, had a large garden and kept chickens, pigs, and a cow; besides supplying vegetables for the family, he was proud to be able to place flowers on the dining room table any time of the year. He taught all his children how to garden and brought them up to have a love and respect for animals—John was given Jill, the red pony, to take care of when he was six.

Rodgers, (Olive) Esther Steinbeck Sandburg, Carl Scardigli, Virginia Shebley, Lloyd Schulberg, Budd Sheffield, Carlton “Dook” Steinbeck, Carol Henning Steinbeck, Elaine Scott Steinbeck, Gwyndolyn Conger Steinbeck, John Ernst Steinbeck, John IV (Catbird) Steinbeck, Olive Hamilton Topical List of Entries Steinbeck, Thom Stevenson, Adlai Ewing Summers, Ella Travis, Tex Vinaver, Eugene Wagner, Edith Gilfillan Wagner, Jack Wagner, Max Whitaker, Francis White, E(lwyn). B(rooks). Literary, Political, and Cultural Influences Adams, Henry Addison, Joseph Allee, W.

Darren West, an Honors College Scholar, helped bring the book home in the last stretch. In Cullowhee, Sandra, Travis, Justin, and Cadence Railsback all helped to keep one of the coeditors sane. At Northeastern Illinois University, Gayle Orloski—a summa cum laude graduate—lent her superb editorial and computer skills to the project. At Greenwood, George Butler came up with the encyclopedia idea and endured a long wait for the book; Anne Thompson propelled the editors along; Susan Yates and her wonderful production staff made the finished book a handsome one.

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