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A Journey Into Steinbeck's California (Large Print 16pt)

3.91  ·  Rating Details  ·  32 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
This part art book, part biography, and part travel guide offers insight into how landscapes and townscapes influenced John Steinbeck's creative process and how, in turn, his legacy has influenced modern California. Various types of readers will a...
Paperback, 458 pages
Published July 1st 2010 by ReadHowYouWant (first published January 1st 2006)
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Vanessa
Jun 16, 2011 Vanessa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2011
I stumbled upon the ArtsPlace series by chance looking for a book about Steinbeck, however now I'm so taken with the concept of this series which examines the life and work of an artist as it relates to the human and physical geography that served as their muse. Some other books in the series are on Michelangelo's Rome and Dorothy Parker's New York. Here's hoping they publish a volume about Faulkner's Mississippi.

This is a shortened biography of Steinbeck with lots of pictures and maps. It dwel
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Roaring Forties
Jul 26, 2012 Roaring Forties rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Now in its second edition, A Journey into Steinbeck’s California explores the relationship between this iconic American writer and the area he loved and that features so prominently in his work.

This original and beautifully illustrated volume explores the landscapes and townscapes of Monterey, Carmel, and Salinas, examining not only how they influenced Steinbeck’s creative process but also how Steinbeck’s legacy shapes our view of contemporary California.

Susan Shillinglaw is the resident scholar
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Tom
Nov 07, 2015 Tom rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Found this fine book in a lovely gift shop/restaurant in Cambria, Linn's Easy as Pie Cafe. Started reading it immediately and couldn't put it down. Having visited in many of the places frequented by Steinbeck, this book made me want to return and look anew for Steinbeck's spirit.

Thanks to the author for an "easy" read - well-written, with a fine sense of Steinbeck's love for the working women and men of the soil. A love that dares to describe the hardships of their struggle to survive, and take
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Stephanie
Jul 26, 2007 Stephanie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: literary-minded travelers
The author of this book lead my course in Monterey this summer--if you love John Steinbeck and are going to California, read it. You'll know more than you ever thought you could know about JS!
David Ward
A Journey Into Steinbeck's California by Susan Shillinglow (Roaring Forties Press 2006)(823.912). This volume is a travel guide to the places brought to life in Steinbeck's writings. My rating: 7/10, finished 2008.
Saschwager
Nov 29, 2015 Saschwager rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
For so many reasons: loved it!! I learned so much about Steinbeck, my #1 favorite.
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