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

3.74 of 5 stars 3.74  ·  rating details  ·  23 ratings  ·  4 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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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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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
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.
Jul 26, 2007 Stephanie rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  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!
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