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John Steinbeck's Fiction Revisited (Twayne's United States Authors Series)

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Of the many ways cultures have to socialize the young, western cultures have relied heavily on books to transmit certain social values and to cast aspersions on others. In her new study, American Children's Literature and the Construction of Childhood, author Gail S. Murray argues that the meaning of childhood is socially constructed and that its meaning has changed over ...more
ebook, 164 pages
Published June 25th 2010 by Twayne Publishers (first published June 8th 1994)
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Jan 12, 2014 Shane rated it really liked it
This book covers the career of Steinbeck, not necessarily his personal life, and is a thorough dissection of each of his works, with pauses to recognize the notable milestones of success and disappointment that even a Nobel laureate has to contend with.

After a string of minor works (his first three novels were remaindered as each publisher went bankrupt!) Steinbeck won national attention with Tortilla Flat in 1935, followed shortly by Of Mice and Men in 1937, and his masterpiece The Grapes of Wr
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