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A John Steinbeck Encyclopedia

A John Steinbeck Encyclopedia (Hardback)

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One of the greatest novelists of the 20th century, John Steinbeck continues to be read and studied at all levels. This encyclopedia extensively overviews his life and writings. Included are roughly 1200 alphabetically arranged entries by more than 40 expert contributors. Entries cover his works, major characters, family members and contemporaries, influences, and various special topics related to his literary career. Many of the entries cite works for further reading, and the encyclopedia closes with a selected, general bibliography. Known for his searing social criticism, John Steinbeck is one of the most popular and influential American writers of the 20th century. His works are read and studied at all levels and have been made into films. And though critics and scholars initially found fault with his enormously popular works, he is now widely recognizes as a master of his craft. This encyclopedia provides an extensive overview of his life and career and is accessible to high school students, undergraduates, and general readers. Presented are roughly 1200 alphabetically arranged entries by more than 40 expert contributors.

These entries cover his works, major characters, family members and contemporaries, influences, and a range of special topics.

BiographyBiography: generalBiography: literaryEssays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writersEssays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalLiterary studies: from c 1900 - Publisher: ABC-CLIO Publication Date: 01/09/2006 ISBN-13: 9780313296697  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Brian Railsback is Professor of English and founding dean of the Honors College at Western Carolina University. His previous books include Parallel Expeditions: Charles Darwin and the Art of John Steinbeck (1995).Michael J. Meyer is Adjunct Professor of English at DePaul University and Northeastern Illinois University. His essays have appeared in such journals as Steinbeck Quarterly and the Steinbeck Newsletter, and he specializes in Steinbeck bibliography. His other books include The Betrayal of Brotherhood in the Work of John Steinbeck (2000).

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