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Carol and John Steinbeck: Portrait of a Marriage

Carol and John Steinbeck: Portrait of a Marriage (Hardback)

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Carol Henning Steinbeck, writer John Steinbeck's first wife, was his creative anchor, the inspiration for his great work of the 1930s, culminating in The Grapes of Wrath. When they met at Lake Tahoe in 1928, their attachment was immediate, their personalities meshing in creative synergy. Carol was unconventional, artistic, and compelling. During the formative years of Steinbeck's career, when they lived in San Francisco, Pacific Grove, and Los Gatos, their modernist circle included Ed Ricketts, Joseph Campbell, and Lincoln Steffens. In many ways Carol's story is all too familiar: a creative and intelligent woman subsumes her own life and work into those of her husband. Together, they brought forth one of the enduring novels of the twentieth century.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers Publisher: University of Nevada Press Publication Date: 20/10/2013 ISBN-13: 9780874179309  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Susan Shillinglaw, professor of English at San Jose State University, USA directed the Center for Steinbeck Studies there from 1987 to 2005. Her published works include A Journey into Steinbeck's California and introductions to The Portable Steinbeck and other Penguin Classic editions. She is currently scholar in residence at the National Steinbeck Center in Salinas, USA.

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