Search Results: "John Steinbeck"


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SWEET THURSDAY by John Steinbeck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 11, 1954

"But meantime- welcome back to Cannery Row."
Perhaps Cannery Row was not top Steinbeck, but I loved it, and the characters live today as vividly as when I first met them in his pages, ten years ago. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 20, 1969

"And considering the impact of the late novelist's Joads compared with the forgettable Trasks and Hamiltons, therein might lie a shade of moral."
What amounts to a working journal affixed to the pages of the first draft of East of Eden (1952) in the form of letters addressed to Steinbeck's editor, the late Pascal Covici. Read full book review >

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THE LOG FROM THE SEA OF CORTEZ by John Steinbeck
NON-FICTION
Released: June 15, 1951

"Ricketts died three years ago and this edition carries a recently written profile tribute by Steinbeck."
This is to announce a re-issue of the beautiful book, originally published in 1941, of an expedition made to the Gulf of California by Ed Ricketts, a biologist, and the novelist. Read full book review >

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TORTILLA FLAT by John Steinbeck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 28, 1935

"Some one of the staff should read it, surely."
An utterly unprecedented sort of book, and hard to analyze in its unique charm. Read full book review >

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EAST OF EDEN by John Steinbeck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 19, 1952

"But John Steinbeck, the philosopher, dominates his material and brings it into sharply moral focus."
Tremendous in scope- tremendous in depth of penetration- and as different a Steinbeck as the Steinbeck of Burning Bright was from the Steinbeck of Grates of th. Read full book review >

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THE LONG VALLEY by John Steinbeck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 19, 1938

"A book for the Steinbeck followers, a growing market, and for anyone who likes short stories at their best."
Any collection of short stories which rates a "Must Book" classification is on the face of it exceptional. Read full book review >

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A RUSSIAN JOURNAL by Robert Capa
Released: April 16, 1948

"The text of the book is about double the text that appeared in syndicated columns, but the deletions were for space not policy."
For a human picture of what life is like in Russia, as reported by a good observer and a perceptive photographer, A Russian Journal will help Americans know the Russians as people like themselves. Read full book review >

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ONCE THERE WAS A WAR by Mark Bowden
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 17, 1958

"Good journalism, yes, but good literature as well."
Steinbeck's war dispatches were memorable, not perhaps for their historical value as a record but because of the vivid personal angle, the human bits, the vitality of capturing the feel of the war as seen on a troopship, in an airbase in England, behind the lines, and so on. Read full book review >

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STEINBECK IN VIETNAM by John Steinbeck
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 19, 2012

"Sometimes Steinbeckian in texture and bite, but often tone-deaf, tendentious and surpassingly sad."
A collection of the pro-war pieces filed from Southeast Asia for Newsday by the Nobel laureate not long before his death. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 4, 2002

"More than his familiar, iconic fiction, this collection conveys a real sense of one of our best—and best-loved—writers."
February of next year is the centennial of Steinbeck's birth and, along with new Penguin editions of six of his novels, Viking is offering up this collection from the other, lesser-known, side of his career. Read full book review >

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THE MOON IS DOWN by John Steinbeck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 6, 1942

"An extraordinary achievement."
This seems a simple — almost an obvious book — until its overtones and undertones begin to do their deadly work. Read full book review >

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Released: April 14, 1989

"Admirably compiled and annotated by DeMott, and a must for Steinbeck fans, this is an otherwise modest literary treat."
A pleasant trove of work notes released to coincide with the 50th anniversary of The Grapes of Wrath. Read full book review >