Search Results: "John Steinbeck"


BOOK REVIEW

OF MICE AND MEN by John Steinbeck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 26, 1936

"Steinbeck is a genius and an original."
Steinbeck refuses to allow himself to be pigeonholed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IN DUBIOUS BATTLE by John Steinbeck
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 28, 1936

"A book for those interested in Left Wing literature — and those concerned with new trends."
A far cry from Tortilla Flat, with none of the originality and sardonic humor of that delightful book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WAYWARD BUS by John Steinbeck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 17, 1946

"Because what he does well, he does so extraordinarily well, it is all the more appalling when he descends to the depths of vulgarity."
Evidently even John Steinbeck "takes a walk" now and then. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GRAPES OF WRATH by John Steinbeck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 14, 1939

"One half of dealer's orders to be filled with firsts."
This is the sort of book that stirs one so deeply that it is almost impossible to attempt to convey the impression it leaves. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 27, 1942

"Not as tight writing as Steinbeck usually does — but good reading."
Call it a propaganda film — made to order for the U. S. Army Air Forces — and sold (for the Aid Society Trust Fund) at a phenomenal figure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ACTS OF KING ARTHUR AND HIS NOBLE KNIGHTS by John Steinbeck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 22, 1976

"The present version remains an erratically charming curiosity."
"Jehan Stynebec" maintained a lifelong devotion to the 15th-century minor hoodlum and "knyght presoner, sir Thomas Malleorre," and long cherished the idea of retelling the Matter of Arthur for our time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 15, 1953

"To many who came late to the banquet, here are some they may have missed."
Literary Guild selection for October pinpoints the importance of this republication in a single volume of the shorter novels, including Tortilla Flat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PEARL by John Steinbeck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 24, 1947

"A parable, this, with no attempt to add to its simple pattern."
Steinbeck's peculiarly intense simplicity of technique is admirably displayed in this vignette — a simple, tragic tale of Mexican little people, a story retold by the pearl divers of a fishing hamlet until it has the quality of folk legend. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >