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116 books of John Steinbeck

Nobel laureate John Steinbeck's bracing from-­the-­frontlines account of World War II—­now with a new cover and introduction In 1943 John Steinbeck was on assignment for The New York Herald Tribune, writing from Italy and North Africa, and from England in the midst of the London blitz. In his dispatches he focuses on the human-­scale effect of the war, portraying everyone from the guys in a bomber crew to Bob Hope on his USO tour and even fighting alongside soldiers behind enemy lines. Taken together, these writings create an indelible portrait of life in wartime.

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SinopsisA comienzos de los años treinta, cuando el país atravesaba la Gran Depresión, una persistente sequía asoló el medio oeste de los Estados Unidos, expulsando de sus granjas a decenas de miles de campesinos que se vieron obligados a emigrar en busca de trabajo. Se calcula que cerca de ciento cincuenta mil norteamericanos vagaban por las carreteras del estado de California ofreciéndose como temporeros para la cosecha. A pesar de ser imprescindibles para llevar a cabo la recolección, eran recibidos con odio y menosprecio por los habitantes de las localidades por donde pasaban, tachados de ignorantes, sucios y portadores de enfermedades. John Steinbeck, entonces un prometedor escritor, los retrató en una serie de reportajes aparecidos en 1936 en The San Francisco News. El trabajo realizado para preparar estos artículos le permitiría publicar, poco más tarde, su novela más lograda: Las uvas de la ira. En la misma época, otra artista, la fotógrafa Dorothea Lange, fue contratada . . .

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Over seventy-­five years since its first publication, Steinbeck’s tale of commitment, loneliness, hope, and loss remains one of America’s most widely read and taught novels. An unlikely pair, George and Lennie, two migrant workers in California during the Great Depression, grasp for their American Dream. They hustle work when they can, living a hand-­to-­mouth existence. For George and Lennie have a plan: to own an acre of land and a shack they can call their own. When they land jobs on a ranch in the Salinas Valley, the fulfillment of their dream seems to be within their grasp. But even George cannot guard Lennie from the provocations, nor predict the consequences of Lennie's unswerving obedience to the things George taught him.
Of Mice and Men represents an experiment in form, which Steinbeck described as “a kind of playable novel, written in a novel form but so scened and set that it can be played as it stands.­” A rarity in American letters, it achieved remarkable success as a . . .

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A cycle of twelve loosely connected short stories typifying Steinbeck's early writing style. Each story in the text is linked to the others by setting and the appearance of the Munroes, a family that comes to live on the abandoned and seemingly cursed Battle farm in the Pastures. The text offers an in depth exploration of individual and family problems against a backdrop of farming in rural central California. Steinbeck's objective narration allows readers to enter the psyche of the characters and to judge the actions and decisions of those characters for themselves. Throughout the book, Steinbeck explores themes familiar to his later works, such as farming in rural America, the importance of landscape, human frailties, and family and marital relationships. He also delves into controversial subject matter such as mental instability and the oppression of Native Americans. He uses the fertile valley named Las Pasturas del Cielo, or the Pastures of Heaven, not simply as a backdrop, . . .

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In this masterful tale set in Norway during World War II, Steinbeck explores the effects of invasion on both the conquered and the conquerors. As he delves into the emotions of the German commander and the Norwegian traitor, and depicts the spirited patriotism of the Norwegian underground, Steinbeck uncovers profound, often unsettling truths about war—and about human nature.­Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck’s self-­described “celebration of the durability of democracy” had an extraordinary impact as Allied propaganda in Nazi-­occupied Europe. Despite Axis efforts to suppress it (in Fascist Italy, mere possession of the book was punishable by death), The Moon is Down was secretly translated into French, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Swedish, German, Italian and Russian; hundreds of thousands of copies circulated throughout Europe, making it by far the most popular piece of propaganda under the occupation. Few literary works of our time have demonstrated so triumphantly the power of . . .

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John Steinbeck’s Nobel Prize–winning tale of commitment, loneliness, hope, and loss—now an eBook enhanced with exclusive content, including an interview with James Earl Jones, for the ultimate educational experience An intimate portrait of two men who cherish the slim bond between them and the dream they share in a world marred by petty tyranny, misunderstanding, jealousy, and callousness. Clinging to each other in their loneliness and alienation, George and his simple-­minded friend Lennie dream, as drifters will, of a place to call their own—a couple of acres and a few pigs, chickens, and rabbits back in Hill Country where land is cheap. But after they come to work on a ranch in the fertile Salinas Valley of California, their hopes, like “the best laid schemes o’mice an’ men,­” begin to go awry. A rarity in American letters, Of Mice and Men achieved remarkable success as a novel, a Broadway play, and two acclaimed films. Now enhanced with additional content, Of Mice and Men: . . .

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Books of John Steinbeck