Tortilla Flat

Tortilla Flat
Author: John Steinbeck
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781101659830
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Release: 1997-06-01
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Adopting the structure and themes of the Arthurian legend, John Steinbeck created a “Camelot” on a shabby hillside above the town of Monterey, California, and peopled it with a colorful band of knights. At the center of the tale is Danny, whose house, like Arthur’s castle, becomes a gathering place for men looking for adventure, camaraderie, and a sense of belonging—men who fiercely resist the corrupting tide of honest toil and civil rectitude. As Nobel Prize winner Steinbeck chronicles their deeds—their multiple lovers, their wonderful brawls, their Rabelaisian wine-drinking—he spins a tale as compelling and ultimately as touched by sorrow as the famous legends of the Round Table, which inspired him.

Tortilla Flat

Tortilla Flat
Author: John Steinbeck
Pages: 207
ISBN: 0140042407
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Release: 1986
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Danny, a mule skinner during the First World War, returns to Tortilla Flat to enjoy the carefree and amoral life of the paisano

John Steinbeck s Tortilla Flat The main characters and their relation with the American Dream

John Steinbeck s  Tortilla Flat   The main characters and their relation with the American Dream
Author: Anne-Karen Fischer
Pages: 15
ISBN: 9783668694521
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Release: 2018-05-01
Editor: GRIN Verlag
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Seminar paper from the year 2008 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: 2,0, University of Constance, course: Proseminar, language: English, abstract: Many literary works deal with the positive and negative aspects of the American dream. One of these literary works which deals with the negative aspects of the American dream is "Tortilla Flat" by John Steinbeck. The book is about a group of societal marginal figures, which do not have any interest in becoming rich and famous and they take their life as it comes. For them, friendship and freedom are more important than wealth and therefore they represent the counterpart of the American dream. But there are also characters in the book, which believe in the American dream and who strive for wealth and reputation. That is why "Tortilla Flat" provides a good contrast of the proponents and opponents of the American dream. In this research paper I will analyse the main characters of “Tortilla Flat” and compare them to the American dream. First of all I will explain what the American dream really is. Afterwards I will give a short summary of the plot of the book and an overview of the historical background. Then I will show the western frontier in the book, which is also part of the American dream. After that I will analyse the main characters of "Tortilla Flat": Women, Torelli and the paisanos. Finally I will give a short conclusion.

Tortilla Flat

Tortilla Flat
Author: John Steinbeck,Esther Menon
Pages: 247
ISBN: 0582461502
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Release: 2001
Editor: Longman Schools Division (a Pearson Education Company)
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Danny is a paisano, descended from the Spanish settlers who arrived in California centuries before. He is quick to offer shelter to his fellow gentlemen when he suddenly inherits two houses, until he tires of his responsibilities and disappears.

Short Novels Tortilla Flat The Red Pony Of Mice and Men The Moon is Down Cannery Row The Pearl

Short Novels  Tortilla Flat  The Red Pony  Of Mice and Men  The Moon is Down  Cannery Row  The Pearl
Author: John Steinbeck
Pages: 407
ISBN: STANFORD:36105002415953
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Release: 1953
Editor: New York : Viking Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the tale of commitment, loneliness and hope in Of Mice and Men, to the tough yet charming portrait of people on the margins of society in Cannery Row, to The Pearl's examination of the fallacy of the American dream, Steinbeck stories of realism, that were imbued with energy and resilience.

The Tortilla Curtain

The Tortilla Curtain
Author: T. C. Boyle
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781408826768
Available:
Release: 2011-07-04
Editor: A&C Black
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When Delaney Mossbacher knocks down a Mexican pedestrian, he neither reports the accident nor takes his victim to hospital. Instead the man accepts $20 and limps back to poverty and his pregnant 17-year-old wife, leaving Delaney to return to his privileged life in California. But these two men are fated against each other, as Delaney attempts to clear the land of the illegal immigrants who he thinks are turning his state park into a ghetto, and a boiling pot of racism and prejudice threatens to spill over.

Conversations with John Steinbeck

Conversations with John Steinbeck
Author: John Steinbeck
Pages: 116
ISBN: 0878053603
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Release: 1988
Editor: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Gathers interviews with Steinbeck from each period in his career and offers a brief profile on his life and accomplishments

Critical Companion to John Steinbeck

Critical Companion to John Steinbeck
Author: Jeffrey D. Schultz,Luchen Li
Pages: 417
ISBN: 9781438108506
Available:
Release: 2005
Editor: Infobase Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Celebrates the American writer who in his works confronted and explored the social fabric of the United States in the early 20th century. More than 500 entries include synopses of his novels, short stories, and nonfiction; descriptions of his characters, details about family, friends, and associates.

Steinbeck in Vietnam

Steinbeck in Vietnam
Author: John Steinbeck
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780813932705
Available:
Release: 2012-03-29
Editor: University of Virginia Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Although his career continued for almost three decades after the 1939 publication of The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck is still most closely associated with his Depression-era works of social struggle. But from Pearl Harbor on, he often wrote passionate accounts of America’s wars based on his own firsthand experience. Vietnam was no exception. Thomas E. Barden’s Steinbeck in Vietnam offers for the first time a complete collection of the dispatches Steinbeck wrote as a war correspondent for Newsday. Rejected by the military because of his reputation as a subversive, and reticent to document the war officially for the Johnson administration, Steinbeck saw in Newsday a unique opportunity to put his skills to use. Between December 1966 and May 1967, the sixty-four-year-old Steinbeck toured the major combat areas of South Vietnam and traveled to the north of Thailand and into Laos, documenting his experiences in a series of columns titled Letters to Alicia, in reference to Newsday publisher Harry F. Guggenheim’s deceased wife. His columns were controversial, coming at a time when opposition to the conflict was growing and even ardent supporters were beginning to question its course. As he dared to go into the field, rode in helicopter gunships, and even fired artillery pieces, many detractors called him a warmonger and worse. Readers today might be surprised that the celebrated author would risk his literary reputation to document such a divisive war, particularly at the end of his career. Drawing on four primary-source archives—the Steinbeck collection at Princeton, the Papers of Harry F. Guggenheim at the Library of Congress, the Pierpont Morgan Library’s Steinbeck holdings, and the archives of Newsday—Barden’s collection brings together the last published writings of this American author of enduring national and international stature. In addition to offering a definitive edition of these essays, Barden includes extensive notes as well as an introduction that provides background on the essays themselves, the military situation, the social context of the 1960s, and Steinbeck’s personal and political attitudes at the time.

John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck
Author: Linda Wagner-Martin
Pages: 183
ISBN: 9781137553829
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Release: 2017-03-15
Editor: Springer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book aims to both describe and analyze the way Steinbeck learned the writing craft. It begins with his immersion in the short story, some years after he stopped attending Stanford University. Aside from a weak first novel, his professional writing career began with the publication in 1932 of The Pastures of Heaven, stories set in the Salinas Valley and dedicated to his parents. From that book he wrote truly commanding stories such as The Red Pony. Intermixed with Steinbeck’s journalism about California’s labor difficulties, his writing skill led to his 1930 masterpieces, Of Mice and Men, In Dubious Battle, and The Grapes of Wrath. The latter novel, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1940, led eventually to his being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962. He continued producing such wide-ranging works as The Pearl, East of Eden, The Winter of Our Discontent, and Travels with Charley up to just a few months before his death in 1968.

John Steinbeck s Tortilla Flat

John Steinbeck s Tortilla Flat
Author: Jack Kirkland
Pages: 8
ISBN: OCLC:38660764
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Release: 1937
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Cannery Row

Cannery Row
Author: John Steinbeck
Pages: 181
ISBN: 9780735254312
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Release: 2020-02-11
Editor: McClelland & Stewart
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this tough yet charming portrait of people on the margins of society, Steinbeck focuses on the acceptance of life as it is—both the exuberance of community and the loneliness of the individual. Drawing on his memories of friends in Monterey, California, he interweaves the stories of Lee, Doc, and Mack, the inhabitants of Cannery Row. What results is a procession of linked vignettes and a novel that is at once Steinbeck’s most humorous and poignant works, filled with human warmth, camaraderie, and love. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Mad at the World A Life of John Steinbeck

Mad at the World  A Life of John Steinbeck
Author: William Souder
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9780393292275
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Release: 2020-10-13
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A resonant biography of America’s most celebrated novelist of the Great Depression. The first full-length biography of the Nobel laureate to appear in a quarter century, Mad at the World illuminates what has made the work of John Steinbeck an enduring part of the literary canon: his capacity for empathy. Pulitzer Prize finalist William Souder explores Steinbeck’s long apprenticeship as a writer struggling through the depths of the Great Depression, and his rise to greatness with masterpieces such as The Red Pony, Of Mice and Men, and The Grapes of Wrath. Angered by the plight of the Dust Bowl migrants who were starving even as they toiled to harvest California’s limitless bounty, fascinated by the guileless decency of the downtrodden denizens of Cannery Row, and appalled by the country’s refusal to recognize the humanity common to all of its citizens, Steinbeck took a stand against social injustice—paradoxically given his inherent misanthropy—setting him apart from the writers of the so-called "lost generation." A man by turns quick-tempered, compassionate, and ultimately brilliant, Steinbeck could be a difficult person to like. Obsessed with privacy, he was mistrustful of people. Next to writing, his favorite things were drinking and womanizing and getting married, which he did three times. And while he claimed indifference about success, his mid-career books and movie deals made him a lot of money—which passed through his hands as quickly as it came in. And yet Steinbeck also took aim at the corrosiveness of power, the perils of income inequality, and the urgency of ecological collapse, all of which drive public debate to this day. Steinbeck remains our great social realist novelist, the writer who gave the dispossessed and the disenfranchised a voice in American life and letters. Eloquent, nuanced, and deeply researched, Mad at the World captures the full measure of the man and his work.

A Journey into Steinbeck s California

A Journey into Steinbeck s California
Author: Susan Shillinglaw
Pages: 222
ISBN: 9780984625482
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Release: 2011-09-15
Editor: Roaring Forties Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This part art book, part biography, and part travel guide offers insight into how landscapes and townscapes influenced John Steinbeck's creative process and how, in turn, his legacy has influenced modern California. Various types of readers will appreciate the information in this guide—literary pilgrims will learn more about the state featured so prominently in Steinbeck's work, tourists can visit the same buildings that he lived in and wrote about, and historians will appreciate the engrossing perspective on daily life in early and mid 20th-century California. Offering an entirely new perspective on Steinbeck and the people and places that he brought to life in his writing, this edition includes a wonderful variety of photographs, sketches, and paintings, including some from private, rarely seen collections. With a new preface from the author, updated details on featured websites, a new discussion on Steinbeck’s ecological interests and activities, and an extended exploration of his many travels to Mexico, readers will find delight in this depiction of the symbiotic relationship between an author and his favorite places.

Round Is a Tortilla

Round Is a Tortilla
Author: Roseanne Greenfield Thong
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9781452139333
Available:
Release: 2014-02-25
Editor: Chronicle Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this lively picture book, children discover a world of shapes all around them: rectangles are ice-cream carts and stone metates, triangles are slices of watermelon and quesadillas. Many of the featured objects are Latino in origin, and all are universal in appeal. With rich, boisterous illustrations, a fun-to-read rhyming text, and an informative glossary, this playful concept book will reinforce the shapes found in every child's day! Plus, this is the fixed format version, which will look almost identical to the print version. Additionally for devices that support audio, this ebook includes a read-along setting.

Sudoku Genius Mind Exercises Volume 1

Sudoku Genius Mind Exercises Volume 1
Author: Tortilla Flat State of Mind Collection
Pages: 108
ISBN: 170884810X
Available:
Release: 2019-11-16
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Sudoku Genius Mind Exercises, Volume 1: Tortilla Flat, Arizona State of Mind Collection Description: 5x8 expertly bound book with 106 pages of simple to extreme Sudoku puzzles (solutions included!). All Book covers are designed by Coco Piracci -- they're collectable editions. Great for you or as a gift. Kids, teens, adults and seniors all love doing Sudoku. In Volume 1 of Sudoku Genius Mind Exercises: Tortilla Flat, Arizona State of Mind Collection, you have enough Sudoku puzzles for a whole month - one Sudoku a day! When you're done, get Volume 2. Once you start doing Sudoku puzzles, you'll never want to stop. And there's a good reason why! Just like physical exercise, your mind requires training too! Here are the marvelous advantages of playing Sudoku: Improves your memory: Your memory and logic are fully activated when you are playing Sudoku. We use our memory to remember numbers we are considering, and we use logic to figure out the potential answer in the next blank. Stimulates your mind: Playing Sudoku trains your logical thinking processing. It also helps you improve your numeracy skills. Reduces your chances of developing neurodegenerative diseases: Playing Sudoku keeps your brain stimulated. Improves your decision-making skills: Not only is playing Sudoku exciting, but it helps you learn how to make a decision and take action with less hesitation. Increases your concentration skills: Sudoku requires players to evaluate strategically and solve obstacles creatively. If you get interrupted in the middle of solving a puzzle, you'll have to restart the whole thinking process again, which helps you to develop your concentration and re-focusing skills. Feel Satisfied! Sudoku gives you a sense of fulfillment when you can solve a puzzle, especially if the puzzle is a difficult one. By playing Sudoku daily, you'll learn how to solve puzzles faster and eventually advance to harder levels. Exercise your mind, and you will become more content and smarter too! From now on, play Sudoku every day. Note: We specialize in local publishing. We have many Sudoku Genius volumes available and other great books too! For additional Sudoku book editions, Search for: Sudoku Genius Mind Exercises: Tortilla Flat, Arizona State of Mind Collection To view our full range of books for Tortilla Flat, Arizona search for: Tortilla Flat, Arizona State of Mind Collection

Tortilla Flat

Tortilla Flat
Author: John Steinbeck (Schriftsteller, USA)
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:747093366
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Release: 1937
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Studies in Fiction

Studies in Fiction
Author: S.D. Sharma
Pages: 360
ISBN: 8126902078
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Release: 2003
Editor: Atlantic Publishers & Dist
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Studies In Fiction Deals With George Orwell, John Steinbeck, Thomas Love Peacock, Anita Desai, Jerome David Salinger, Thomas Hardy, Charles Dickens, Mrs. Elizabeth Gaskell, Anthony Trollope, W.M. Thackeray, George Eliot, Walker Percy And George Meredith In Addition To A Number Of Other Novelists. The Chapters Based On These Novelists Thoroughly And Conclusively Analyse And Summarise Only Those Aspects Which Form The Central Part Of The Modern Criticism. Novels Chosen For Discussion, Too, Are Those Which Usually Have A Scholarly Tradition Of Criticism. The Early As Well As The Late Victorian Fiction Has Been Re-Interpreted In The Light Of Uniformitarianism, Naturalism Newtorism And Darwinism.

Tortilla Flat

 Tortilla Flat
Author: Jack Kirkland
Pages: 240
ISBN: OCLC:44274474
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Release: 1938
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Study Guide to Steinbeck

A Study Guide to Steinbeck
Author: Tetsumaro Hayashi
Pages: 316
ISBN: UOM:39015000146244
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Release: 1974
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Essays provide background information, summaries, criticism and bibliographies for Steinbeck's works and are accompanied by discussion questions and suggested topics for research papers