Rediscovering Steinbeck revisionist views of his art, politics, and intellect

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Published by E. Mellen Press in Lewiston N.Y .

Written in English

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  • Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968 -- Criticism and interpretation

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Includes bibliographical references.

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Statementedited by Cliff Lewis and Carroll Britch.
SeriesStudies in American literature ;, v. 3, Studies in American literature (Lewiston, N.Y.) ;, v. 3.
ContributionsLewis, Cliff., Britch, Carroll.
LC ClassificationsPS3537.T3234 Z857 1989
The Physical Object
Pagination277 p. ;
Number of Pages277
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2211932M
ISBN 100889461694, 088946166X
LC Control Number89034694

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– Lewiston, N.Y. ­JOHN STEINBECK was an American author of over fifty works, including novels, non-fiction works, and short story collections, who won the Nobel Prize in Literature.

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This World Book Society reprint has no publishing date. It was published with permission of William Heinemann, the British publisher, and would likely have been released after As Heinemann was also the Canadian distributor, this would appear to be the second Canadian edition.

The book includes a two-page glossary of American slang. Tortilla Flat was the book that made John Steinbeck’s name – and his fortune. By the time it was published in Mayhe’d managed to publish four other books, but they had been poorly.

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