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The Resource A political companion to John Steinbeck, edited by Cyrus Ernesto Zirakzadeh and Simon Stow

A political companion to John Steinbeck, edited by Cyrus Ernesto Zirakzadeh and Simon Stow

Label
A political companion to John Steinbeck
Title
A political companion to John Steinbeck
Statement of responsibility
edited by Cyrus Ernesto Zirakzadeh and Simon Stow
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Though he was a recipient of both the Pulitzer Prize and the Nobel Prize for Literature, American novelist John Steinbeck (1902-1968) has frequently been censored. Even in the twenty-first century, nearly ninety years after his work first appeared in print, his novels, stories, and plays still generate controversy: his 1937 book Of Mice and Men was banned in some Mississippi schools in 2002, and as recently as 2009, he made the American Library Association's annual list of most frequently challenged authors. This work examines the most contentious political aspects of the author's body of work, from his early exploration of social justice and political authority during the Great Depression to his later positions regarding domestic and international threats to American policies. Featuring contemporaneous and present-day interpretations of his novels and essays by historians, literary scholars, and political theorists, this book covers the spectrum of Steinbeck's writing, exploring everything from his place in American political culture to his seeming betrayal of his leftist principles in later years. -- From publisher's website
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
959.704/3373
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3537.T3234
LC item number
Z787 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Zirakzadeh, Cyrus Ernesto
  • Stow, Simon
Series statement
Political companions to great American authors
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  • Politics and literature
  • Steinbeck, John
Label
A political companion to John Steinbeck, edited by Cyrus Ernesto Zirakzadeh and Simon Stow
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Prologue: John Steinbeck in the 1930s: living under the gun / Rick Wartzman -- Introduction: the dangerous ambivalence of John Steinbeck / Simon Stow -- Revolutionary conservative, conservative revolutionary? John Steinbeck and The grapes of wrath / Cyrus Ernesto Zirakzadeh -- Star signals: John Steinbeck in the American protest literature tradition / Zoe Trodd -- The novelist as playwright: adaptation, politics, and the plays of John Steinbeck / Donna Kornhaber -- Steinbeck and the tragedy of progress / Adrienne Akins Warfield -- Group man and the limits of working-class politics: the political vision of Steinbeck's In dubious battle / Charles Williams -- The indifference of nature and the cruelty of wealth / Michael T. Gibbons -- "The technique of building worlds": exodian nation formation in John Steinbeck's The grapes of wrath / Roxanne Harde -- Focusing on the migrant: the contextualization of Dorothea Lange's photographs of the John Steinbeck Committee / James R. Swenson -- Participatory parables: cinema, social action, and Steinbeck's Mexican dilemma / Marijane Osborn -- "Not afraid of being heroic": Bruce Springsteen's John Steinbeck / Lauren Onkey -- Retelling an American political tale: a comparison of literary, cinematic, and musical versions of The grapes of wrath / Cyrus Ernesto Zirakzadeh -- Patriotic ironies: John Steinbeck's wartime service to his country / Mimi R. Gladstein and James H. Meredith -- John Steinbeck's shifting view of America: from Travels with Charley to America and Americans / Robert S. Hughes -- "Can you honestly love a dishonest thing?" The tragic patriotism of The winter of our discontent / Simon Stow
Control code
818735103
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
373 pages
Isbn
9780813142029
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013003757
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other control number
40022472247
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)818735103
Label
A political companion to John Steinbeck, edited by Cyrus Ernesto Zirakzadeh and Simon Stow
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Prologue: John Steinbeck in the 1930s: living under the gun / Rick Wartzman -- Introduction: the dangerous ambivalence of John Steinbeck / Simon Stow -- Revolutionary conservative, conservative revolutionary? John Steinbeck and The grapes of wrath / Cyrus Ernesto Zirakzadeh -- Star signals: John Steinbeck in the American protest literature tradition / Zoe Trodd -- The novelist as playwright: adaptation, politics, and the plays of John Steinbeck / Donna Kornhaber -- Steinbeck and the tragedy of progress / Adrienne Akins Warfield -- Group man and the limits of working-class politics: the political vision of Steinbeck's In dubious battle / Charles Williams -- The indifference of nature and the cruelty of wealth / Michael T. Gibbons -- "The technique of building worlds": exodian nation formation in John Steinbeck's The grapes of wrath / Roxanne Harde -- Focusing on the migrant: the contextualization of Dorothea Lange's photographs of the John Steinbeck Committee / James R. Swenson -- Participatory parables: cinema, social action, and Steinbeck's Mexican dilemma / Marijane Osborn -- "Not afraid of being heroic": Bruce Springsteen's John Steinbeck / Lauren Onkey -- Retelling an American political tale: a comparison of literary, cinematic, and musical versions of The grapes of wrath / Cyrus Ernesto Zirakzadeh -- Patriotic ironies: John Steinbeck's wartime service to his country / Mimi R. Gladstein and James H. Meredith -- John Steinbeck's shifting view of America: from Travels with Charley to America and Americans / Robert S. Hughes -- "Can you honestly love a dishonest thing?" The tragic patriotism of The winter of our discontent / Simon Stow
Control code
818735103
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
373 pages
Isbn
9780813142029
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013003757
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other control number
40022472247
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)818735103

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