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Shillinglaw, Susan

Works: 37 works in 173 publications in 3 languages and 10,861 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Historical fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Parables  Western fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  Political fiction  Romance fiction 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Editor, Author of introduction, Photographer, Other
Classifications: PS3537.T3234, 813.52
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Susan Shillinglaw
America and Americans, and selected nonfiction by John Steinbeck( Book )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 1,316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"There is no writer more quintessentially American than John Steinbeck. More than three decades after his death, he remains one of America's most beloved authors. Yet his nonfiction - the writings in which he spoke directly about his world - have long been overlooked. Now, in celebration of the centennial of his birth, this original collection brings together for the first time more than fifty of Steinbeck's finest essays and journalistic pieces, from his 1936 series of newspaper articles."--Jacket
An Introduction to The grapes of wrath by John Steinbeck : audio guide by Dan Stone( Recording )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, a novel about a poor family of sharecroppers who are driven from their home by drought, economic hardship, and changes in the agriculture industry during the Great Depression
Steinbeck and the environment : interdisciplinary approaches by Susan F Beegel( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Steinbeck, intellectual soulmate of pioneering ecologist Edward F. Ricketts, developed a literary vision unique for its biological holism. From his exploration of the environmental disaster in the Dust Bowl region described in The Grapes of Wrath to his voyage of scientific and spiritual discovery among near-pristine marine ecosystems recounted in Log from the Sea of Cortez, Steinbeck's entire canon probes the multiple and interlocked dimensions of his outstanding theme - that human beings and their environment are an inseparable unit. Written by scholars from various disciplines - marine biology, the social and physical sciences, environmental studies, feminist theory, history, and philosophy, as well as American literature - these essays offer a dynamic contribution to the study of Steinbeck by considering his writings from an environmental perspective. And although these writers come from different backgrounds, they find a common theme - Steinbeck blended his literary vision with a unique understanding and appreciation of the environment
The winter of our discontent by John Steinbeck( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From a swashbuckling pirate fantasy to a meditation on American morality-- two classic Steinbeck novels make their black spine debuts. In awarding John Steinbeck the 1962 Nobel Prize in Literature, the Nobel committee stated that with 'The Winter of Our Discontent, ' he had "resumed his position as an independent expounder of the truth, with an unbiased instinct for what is genuinely American." Ethan Allen Hawley, the protagonist of the novel, works as a clerk in a grocery store that his family once owned. With the decline in their status, his wife is restless, and his teenage children are hungry for the tantalizing material comforts he cannot provide. Then one day, in a moment of moral crisis, Ethan decides to take a holiday from his own scrupulous standards"--The publisher
On reading the Grapes of Wrath by Susan Shillinglaw( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Today's foremost Steinbeck scholar writes an extended meditation on the influence of The Grapes of Wrath, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of its first publication In this compelling biography of a book, Susan Shillinglaw delves into John Steinbeck's classic to explore the cultural, social, political, scientific, and creative impact of The Grapes of Wrath upon first publication, as well as its enduring legacy. First published in April 1939, Steinbeck's National Book Award-winning epic of the Great Depression chronicles the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s and the story of one Oklahoma farm family, the Joads, driven from their homestead and forced to travel west to the promised land of California. The story of their struggle remains eerily relevant in today's America and stands as a portrait of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless, "in the souls of the people.""
Beyond boundaries : rereading John Steinbeck by Susan Shillinglaw( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carol & John Steinbeck : portrait of a marriage by Susan Shillinglaw( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writer John Steinbeck's first wife, Carol Henning Steinbeck, was his creative anchor and muse. They met at Lake Tahoe in 1928, their unconventional personalities meshing in artistic synergy. Their literary milieu in 1930s California included Modernist artists and writers such as Lincoln Steffens and Joseph Campbell. This biography reveals much about the dynamic partnership that brought forth one of the great novels of the 20th century, The Grapes of Wrath
John Steinbeck : the contemporary reviews by Joseph R McElrath( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is the first to collect the critical responses of Steinbeck's generation to his many fiction and non-fiction works, as they appeared from the late 1920s onwards. The articles trace the record of Steinbeck's progress through the 1930s and go on to reflect Steinbeck's steady series of achievements through the 1960s, including his attainment of the Nobel Prize in 1967. These articles offer a means of seeing Steinbeck's writings as they were perceived by his contemporaries, whose task it was first to evaluate and interpret them for an ever-growing readership
A journey into Steinbeck's California by Susan Shillinglaw( Book )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of mice and men by John Steinbeck( Book )

17 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Guys like us, that work on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the world. They got no family. They don't belong no place ... With us it ain't like that. We got a future ... because I got you to look after me and you got me to look after you." George and Lennie are migrant American laborers --the one alert and protective and the other strong, stupid and potentially dangerous. This is the powerful story of their relationship and their dreams of finding a more stable and less lonely way of life. This edition contains notes to aid student comprehension as well as details on both the author and the period during which the novel is set
Of men and their making : the selected non-fiction of John Steinbeck by John Steinbeck( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Steinbeck : centennial reflections by American writers( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commentary by prominent American authors on the works of John Steinbeck. Contributors include playwrights Edward Albee and Arthur Miller, novelists Mary Higgins Clark, E.L. Doctorow, and Norman Mailer, along with several dozen other well-known writers
The portable Steinbeck by John Steinbeck( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It would be impossible to overstate John Steinbeck's enduring influence on American letters. Profuse with a richness of language, sly humor, and empathy for even his most flawed characters, Steinbeck's books are still widely read and deeply relevant today. The Portable Steinbeck is a grand sampling of his most important and popular works. Here are the complete novels Of Mice and Men and The Red Pony, together with self-contained excerpts from several longer novels, the text of his Nobel Prize acceptance speech, a fascinating introduction by Pascal Covici, Jr., son of Steinbeck's longtime editor, and a new introduction from leading Steinbeck scholar Susan Shillinglaw that puts Steinbeck in the context of the 21st century
Cannery row by John Steinbeck( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a segment of the underworld on the California coast near Monterey. A group of rootless men, who took jobs only as a last resort, lived contentedly in an old warehouse; nearby Dora ran her house of prostitution with business efficiency, and in his marine laboratory Doc prepared the specimens he collected along the shore. Love for Doc was the sentiment that all Cannery Row shared, and the climax was the fearful birthday party given for him
John Steinbeck's The Grapes of wrath : audio guide by Dan Stone( Recording )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes interviews, commentaries and excerpts from the novel, providing first-hand accounts of why The Grapes of Wrath remains so compelling seven decades after its initial publication. Teacher's guide contains ten lessons, each with a focus topic, discussion activities, writing exercises, and homework assignments. Also includes capstone projects, suggested essay topics, handouts with more background information, and bibliographical references. Lessons dovetail with state language arts standards required for fiction. Reader's guide includes interviews, book lists, time lines, and historical information
The grapes of wrath by John Steinbeck( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a farm family's Depression-era journey from the Dustbowl of Oklahoma to the California migrant labor camps in search of a better life
The pearl by John Steinbeck( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a Mexican folktale, this is the story of the great pearl found by a poor fisherman, the sorrow it brought to his family, and how it was lost again
Mei guo yu mei guo ren by John Steinbeck( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in Chinese and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Russian journal by John Steinbeck( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

... "Just after the Iron Curtain fell on Eastern Europe, Pulitzer Prize -- winning author John Steinbeck and acclaimed war photographer Robert Capa ventured into the Soviet Union to report for the New York Herald Tribune. This rare opportunity took the famous travelers not only to Moscow and Stalingrad -- now Volgograd -- but through the countryside of the Ukraine and the Caucasus. Hailed by the New York Times as "superb" when it first appeared in 1948, A Russian Journal is the distillation of their journey and remains a remarkable memoir and unique historical document. What they saw and movingly recorded in words and on film was what Steinbeck called "the great other side there ... [the] private life of the Russian people". Unlike other Western reporting about Russia at the time, A Russian Journal is free of ideological obsessions. Rather, Steinbeck and Capa recorded the grim realities of, factory workers, government clerks, and peasants, as they emerged from the rubble of World War II ..."--Page 4 of cover
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
America and Americans, and selected nonfiction
English (142)

Chinese (3)

Spanish (1)

Steinbeck and the environment : interdisciplinary approachesThe winter of our discontentBeyond boundaries : rereading John SteinbeckJohn Steinbeck : the contemporary reviewsA journey into Steinbeck's CaliforniaOf mice and menOf men and their making : the selected non-fiction of John SteinbeckCannery row