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The betrayal of brotherhood in the work of John Steinbeck

Author: Michael J Meyer
Publisher: Lewiston [N.Y.] : Edwin Mellen Press, 2000.
Series: Studies in American literature (Lewiston, N.Y.), v. 33.
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This work contains a collection of essays that explore Steinbeck's preoccupation with the story of Cain and Abel. It addresses the issue of how, for Steinbeck, the story of sibling rivalry reflects a  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Betrayal of brotherhood in the work of John Steinbeck.
Lewiston [N.Y.] : Edwin Mellen Press, 2000
(OCoLC)606359518
Named Person: John Steinbeck; John Steinbeck; Cain, (Biblical figure); Abel, (Biblical figure); John Steinbeck; John Steinbeck; Abel, (Biblical figure); Cain, (Biblical figure); John Steinbeck
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael J Meyer
ISBN: 0773478353 9780773478350
OCLC Number: 42780453
Description: ix, 572 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part 1: shaping Cain and Abel, Meyer; from other to brother, McCarthy; Steinbeck as fabulist, Jones; Adam's wound, Steinbeck IV. Part 2: "am I my brother's keeper?" fathers, brothers and wives in Steinbeck's "To a God Unknown", Werlock; "The Pastures of Heaven" - agrarianism and the emergent middle class, Mann; the evil other and the migrant movement - Cain sign in "In Dubious Battle", Cassuto; overcome by Cain - human nature's inner battle in Steinbeck's "Strike" novel, Busch; "Of Mice and Men" - a story of innocence retained, McEntyre; "Of Mice and Men" - John Steinbeck's parable of the curse of Cain, Goldhurst; a fugitive upon the earth - Tom Joad and the myth of Cain, Shaw; between inaction and immoral action - Tom Joad's self-definition, Barry; dual duality - Kino as Cain "and" Abel in "The Pearl", Syed; raising Cain - Steinbeck's "The Red Pony" and the reversal of biblical myth, Etheridge; the "Bright" failure - what shall we make of chaos?, Railsback; fathers and sons in "East of Eden", Ouderkirk; friendly fire - Steinbeck's "East of Eden", Gladstein; endless possibilities - the significance of "Nomos" in Steinbeck's "East of Eden", Meyer; the dissolution of the curse of Cain in "East of Eden", Bragg; John Steinbeck's "Viva Zapata!" and the curse of Cain, Yarmus; relation, vision and tracking the Welsh rats in "East of Eden" and "The Winter of Our Discontent", Burningham; citizen Cain - Hawley's double identity in "The Winter of Our Discontent", Meyer; judge, observer, prophet - the American Cain and Steinbeck's shifting perspective, Heavlin; "we are Cain's children" - towards a newer testament, Ditsky.
Series Title: Studies in American literature (Lewiston, N.Y.), v. 33.
Responsibility: edited by Michael J. Meyer.

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