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The novels of John Steinbeck : a critical study

Author: Howard Levant; Warren G French
Publisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press, 1974.
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Examines and asseses the novels, beginning with Cup of Gold, 1929, in terms of Steinbeck's search for an established harmony between ordering structure, either panoramic or dramatic, and his diverse  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Levant, Howard.
Novels of John Steinbeck.
Columbia : University of Missouri Press, 1974
(OCoLC)576002120
Named Person: John Steinbeck; John Steinbeck
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Howard Levant; Warren G French
ISBN: 0826201644 9780826201645 0826204244 9780826204240
OCLC Number: 1121272
Notes: "Selected works by John Steinbeck": p. [303]-304.
Description: xxii, 304 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction / Warren French --
Preface --
The first novels : Cup of gold, To a god unknown, The pastures of heaven --
The first public success : Tortilla flat --
Panorama and drama unified : In dubious battle --
The fully matured art : The grapes of wrath --
Three play-novelettes : Of mice and men, The moon is down, Burning bright --
"Is" thinking : Cannery row --
The natural parable : The pearl --
Pure allegory : The wayward bus --
Lapsed allegory : East of Eden --
Hooptedoodle : Sweet Thursday --
Jeu d'esprit : The short reign of Pippin IV --
The end of the road : The winter of our discontent --
Epilogue : Selected works by John Steinbeck.
Responsibility: Howard Levant ; with an introduction by Warren French.

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