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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Ricketts, Edward Flanders, 1897-1948.
Renaissance man of Cannery Row.
Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, c2002
|Named Person:||Edward Flanders Ricketts; John Steinbeck; Edward F Ricketts|
|Material Type:||Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Edward Flanders Ricketts; Katharine A Rodger
|Description:||liv, 283 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||Editor's note --
Biographical essay --
Works cited --
|Responsibility:||edited and with an introduction by Katharine A. Rodger.|
Many of Rickett's letters discuss his studies of the Pacific littoral and his theories of "phalanx" and transcendence. Epistles to family members, often tender and humorous, add dimension and depth to Steinbeck's mythologized depictions of Ricketts." "Editor Katharine A. Rodger has enriched the correspondence with an introduction, a biographical essay, and a list of works cited. The book will be important for students of John Steinbeck and the development of 20th-century American fiction, as well as for those interested in the history of science, especially in the fields of marine biology and ecology."--BOOK JACKET.