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The Resource Mad at the world : a life of John Steinbeck, William Souder

Mad at the world : a life of John Steinbeck, William Souder

Label
Mad at the world : a life of John Steinbeck
Title
Mad at the world
Title remainder
a life of John Steinbeck
Statement of responsibility
William Souder
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A biography of one of America's most popular and misunderstood authors, John Steinbeck. This first full-length biography of the Nobel Laureate to appear in a quarter century explores John Steinbeck's long apprenticeship as a writer struggling through the depths of the Great Depression, and his rise to greatness with masterpieces such as The Red Pony, Of Mice and Men, and The Grapes of Wrath. His most poignant and evocative writing emerged in his sympathy for the Okies fleeing the dust storms of the Midwest, the migrant workers toiling in California's fields, and the laborers on Cannery Row, reflecting a social engagement--paradoxical for all of his natural misanthropy--radically different from the writers of the so-called Lost Generation. A man by turns quick-tempered, contrary, compassionate, and ultimately brilliant, Steinbeck took aim at the corrosiveness of power, the perils of income inequality, and the growing urgency of ecological collapse, all of which drive fierce public debate to this day"--
Tone
Writing style
Award
Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography, 2020.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10925954
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Souder, William
Dewey number
  • 813/.52
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3537.T3234
LC item number
Z86676 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Steinbeck, John
  • Novelists, American
  • Steinbeck, John
  • Novelists, American
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary Figures
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
  • HISTORY / United States / State & Local / West (AK, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, UT, WY)
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a life of John Steinbeck
Label
Mad at the world : a life of John Steinbeck, William Souder
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 373-429) 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
Between the mountains and the sea. The boy no one knew ; Live, not hope to live ; The long winter ; Carol ; Crash ; Such good friends as these -- Phalanx. A unit of the greater beast ; Get me out of this sort of thing ; Take off your hat, Lennie ; The hundred-day siege ; I'll be there ; At sea -- Travels. Conceived in adventure and dedicated to progress ; A rock falls into the water ; Each book dies a real death ; The best I could do
Control code
on1137813905
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 446 pages
Isbn
9780393292268
Lccn
2020017019
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
99986004460
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1137813905
Label
Mad at the world : a life of John Steinbeck, William Souder
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 373-429) 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
Between the mountains and the sea. The boy no one knew ; Live, not hope to live ; The long winter ; Carol ; Crash ; Such good friends as these -- Phalanx. A unit of the greater beast ; Get me out of this sort of thing ; Take off your hat, Lennie ; The hundred-day siege ; I'll be there ; At sea -- Travels. Conceived in adventure and dedicated to progress ; A rock falls into the water ; Each book dies a real death ; The best I could do
Control code
on1137813905
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 446 pages
Isbn
9780393292268
Lccn
2020017019
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
99986004460
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1137813905

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