By Barbara A. Heavilin
Celebrating the short lifetime of a tender student devoted to Steinbeck stories, this assortment gathers essays from quite a few vantage issues together with aesthetic, feminist, moral, and comparative views. integrated during this quantity are works via acclaimed poets, in addition to insightful readings of a bit recognized early brief tale and an unsuccessful novel via Steinbeck.
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The fact is that Steinbeck’s health had been fragile for the last year, including a slight stroke. It isn’t difficult to see Charley’s bladder problems as something of an inverse objective correlative for Steinbeck. As he cares for the suffering dog, Steinbeck himself seems to acquire strength. But that lay in the future, and at the outset of the journey several people, including Elizabeth Otis, tried to dissuade him. Elaine was delighted when Steinbeck asked to borrow her dog (Charley was a gift to her), since then he would have someone to look after him.
156–57) Just as Addison labors “to express his deepening sense of the complexity of the mind’s action, as it responds through time to the greatness, beauty, and novelty found in the natural world,” so Steinbeck finds 30 Barbara A. Heavilin mere words inadequate for the scene he beholds. “Lovely beyond thought”—Steinbeck thus captures elegantly the nature of the sublime. “Caught,” “trapped” by awe in the presence of great beauty, he reverses his initial impression—bathed in light, the Bad Lands have become Good Lands.
New York: The Viking Press, 1969. Youngren, William H. ” Modern Philology, Vol. 79, No. 3 (Feb. 1982), 267–83. 5 Charley, America, and Malory John Steinbeck’s Later Ethics John H. ” Wind tossed across the green speckled sea; bits of sun fitfully twisted over the knob of rock. Whether in one of the meeting rooms or walking the narrow, arthritic streets, one had opportunities for informal talk with conferees. Furthermore, the book of essays that emerged from those discussions well represented the tenor and first rate scholarship of the conference.
A John Steinbeck Reader: Essays in Honor of Stephen K. George by Barbara A. Heavilin