The Essential Criticism of John Steinbeck s of Mice and Men

The Essential Criticism of John Steinbeck s of Mice and Men Author Michael J. Meyer
ISBN-10 9780810867345
Release 2009-04-23
Pages 364
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First published in 1937, Of Mice and Men has been a staple of American literature ever since. Divided by decade, The Essential Criticism of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men provides an overview of criticism over the 70 years the book has been in print. Michael J. Meyer has assembled significant articles and book excerpts from critics and reviewers, citing the early book reviews and highlighting some of the most significant essays. While not all critical studies are included, those assessments not present in the text are evaluated by summaries and their bibliographic citations are given. The essays express various critical approaches, including those that criticize the book and examine what some consider the book's flaws. Ideal for research work at all levels, this volume collects in one place the most significant contributions to the study of the novel, making it a welcome addition to the canon of Steinbeck criticism.



Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men Author John Steinbeck
ISBN-10 0140186425
Release 1963
Pages 105
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The tragic story of the friendship between two migrant workers, George and mentally retarded Lenny, and their dream of owning a farm



The Short Novels of John Steinbeck

The Short Novels of John Steinbeck Author Jackson J. Benson
ISBN-10 0822309947
Release 1990
Pages 349
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The Grapes of Wrath is generally considered Steinbeck's masterpiece, but the short novel was the form he most frequently turned to and most consciously theorized about, and with constant experimentation he made the form his own. Much of the best—and the worst—of his writing appears in his short novels. This collection reviews what has been categorized as the “good” and the “bad,” looking beyond the careless labeling that has characterized a great deal of the commentary on Steinbeck's writing to the true strengths and weaknesses of the works. The contributors demonstrate that even in the short novels that are most often criticized, there is more depth and sophistication than has generally been acknowledged. The essays examine the six most popular short novels—Tortilla Flat, The Red Pony, Of Mice and Men, The Moon Is Down, Cannery Row, and The Pearl—in addition to the three usually thought of as less successful—Burning Bright, Sweet Thursday, and The Short Reign of Pippin IV. Because most of Steinbeck's short novels were adapted and presented as plays or screenplays, many of the essays deal with dramatic or film versions of the short novels as well as with the fiction. The collection concludes with a comprehensive checklist of criticism of the short novels. Contributors. Richard Astro, Jackson J. Benson, Carroll Britch, John Ditsky, Joseph Fontenrose, Warren French, Robert Gentry, Mimi Reisel Gladstein, William Goldhurst, Tetsumaro Hayashi, Robert S. Hughes Jr., Howard Levant, Clifford Lewis, Peter Lisca, Anne Loftis, Charles R. Metzger, Michael J. Meyer, Robert E. Morsberger, Louis Owens, Roy S. Simmonds, Mark Spilka, John Timmerman



Von M usen und Menschen

Von M  usen und Menschen Author John Steinbeck
ISBN-10 3423142111
Release 2012
Pages 126
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Der bärenstarke, aber geistig zurückgebliebene Lennie zieht mit George durchs Land, um sich als Erntehelfer eine paar Dollar zu verdienen. Ihr grosser Traum ist es, sich auf einer eigenen Farm zur Ruhe zu setzen und Kaninchen zu züchten. Doch Lennies Bedürfnis, junge Hunde, Mäuse und andere kleine Tiere zu "streicheln", bringt die beiden in Schwierigkeiten. Auf der Suche nach neuen Jobs verflucht George seinen Gefährten Lennie, bringt es aber nicht übers Herz, ihn alleine zu lassen. Als Lennie beginnt, die Frau des Gutsbesitzers zu "streicheln", ist das Unheil vorprogrammiert.



John Steinbeck s Of Mice and Men

John Steinbeck s Of Mice and Men Author Harold Bloom
ISBN-10 9780791085813
Release 2006-01-01
Pages 134
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An overview of the work features a biographical sketch of the author, a list of characters, a summary of the plot, and critical and analytical views of the work.



Of mice and men

Of mice and men Author John Steinbeck
ISBN-10 3125353106
Release 1981
Pages 96
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Of Mice and Men and The Moon Is Down

Of Mice and Men and The Moon Is Down Author John Steinbeck
ISBN-10 9781101429396
Release 2010-04-27
Pages 240
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Two devastating short novels adapted for the stage by Steinbeck himself This Penguin Classics edition celebrates Steinbeck’s dramatic adaptations of his most powerful short novels, Of Mice and Men and The Moon Is Down, featuring a foreword by award-winning actor James Earl Jones. Of Mice and Men represents an experiment in form – as Steinbeck put it, “a kind of playable novel, written in novel form but so scened and set that it can be played as it stands.” A rarity in American letters, it achieved remarkable success as a novel, a Broadway play, and three acclaimed films. Of Mice and Men received the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play in 1937-1938. A number of acclaimed actors have interpreted the iconic roles of George and Lennie for stage and screen, including James Earl Jones, John Malkovich and Gary Sinise. The Moon Is Down uncovers profound, often unsettling truths about war and human nature. It tells the story of a peaceable town taken by enemy troops, and had an extraordinary impact as Allied propaganda in Nazi-occupied Europe. This Penguin Classics edition of the theatrical adaptations of Steinbeck’s two classic short novels is essential to actors, playwrights, filmmakers and directors studying the dramatic work of the Nobel Prize winning author of The Grapes of Wrath and East of Eden. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.



A Play Analysis

A Play Analysis Author R. J. Cardullo
ISBN-10 9789463002806
Release 2015-10-28
Pages 206
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"Play Analysis: A Casebook on Modern Western Drama is a combined play-analysis textbook and course companion that contains twelve essays on major dramas from the modern European and American theaters: among them, Ghosts, The Ghost Sonata, The Doctor’s Dilemma, A Man’s a Man, The Homecoming, The Hairy Ape, The Front Page, Of Mice and Men, Our Town, The Glass Menagerie, and Death of a Salesman. Supplementing these essays are a Step-by-Step Approach to Play Analysis, a Glossary of Dramatic Terms, Study Guides, Topics for Writing and Discussion, and bibliographies. Written with college students in mind (and possibly also advanced high school students), these critical essays cover some of the central plays treated in courses on modern Euro-American drama and will provide students with practical models to help them improve their own writing and analytical skills. The author is a “close reader” committed to a detailed yet objective examination of the structure, style, imagery, and language of a play. Moreover, he is concerned chiefly with dramatic analysis that can be of benefit not only to playreaders and theatergoers, but also to directors, designers, and even actors—that is, with analysis of character, action, dialogue, and setting that can be translated into concepts for theatrical production, or that can at least provide the kind of understanding of a play with which a theater practitioner could fruitfully quarrel."



Citizen Steinbeck

Citizen Steinbeck Author Robert McParland
ISBN-10 9781442268319
Release 2016-09-29
Pages 288
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John Steinbeck is one of the most popular and important writers in American literature. Novels such as The Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice and Men, and East of Eden and the journal Travels with Charley convey the core of Steinbeck’s work—fiction that is reflective and compassionate. The Nobel prize winner cared deeply about people, and his writing captured the spirit, determination, and willingness of individuals to fight for their rights and the rights of others. His art of caring is critical for today’s readers and as a touchstone for our collective future. In Citizen Steinbeck: Giving Voice to the People, Robert McParland explains how the author’s work helps readers engage in moral reflection and develop empathy. McParland also looks at the ways educators around the world have used Steinbeck’s writings—both fiction and nonfiction—to impart ideals of compassion and social justice. These ideals are weaved into all of Steinbeck’s work, including his journalism and theatrical productions. Drawing on these texts—as well as interviews with secondary-level teachers—this book shows how Steinbeck’s work prompts readers to think critically and contextually about our values. Demonstrating the power a single author can have on generations of individuals around the world, Citizen Steinbeck enables readers to make sense of both the past and the present through the prism of this literary icon’s inspirational work.



Harper Lee s To Kill a Mockingbird

Harper Lee s To Kill a Mockingbird Author Michael J. Meyer
ISBN-10 9780810877238
Release 2010-10-14
Pages 290
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In 1960, To Kill a Mockingbird was published to critical acclaim. To commemorate To Kill a Mockingbird's 50th anniversary, Michael J. Meyer has assembled a collection of new essays that celebrate this enduring work of American literature. These essays approach the novel from educational, legal, social, and thematic perspectives. Harper Lee's only novel won the Pulitzer Prize and was transformed into a beloved film starring Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch. An American classic that frequently appears in middle school and high school curriculums, the novel has been subjected to criticism for its subject matter and language. Still relevant and meaningful, To Kill a Mockingbird has nonetheless been under-appreciated by many critics. There are few books that address Lee's novel's contribution to the American canon and still fewer that offer insights that can be used by teachers and by students. These essays suggest that author Harper Lee deserves more credit for skillfully shaping a masterpiece that not only addresses the problems of the 1930s but also helps its readers see the problems and prejudices the world faces today. Intended for high school and undergraduate usage, as well as for teachers planning to use To Kill a Mockingbird in their classrooms, this collection will be a valuable resource for all teachers of American literature.



Die Reise mit Charley

Die Reise mit Charley Author John Steinbeck
ISBN-10 3942656388
Release 2011
Pages 285
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Recontextualized

Recontextualized Author Lindy L. Johnson
ISBN-10 9789463006064
Release 2016-07-25
Pages 164
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Recontextualized: A Framework for Teaching English with Music is a book that can benefit any English teacher looking for creative approaches to teaching reading, writing, and critical thinking. Providing theoretically-sound, classroom-tested practices, this edited collection not only offers accessible methods for including music into your lesson plans, but also provides a framework for thinking about all classroom practice involving popular culture. The framework described in Recontextualized can be easily adapted to a variety of educational standards and consists of four separate approaches, each with a different emphasis or application. Written by experienced teachers from a variety of settings across the United States, this book illustrates the myriad ways popular music can be used, analyzed, and created by students in the English classroom. “Together, this editor/author team has produced a book that virtuallyvibrates with possibilities for engaging youth in ways that speak to their interests while simultaneously maintaining the rigor expected of English classes.” – Donna E. Alvermann, University of Georgia



Understanding Of Mice and Men The Red Pony and The Pearl

Understanding Of Mice and Men  The Red Pony  and The Pearl Author Claudia Durst Johnson
ISBN-10 0313299668
Release 1997-01-01
Pages 213
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An interdisciplinary collection of primary documents illuminating the historical, social, economic, and regional context of three frequently-taught Steinbeck novellas.



Die Stra e der lsardinen

Die Stra  e der   lsardinen Author John Steinbeck
ISBN-10 342319135X
Release 2010
Pages 205
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Palimpseste

Palimpseste Author Gérard Genette
ISBN-10 3518116835
Release 1993
Pages 534
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John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck Author Joseph R. McElrath, Jr
ISBN-10 0521114098
Release 2009-06-18
Pages 592
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A collection of contemporary reviews of Steinbeck's major works.



A Political Companion to John Steinbeck

A Political Companion to John Steinbeck Author Cyrus Ernesto Zirakzadeh
ISBN-10 9780813142043
Release 2013-05-15
Pages 384
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Though he was a recipient of both the Pulitzer Prize and the Nobel Prize for Literature, American novelist John Steinbeck (1902--1968) has frequently been censored. Even in the twenty-first century, nearly ninety years after his work first appeared in print, Steinbeck's novels, stories, and plays still generate controversy: his 1937 book Of Mice and Men was banned in some Mississippi schools in 2002, and as recently as 2009, he made the American Library Association's annual list of most frequently challenged authors. A Political Companion to John Steinbeck examines the most contentious political aspects of the author's body of work, from his early exploration of social justice and political authority during the Great Depression to his later positions regarding domestic and international threats to American policies. Featuring contemporaneous and present-day interpretations of his novels and essays by historians, literary scholars, and political theorists, this book covers the spectrum of Steinbeck's writing, exploring everything from his place in American political culture to his seeming betrayal of his leftist principles in later years.