Steinbeck and the Environment

Steinbeck and the Environment

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This interdisciplinary collection of essays explores in-depth a topic previously neglected by scholars: John Steinbeck's early continuing preoccupation with ecology and marine biology and the effect of that interest on his writings. Written by scholars from various disciplines, the essays offer a dynamic contribution to the study of John Steinbeck by considering his writings from an environmental perspective. They reveal Steinbeck as a prophet that was ahead of his time and supremely relevant to our own.When Roosevelt read Burroughsa#39;s first essay on the subject, he wrote him a letter , praising the article. ... students of Steinbecka#39;s uses of animal imagery, for example, would profit from close reading of Burroughsa#39;s many essays on animals .

Title:Steinbeck and the Environment
Author:Susan F. Beegel, Susan Shillinglaw, Wesley N. Tiffney, Elaine Steinbeck
Publisher:University of Alabama Press - 2007-09-07


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