Обложка книги America and Americans and Selected Nonfiction (Penguin Classics)

America and Americans and Selected Nonfiction (Penguin Classics)

ISBN: 0142437417;
Издательство: Penguin Books
Страниц: 448

Amazon.com America and Americans is a representative, noteworthy collection of John Steinbeck's journalism, including the title piece, actually his last book. Editors Susan Shillinglaw and Jackson J. Benson, who provide an able, informative introduction as well as succinct sectional prefaces, have wisely organized the book thematically rather than chronologically. There are travel pieces (including the hilariously bittersweet "The Making of a New Yorker"); political reflections (including three articles on California migrant workers, written before the last draft of The Grapes of Wrath , and a short screed on the spiritual oppression of communism, in which he writes, "Communists of our day are about as revolutionary as the Daughters of the American Revolution"); correspondence from both World War II and Vietnam; and snapshots of Ernie Pyle, Henry Fonda, and other friends. Not all the pieces are timeless, but most are sprinkled with bright gems--"Writers are taken seriously...

Похожие книги:

John Steinbeck, Charles Wollenberg
Recently listed in the Top 100 List of the Century's Be…
In 1960, when he was almost sixty years old, John Stein…

John Steinbeck, Susan Shillinglaw
Drifters in search of work, George and his simple-minde…
All novels are built on the never-ending contest in our…

John Steinbeck
“All novels … are built on the never-ending contest in …

Steinbeck John
Although it follows the movement of thousands of men an…
Steinbeck's most powerful novel describes the lives of …

Steinbeck John
Our species is the only creative species, and it has on…

John Steinbeck
California's fertile Salinas Valley is home to two fami…
This story chronicles the life of a hard-working man wh…

John Steinbeck
Drifters in search of work, George and his simple-minde…
The celebrated Dutch journalist follows John Steinbeck …