The Log From The Sea Of Cortez

Author: John Steinbeck
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141190779
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In 1940 Steinbeck sailed in a sardine boat with his great friend the marine biologist, Ed Ricketts, to collect marine invertebrates from the beaches of the Gulf of California. The expedition was described by the two men in SEA OF CORTEZ, published in 1941. The day-to-day story of the trip is told here in the Log, which combines science, philosophy and high-spirited adventure. An exhilarating and highly entertaining read.

Der Rote Pony Und Andere Erz Hlungen

Author: John Steinbeck
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ISBN: 9783423128506
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Der zehnjährige Jody wächst eng mit der Natur verbunden auf einer Farm im kalifornischen Salinas Valley auf. Seine Welt bekommt erste Risse, als sein geliebter Ponyhengst schwer krank wird. Einfühlsam schildert Steinbeck in der berühmten Titelgeschichte die Erschütterungen einer kindlichen Seele, der schmerzliche Verlust des Urvertrauens in die Mitmenschen. Auch die anderen Erzählungen beschreiben mit großer Intensität Grunderlebnisse des Menschen wie Schmerz, Freude, Liebe, Tod - Da findet ein Rancher bei der Heimkehr seine 'musterhafte' Ehefrau in den Armen eines anderen, und eine Mutter verliert ihren Sohn, kaum daß er die Schwelle zum Erwachsensein überschritten hat. Steinbeck erzählt unsentimental, mit sparsamen Mitteln, aber enormer Bildhaftigkeit und bringt dabei seine Verbundenheit mit seiner kalifornischen Heimat und ihren Menschen zum Ausdruck. Mit der Beschreibung der Bewohner Kaliforniens weckt er im Leser eine tiefe Sehnsucht nach dem einfachen Leben, nach der Natur und na ch der Freundschaft einfacher, ehrlicher Menschen. So gehören diese Geschichten zum Besten, was Steinbeck je geschrieben hat.

Amerika Und Die Amerikaner

Author: John Steinbeck
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Der Winter Unseres Missvergn Gens

Author: John Steinbeck
Editor: Manesse Verlag
ISBN: 3641217385
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Die ultimative Abrechnung mit dem menschenverachtenden US-Kapitalismus John Steinbecks letzter Roman ist ein bis heute gültiges Lehrstück über Geld und Moral: Sein Protagonist Ethan Hawley, Hätschelkind der Finanzaristokratie von Long Island, muss sich um materielle Dinge nicht sorgen – bis ihn die Pleite seines Vaters plötzlich zwingt, auf eigenen Beinen zu stehen. Um Frau und Kinder ernähren zu können, tritt er eine schlechtbezahlte Stelle als Verkäufer in einem Lebensmittelladen an. Rasch erkennt jedoch er, dass redliches Tagwerk einen Mann nicht weiterbringt. Unter dem Einfluss seiner Frau und dem seines Bankberaters entledigt er sich aller Menschlichkeit und steigt zum skrupellosen Geschäftsmann auf, der ohne Rücksicht auf andere nur den eigenen Vorteil sucht.

The Grapes Of Wrath

Author: John Steinbeck
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1440637121
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression, a book that galvanized—and sometimes outraged—millions of readers. First published in 1939, Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression chronicles the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s and tells the story of one Oklahoma farm family, the Joads—driven from their homestead and forced to travel west to the promised land of California. Out of their trials and their repeated collisions against the hard realities of an America divided into Haves and Have-Nots evolves a drama that is intensely human yet majestic in its scale and moral vision, elemental yet plainspoken, tragic but ultimately stirring in its human dignity. A portrait of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless, of one man’s fierce reaction to injustice, and of one woman’s stoical strength, the novel captures the horrors of the Great Depression and probes into the very nature of equality and justice in America. At once a naturalistic epic, captivity narrative, road novel, and transcendental gospel, Steinbeck’s powerful landmark novel is perhaps the most American of American Classics. This Centennial edition, specially designed to commemorate one hundred years of Steinbeck, features french flaps and deckle-edged pages. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 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.

Die Freibeuterinnen

Author: Edith Wharton
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ISBN: 9783810523204
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New York, 1876: der schönen Nan und ihrer Schwester Virginia fehlt es zwar nicht an Geld, jedoch an gesellschaftlichem Hintergrund, um auf dem amerikanischen Heiratsmarkt eine gute Partie zu machen. Ihre couragierte englische Gouvernante verfrachtet die jungen Damen über den Atlantik und öffnet ihnen dort die Türen.

Tortilla Flat

Author: John Steinbeck
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ISBN: 9783937793382
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The Pull Of Politics

Author: Milton A. Cohen
Editor: University of Missouri Press
ISBN: 0826274153
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In the late 1930s, John Steinbeck, Richard Wright, and Ernest Hemingway wrote novels that won critical acclaim and popular success: The Grapes of Wrath, Native Son, and For Whom the Bell Tolls. All three writers were involved with the Left at the time, and that commitment informed their fiction. Milton Cohen examines their motives for involvement with the Left; their novels’ political themes; and why they separated from the Left after the novels were published. These writers were deeply conflicted about their political commitments, and Cohen explores the tensions that arose between politics and art, resulting in the abandonment of a political attachment.

The Portable Steinbeck

Author: John Steinbeck
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101616342
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A selection of essential writings by one of the greatest writers in American history It would be impossible to overstate John Steinbeck's enduring influence on American letters. Profuse with a richness of language, sly humor, and empathy for even his most flawed characters, Steinbeck's books are still widely read and deeply relevant today. The Portable Steinbeck is a grand sampling of his most important and popular works. Here are the complete novels Of Mice and Men and The Red Pony, together with self-contained excerpts from several longer novels, the text of his Nobel Prize acceptance speech, a fascinating introduction by Pascal Covici, Jr., son of Steinbeck's longtime editor, and brand new introduction from leading Steinbeck scholar Susan Shillinglaw that puts Steinbeck in the context of the 21st century. 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.

Sweet Thursday

Author: John Steinbeck
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440635496
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In Monterey, on the California coast, Sweet Thursday is what they call the day after Lousy Wednesday, which is one of those days that are just naturally bad. Returning to the scene of Cannery Row—the weedy lots and junk heaps and flophouses of Monterey, John Steinbeck once more brings to life the denizens of a netherworld of laughter and tears—from Doc, based on Steinbeck’s lifelong friend Ed Ricketts, to Fauna, new headmistress of the local brothel, to Hazel, a bum whose mother must have wanted a daughter. This Penguin Classics edition features an introduction and notes by Robert DeMott. 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.