The Pearl The Red Pony

Author: John Steinbeck
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The King Arthur Myth In Modern American Literature

Author: Andrew E. Mathis
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786411719
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In American fiction, two forms of the Arthurian myth are commonly found: the use of the myth for political reasons, and the use of the myth for the continuation of an aesthetic tradition that can be traced back to the earliest use of the Arthurian cycle by writers in the British Isles. This work traces the use of the legend from Mark Twain's A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court to Donald Barthelme's novel The King. It discusses how Twain used the myth to take a stand against England, how it served cultural and aesthetic purposes in John Steinbeck's writing, how Raymond Chandler used it in complex texts with less obvious Arthurian allusions that carried strong cultural and even political associations, how John Gardner used aspects of the myth to embellish already existing narrative structures and to underscore philosophic debates, and how Donald Barthelme suggests the continuing interest of American writers in the Arthurian legend today in his novels. Also discussed is the effect of World War II on American literature and the Arthurian myth and the Camelot image surrounding the Kennedys.

Hi Lo To Hollywood

Author: Max Evans
Editor: Texas Tech University Press
ISBN: 9780896724044
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From among his numerous publications, award-winning author Max Evans has selected his personal favorites. The more than thirty pieces include short novels, essays, short stories, introductions to other works, and magazine articles spanning several genres and most of his writing career. Through them all runs a common thread: the understanding of and love Evans has for the West and its peoples, and his ability to convey that understanding with humor and compassion. Included works: Short novels Xavier's Folly One Eyed Sky The Wild One Old Bum My Pardner Essays "Sam Peckinpah: A Very Personal Remembrance" "King John" "Long John Dunn" "Dinner with Frank Waters" "Riding the Outside Circle in Hollywood" "Many Deaths, Many Lives" "Song of the West" Short Stories "The Ultimate Giver" "Blizzard" "Don't Kill My Dog" "The Far Cry" "The Wooden Cove" "The Third Grade Reunion" "Sky of Gold" "A Man Who Never Missed" "Big Shad's Bridge" "The Call" Introductions and Forewords "Patricino Barela" "Some Sweet Day" "The Hi Lo Country" "Final Harvest and other Convictions and Opinions" "Rounders 3" Magazine Articles "The Cowboy and the Professor" "A Horse to Brag About" "Showdown at Hollywood Park" "The Wild Bunch" "The World's Strangest Creature" "Super Bull"

Understanding Of Mice And Men The Red Pony And The Pearl

Author: Claudia Durst Johnson
Editor: Greenwood
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An interdisciplinary collection of primary documents illuminating the historical, social, economic, and regional context of three frequently-taught Steinbeck novellas.

The Red Pony

Author: John Steinbeck
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141915005
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Jody Tiflin has the urge for rebellion, but he also wants to be loved. In THE RED PONY, Jody begins to learn about adulthood - its pain, its responsibilities and its problems - through his acceptance of his father's gifts. First he is given a red pony, and later he is promised the colt of a bay mare. Yet both of these gifts bring him tragedy as well as joy, and Jody is taught not only the harsh lessons of life and death, but made painfully aware of the fallibilty of adults.

The Literature Of California Native American Beginnings To 1945

Author: Jack Hicks
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520215245
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This text is the first volume of a comprehensive anthology of Californian literature. It is divided into four parts and contains material ranging from Native American origin myths to Hollywood novels dissecting the American dream.

Authors Of The Early To Mid 20th Century

Author: Britannica Educational Publishing
Editor: Britanncia Educational Publishing
ISBN: 162275008X
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Starting at the dawn of the 20th century, writers began experimenting with literary styles as never before. As perhaps the most far-reaching movement, Modernism swept across both the United States and Europe and has been embodied in the works of such writers as Marcel Proust, Virginia Woolf, James Joyce, and T.S. Eliot. The existentialism of Jean-Paul Sartre and Albert Camus, Samuel Beckett’s absurdist writings, and the range of literary output from around the world also reflect the spirit of the period. The lives and works of these and other authors from across the globe are surveyed in this absorbing volume.

Mitchum Mexico And The Good Neighbours Era

Author: Liam White
Editor: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 1909183458
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Robert Mitchum was one of the most charismatic stars of the ‘classic Hollywood’ era. His screen persona was the essence of cool: tough but vulnerable, accepting of his fate with languid charm and easy humour. His films have often been seen through the lens of film noir, but they had something else in common too: the characters he played in Out of the Past, The Big Steal, His Kind of Woman, Second Chance, Where Danger Lives, and Angel Face seemed irrevocably drawn to Mexico. Mitchum’s sequence of films south of the border coincided with the advent of the ‘golden age’ of Mexico’s own film industry, a new cinematic wave that drew on serious artistic influences from the muralists to Sergei Eisenstein, and that was led by director Emilio Fernández and cinematographer Gabriel Figueroa whose 1943 film María Candelaria, starring former Hollywood siren Dolores del Río, had won a prize at Cannes. Under the Roosevelt administration’s ‘Good Neighbour’ policy - a wartime effort to court friendly Latin American countries - Hollywood’s portrayal of Mexico changed: out went the all-purpose exoticism, where ‘south of the border’ was a metaphor for the loosening of moral and sexual standards, and in came a more nuanced approach. In this authoritative study, Liam White encourages us to take a fresh look at how Mitchum’s films broke with Hollywood convention in the way they depicted Mexico; how Mexico’s own film industry boomed, becoming the first example of ‘world cinema’ to have an impact on the post-War world; and how its success attracted significant US talent - from John Steinbeck to John Ford - to work on bi-national projects.

Steinbeck

Author: John Steinbeck
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440673870
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"Surely his most interesting, plausibly his most memorable, and . . . arguably his best book" —The New York Times Book Review For John Steinbeck, who hated the telephone, letter-writing was a preparation for work and a natural way for him to communicate his thoughts on people he liked and hated; on marriage, women, and children; on the condition of the world; and on his progress in learning his craft. Opening with letters written during Steinbeck's early years in California, and closing with a 1968 note written in Sag Herbor, New York, Steinbeck: A Life in Letters reveals the inner thoughts and rough character of this American author as nothing else has and as nothing else ever will. "The reader will discover as much about the making of a writer and the creative process, as he will about Steinbeck. And that's a lot." —Los Angeles Herald-Examiner "A rewarding book of enduring interest, this becomes a major part of the Steinbeck canon." —The Wall Street Journal

Lives And Letters

Author: Robert Gottlieb
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 9781429961066
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The product of a lifetime immersed in the literary, performing arts, and entertainment worlds, Lives and Letters spotlights the work, careers, intimate lives, and lasting achievements of a vast array of celebrated writers and performers in film, theater, and dance, and some of the more curious iconic public figures of our times. From the world of literature, Charles Dickens, James Thurber, Judith Krantz, John Steinbeck, and Rudyard Kipling; the controversies surrounding Bruno Bettelheim and Elia Kazan; and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and her editor, Maxwell Perkins. From dance and theater, Isadora Duncan and Margot Fonteyn, Serge Diaghilev and George Balanchine, Sarah Bernhardt and Eleonora Duse. In Hollywood, Bing Crosby and Judy Garland, Douglas Fairbanks and Lillian Gish, Tallulah Bankhead and Katharine Hepburn, Mae West and Anna May Wong. In New York, Diana Vreeland, the Trumps, and Gottlieb's own take on the contretemps that followed his replacing William Shawn at The New Yorker. And so much more . . .