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Ed. Crowell, 1978. Hard cover with dust jacket. Size 21 x 14 cm. State: Used, very good. 244

Peter Lisca, who has been studying and extensively eriting about Steinbeck for a quarter of a century, examines not only the exciting changes in the form and content of Steinbeck’s work, but also traces those persistent aspects which make the work at once significant and unique.

In a book-by-book discussion Professor Lisca makes clear Steinbeck’s wide use of myth, legend, and literary sources as structuring decices for his fiction, and of his use of philosophical insights from the natural sciences to achieve an almost mystical understanding of man’s relationship to his felow man, to nature, and to the universe.

1- Outward from California: A LIFE OF CHANGES
2- Cup of Gold and To a God Unknown: THE INDIVIDUAL QUEST
3- The Pastures of Heaven and Tortilla Flat: EXPERIMENTS IN COMMUNITY
4- In Dubious Battle and Of Mice and Men: THE MACROCOSM AND THE MICROCOSM
5- The Grapes of Wrath: AN ACHIEVEMENT OF GENIUS
6- Cannery Row, The Pearl, and tçççThe Wayward Bus: VARIETES OF ADJUSTMENT