By Barbara A. Heavilin
Celebrating the short lifetime of a tender student devoted to Steinbeck reviews, this assortment gathers essays from quite a few vantage issues together with aesthetic, feminist, moral, and comparative views. integrated during this quantity are works via acclaimed poets, in addition to insightful readings of a bit recognized early brief tale and an unsuccessful novel by way of Steinbeck.
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266–67) The old man squirms restlessly and asks to get out because he lives nearby. ” Like Addison, Steinbeck captures one of the horrors of his time, with prejudice setting people against one another and the resulting “tension, a weight of savage fear, . . building pressure like a boil, . . the breath of fear . . everywhere” (268). OVERLYING MORAL GENERALIZATIONS Overlying generalizations—those pithy epigrammatic statements that can stand alone to make a moral statement or a pithy observation—are part and parcel of the eighteenth-century’s concern with the human condition.
It was a magic day. The land dripped with richness, the fat cows and pigs gleaming against the green, and, in the smaller holdings, corn standing in little tents as corn should, and pumpkins all about. (126) This experience of the sublime is again connected with light when Steinbeck enters the Bad Lands in North Dakota. On initial impression, he describes the Bad Lands as “a place the Fallen Angels might have built as a spite to Heaven, dry and sharp, desolate and dangerous, and for me filled with foreboding” (154).
It was so beautiful that I stopped near a thicket of dwarfed and wind-warped cedars and junipers, and once stopped I was caught, trapped in color and dazzled by the clarity of the light. . And the night, far from being frightful, was lovely beyond thought, for the stars were close, and although there was no moon the starlight made a silver glow in the sky. . In the night the Bad Lands had become Good Lands. (156–57) Just as Addison labors “to express his deepening sense of the complexity of the mind’s action, as it responds through time to the greatness, beauty, and novelty found in the natural world,” so Steinbeck finds 30 Barbara A.
A John Steinbeck Reader: Essays in Honor of Stephen K. George by Barbara A. Heavilin