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Title Steinbeck and the environment : interdisciplinary approaches / edited by Susan F. Beegel, Susan Shillinglaw, Wesley N. Tiffney, Jr. ; with a foreword by Elaine Steinbeck.
Imprint Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, [1997]

Subject Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968 -- Knowledge -- Nature -- Congresses.
Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968. -- Knowledge -- Science -- Congresses.
Environmental protection in literature -- Congresses.
Human ecology in literature -- Congresses.
Alt Name Beegel, Susan F., 1954-
Shillinglaw, Susan.
Tiffney, Wesley N.
Steinbeck, Elaine A.
Description 1 online resource (xvi, 363 pages)
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Essays originally presented at a conference held in Nantucket, Mass., in May 1992.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-348) and index.
Contents pt. 1. Origins -- pt. 2. The grapes of wrath -- pt. 3. Sea of Cortez -- pt. 4. Later works -- pt. 5. Overviews.
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Summary John Steinbeck, intellectual soulmate of pioneering ecologist Edward F. Ricketts, developed a literary vision unique for its biological holism. From his exploration of the environmental disaster in the Dust Bowl region described in The Grapes of Wrath to his voyage of scientific and spiritual discovery among near-pristine marine ecosystems recounted in Log from the Sea of Cortez, Steinbeck's entire canon probes the multiple and interlocked dimensions of his outstanding theme - that human beings and their environment are an inseparable unit. Written by scholars from various disciplines - marine biology, the social and physical sciences, environmental studies, feminist theory, history, and philosophy, as well as American literature - these essays offer a dynamic contribution to the study of Steinbeck by considering his writings from an environmental perspective. And although these writers come from different backgrounds, they find a common theme - Steinbeck blended his literary vision with a unique understanding and appreciation of the environment.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0817381651 (electronic bk.)
9780817381653 (electronic bk.)
0817308466 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780817308469 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0817354875 (pbk.)
OCLC # 560578783
Additional Format Print version: Steinbeck and the environment. Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©1997 (DLC) 96036276