This part art book, part biography, and part travel guide offers insight into how landscapes and townscapes influenced John Steinbeck's creative process and how, in turn, his legacy has influenced modern California. Various types of readers will appreciate the information in this guide--literary pilgrims will learn more about the state featured so prominently in Steinbeck's work, tourists can visit the same buildings that he lived in and wrote about, and historians will appreciate the engrossing perspective on daily life in early and mid 20th-century California. Offering an entirely new perspective on Steinbeck and the people and places that he brought to life in his writing, this edition includes a wonderful variety of photographs, sketches, and paintings, including some from private, rarely seen collections. With a new preface from the author, updated details on featured websites, a new discussion on Steinbeck's ecological interests and activities, and an extended exploration of his many travels to Mexico, readers will find delight in this depiction of the symbiotic relationship between an author and his favorite places.
Publisher: Roaring Forties Press
Number of pages: 210
Weight: 538 g
Dimensions: 190 x 189 x 15 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition
"Hands down my favorite book about the Nobel Prize winning novelist. It is well researched, informative, jargon-free, and best of all amply illustrated." --Robert DeMott, author, "Working Days: The Journals of The Grapes of Wrath, 1938-1941"
"The best of both worlds: an insightful and informative travelogue combined with fascinating historical morsels." --John C. Turner, general manager, " The Clement Monterey Hotel"
"You will want to read this edition more than once, and when in Steinbeck country, you will want to refer to it constantly." --Jack Benson, author, " John Steinbeck, Writer: A Biography"