Papers on Language & Literature. Fall2019, Vol. 55 Issue 4, p368-391. 24p.
TAOISM and ETHNICITY
The article offers information on the mixed Chinese images in John Steinbeck's novels such as Cannery Row (1945) and East of Eden (1952) which generate conflicting critical comments from scholars. Topics discussed include respective stances of morality, ethnicity, philosophy, politics or even personal preferences of Chinese images; the attributes of the ancient Chinese philosophy of Taoism; and detailed comparison of ethnicity and cross-culture.
Language in India. Jun2019, Vol. 19 Issue 6, p318-326. 9p.
Superman (Fictitious character)
Once in a joint letter written to his agent and publisher, Elizabeth Otis and Pascal Covici, John Steinbeck (1902-1968) declared, "My whole work drive has been aimed at making people understand each other...." (Fensch38). Therefore, most of his writings deal with the lives and feelings of the ordinary people, of whom he writes with profound sympathy and heartfelt care. The vitality, strength and honesty of his works must be due to his keen perception of mankind and his success in discovering that within every man is sleeping the seed of a superman which springs up when events demand. This transformation from man to superman may take place when one has to save his own country and its people or when one is simply desperate to save one's best friend's life. This paper aims to explore the seminal role love plays in transforming the lives of the characters from ordinary to the extraordinary ones and focuses on two novellas, The Moon Is Down and Of Mice and Men to establish it. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
Language in India. Apr2018, Vol. 18 Issue 4, p72-80. 9p.
American Dream, Mental depression, Acceptance (Psychology), and Equality
This article is an effort to bring into light the theme of American Dream for the betterment of individual characters in John Steinbeck's novels. It is the natural inclination of all humans to dream. Here the American dream is sought after by many different characters. The main theme is, how these dreams are unattainable and how because of great depression all American dreams were dead. However, the meaning of living American dream is something that differs for everyone. For some people, the American dream might be acceptance and equality. The American dream was no more, and the land of opportunity had become the land of misfortune. It is the idea of an individual overcoming all obstacles and beating all odds to become successful one day. This subject is the predominant theme in John Steinbeck's novels. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
Studia Humana. Jun2019, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p79-83. 5p.
TURING machines, COMPUTER engineering, INTERPERSONAL communication, MASS production, and COOKING
The title of the article was inspired by the novel by John Steinbeck "Of Mice and Men" (1937) and the poem by Robet Burns about the deception of human plans. Even the best of them often lead astray, or their far-reaching negative effects are revealed. As it seems, nowadays nature ("mice") and men (people) are in a breakthrough period -- in the geological sense between the old and the new era, the Holocene and the Anthropocene, in the cultural sense -- between the analogue and digital era that can be -- and it should actually be called a digit. Levi-Strauss in his essay "Raw and cooked" points to the groundbreaking for the emergence of human culture the use of fire in the preparation of food, and therefore the transition from nature to culture, and its foundation -- the kitchen . At present, this new phase of transition can be seen in the digitization of interpersonal communication and its current correlation -- crosslinking. It was announced by the famous Turing machine (1936), a computer design and layout, which was realized in the 1940s and 1950s, and enter in mass production at its end, networked on a global scale in the 1990s and make mobile in the second decade of the 21st century in the form of a smartphone [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
The "warm-up journal" from 1946-1947 that Luray refers to, which Steinbeck used to write in "in the same way that a football player warms up before a game", Luray says, is easily the most expensive, with a starting bid of $10,000. If that's the case, Steinbeck's correspondence between Jackie Kennedy and Steinbeck after her JFK's assassination could prove particularly valuable, if not to Steinbeck collectors then to Kennedy fans. Luray says that Jackie Kennedy's letters to Steinbeck contain a tacit request for Steinbeck to write JFK's biography. [Extracted from the article]
The article focuses on ocean voyage of novelist John Steinbeck and earning national acclaim, sudden wealth and death threats from reactionaries outraged by the novel's populist message. It mentions Steinbeck sailed to the Sea of Cortez to survey marine life along the Baja coast, escape from the modern world and Steinbeck's new celebrity, and hone the deep, holistic, ecological philosophy. It also mentions book "The Log from the Sea of Cortez" features travel writing.