Carol and John Steinbeck Portrait of a Marriage

ISBN-10: 0874179300
ISBN-13: 9780874179309
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Description: Carol Henning Steinbeck, writer John Steinbeck’s first wife, was his creative anchor, the inspiration for his great work of the 1930s, culminating in The Grapes of Wrath. Meeting at Lake Tahoe in 1928, their attachment was immediate, their  More...

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Book details

List price: $34.95
Publisher: University of Nevada Press
Publication date: 10/20/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 352
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Carol Henning Steinbeck, writer John Steinbeck’s first wife, was his creative anchor, the inspiration for his great work of the 1930s, culminating in The Grapes of Wrath. Meeting at Lake Tahoe in 1928, their attachment was immediate, their personalities meshing in creative synergy. Carol was unconventional, artistic, and compelling. In the formative years of Steinbeck’s career, living in San Francisco, Pacific Grove, Los Gatos, and Monterey, their Modernist circle included Ed Ricketts, Joseph Campbell, and Lincoln Steffens. In many ways Carol’s story is all too familiar: a creative and intelligent woman subsumes her own life and work into that of her husband. Together, they brought forth one of the enduring novels of the 20th century. 

List of Illustrations
Preface
Introduction
Renegades
Make It New: Lake Tahoe, San Francisco and Eagle Rock
Home in Pacific Grove
At Ed Ricketts's Lab
Wave Shock, 1932-35
"Viva Mexico!"
California Is a "Bomb Right Now …Highly Explosive" Writing The Grapes of Wrath
Enter Gwen Conger
On the Sea of Cortez
Life in Fragments
Coda
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Index

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