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Main Title Steinbeck and the environment : interdisciplinary approaches /
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Beegel, Susan F.,
Shillinglaw, Susan.
Tiffney, Wesley N.
Publisher University of Alabama Press,
Year Published 1997
OCLC Number 35292761
ISBN 0817308466; 9780817308469; 9780817354879; 0817354875
Subjects Environmental protection in literature--Congresses. ; Human ecology in literature--Congresses. ; Nature. ; Science. ; Natur.--(DE-588)4041358-5 ; Umweltschutz.--(DE-588)4061644-7 ; Umweltschutz ; Nantucket
Additional Subjects Steinbeck, John,--1902-1968--Knowledge--Nature--Congresses. ; Steinbeck, John,--1902-1968--Knowledge--Science--Congresses.
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EKAM  PS3537.T3234Z8669 1997 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 07/27/2009
Collation xvi, 363 pages ; 24 cm
Essays originally presented at a conference held in Nantucket, Mass., in May 1992. Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-348) and index.
Contents Notes
John Steinbeck and Ed Ricketts : understanding life in the great tide pool / James C. Kelley -- Steinbeck on man and nature : a philosophical reflection / Richard E. Hart -- Turning wine into water : water as privileged signifier in The grapes of wrath / David N. Cassuto -- The "great mother" in The grapes of wrath / Lorelei Cederstrom -- Steinbeck's ecological polemic : human sympathy and visual documentary in the intercalary chapters of The grapes of wrath / Peter Valenti -- Natural wisdom : Steinbeck's men of nature as prophets and peacemakers / Marilyn Chandler McEntyre --Searching for "what is" : Charles Darwin and John Steinbeck / Brian Railsback -- "The poetry of scientific thinking" : Steinbeck's Log from the Sea of Cortez and scientific travel narrative / Stanley Brodwin -- Revisiting the Sea of Cortez with a "green" perspective / Clifford Eric Gladstein and Mimi Reisel Gladstein -- Education of environmental scientists : should we listen to Steinbeck and Ricketts's comments? / Peter A.J. Englert -- The Pearl in the Sea of Cortez : Steinbeck's use of environment / Kiyoshi Nakayama -- "Working at the impossible" : Moby-Dick's presence in East of Eden / Robert DeMott -- At sea in the tide pool : the whaling town and America in Steinbeck's The winter of our discontent and Travels with Charley / Nathaniel Philbrick -- "The scars of our grasping stupidity" and the "Sucked orange" : John Steinbeck and the ecological legacy of John Burroughs / H.R. Stoneback -- Steinbeck under the sea at the earth's core / Robert E. Morsberger -- How green was John Steinbeck? / Warren French -- John Steinbeck : late-blooming environmentalist / Joel W. Hedgpeth -- Steinbeck's environmental ethic : humanity in harmony with the land / John H. Timmerman -- A world to be cherished : Steinbeck as conservationist and ecological prophet / Roy Simmonds. 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.