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The Long Valley

Summary ç PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ John Steinbeck

This classic collection of short stories serves as the ideal introduction to Steinbeck's work Set in the idyllic Salinas Valley in California where sim I have to re examine my own writing every time I read a Steinbeck novel My trite phrasing and flat descriptions look like ugly stepchildren next to his princely prose Even this slim volume of four lesser known short stories is packed with some beautifully powerful writing The scenes are spare in their breadth but not in their ability to reach into your heart and imagination HOLD THE PRESSESI just discovered that my copy was truncated The Long Valley originally came with than twice the number of stories I've been abridginated I loath abridged books Well it's not the books' fault It's the publisher who's to blame Damn them to HadesOkay looks like I have some reading to do before I can do a proper review

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Ter; the tensions between town and city labourers and owners past and present Included here are the celebrated tales THE MURDERER and THE CHRYSANTHEMUM Unlike Steinbeck's other short story collection The Pastures of Heaven this book lacks thematic unity First published in 1938 many of the stories in the collection had been published previously The stories differ widely in tone and subject matter from the rather creepy The Snake to the prize winning The Murder to the four stories which make up The Red Pony What the stories share is their Salinas Valley location wonderfully descriptive prose unsentimental depiction of the beauty and terror of the natural world and a compassion for human frailty A worthwhile read for Steinbeck completists

Summary ç PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ John Steinbeck

Ple people farm the land and struggle to find a place for themeselves in the world these stories reflect many of the concerns key to Steinbeck as a wri Full Review to follow This book is among my top ten favorites Often overlooked these short stories are masterpieces of characterization dialogue and sense of place These are stories that may easily be read many times over I have four times The Red PonyThe Red Pony was originally published in this volume However readers will find haunting tales here that will linger far longer in their memory If you admire Steinbeck pick up this volume you've likely not read You will treasure it

  • Paperback
  • 233
  • The Long Valley
  • John Steinbeck
  • English
  • 04 August 2017
  • 9780141185514

About the Author: John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck III was an American writer He wrote the Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Grapes of Wrath published in 1939 and the novella Of Mice and Men published in 1937 In all he wrote twenty five books including sixteen novels six non fiction books and several collections of short stories In 1962 Steinbeck received the Nobel Prize for LiteratureSteinbeck grew up in the Salinas Valley