California Writers: Jack London, John Steinbeck, the Tough Guys

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9780312114329: California Writers: Jack London, John Steinbeck, the Tough Guys

Chapters include: 1. Introduction; 2. Jack London: I The Underman and the Cause, II Woman, Race and the Land, III 'The Little Lady' and the Tradition; 3. John Steinbeck: I Radicalism, II Bourgeois Career/Proletarian Comedies, III Femme Fatale; 4. The Tough Guys: I Hammett and Puritanism, II The Zeitgeist and Cain, III Raymond Chandler; 5. The Sixties and After.

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Stoddard Martin is a freelance writer, editor and lecturer. He attended Stanford University and University College, London, where he received his Ph.D. He is the author of five books on late Romanticism and early Modernism and, as Chip Martin, of a sequence of interlinked novellas.

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A fascinating, sometimes surprising trip through the landscape of California novels as created by Jack London, John Steinbeck and the 'tough guy' writers of the '30s and '40s... The allusions are illuminating, the style lively and the perspectives fresh. -- Times Higher Education Supplement

A delightful text for contemporary lit. courses, where a willingness to paint broad on big landscapes may attract students otherwise stuck in a narrow Hemingway sleeping-bag somewhere. -- Art Seidenbaum, The Los Angeles Times

Stoddard Martin picks out interesting consistencies... He seizes some important threads. -- Robert Harbison, The Sunday Times

A work of great ambition... written with verve and style. -- Andrew Sinclair, Times Literary Supplement

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