Hardcover. 352 pages. Dimensions: 9.1in. x 6.2in. x 1.2in.Carol Henning Steinbeck, writer John Steinbecks 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 Steinbecks 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 Carols 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. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory #
Críticas: "Shillinglaw -- resident scholar at the National Steinbeck Center in Salinas and professor of English at San Jose State -- draws a compelling portrait of this intelligent modern woman." "San Jose Mercury News" "The "Grapes of Wrath" grabs the reader with a singular energy that makes it easy to miss the dedication: 'To CAROL who willed this book.' The Carol in caps is Carol Steinbeck, who not only picked the title, but also rode herd on the manuscript, the research and the hard years of creation in a rare kind of artistic synergy. . . . . In "Carol and John Steinbeck: Portrait of a Marriage," Susan Shillinglaw fleshes out the book's dedication and gives Carol Henning Steinbeck her full due. This strong-willed, opinionated, forceful, sharp-witted woman was more than just a supportive wife, more than a repressed Zelda Fitzgerald: 'Her story is, in effect, his. His greatest triumph, hers, ' Shillinglaw argues." Michael S. Gant, "SantaCruz.com" "As biographer Susan Shillinglaw reminds us in her insightful, important, and necessary new work, there was a time when the man who wrote "The Grapes of Wrath" was a mere struggling writer; an acknowledged talent, yes, but always on the edge of failure with an uncertain future. Thus we have "Carol and John Steinbeck: Portrait of a Marriage." And in this new book, Shillinglaw makes a powerful case for the idea that Steinbeck's first wife had everything to do with his ability to persevere, to create a body of work that drew notice to his burgeoning talent, and to carry on despite all the pressures (fiscal, psychological, and otherwise) that plague serious writers attempting to emerge. . . . This wonderful new biography offers plenty of echoes of Steinbeck, but its real value is in restoring to memory the voice, style, and persona of Carol Henning Steinbeck." M. J. Moore in "Neworld Review, " vol. 7 no. 48 "A combination of biography, history, psychology and literary observation, this reads, too, like a novel. Be assured that you will want to read again the Steinbeck that you remember as well as his work that you missed. You will wish you had known Carol Henning, but reading this, you will possibly consider her now a friend." Phil Bowhay, "Monterey County Herald"
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