Looking for Steinbeck's Ghost
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Book has slight slant to text block on bottom edge of spine. 231pp with Index. Light brown cloth. Stated 1st Ed. Tight, bright copy with firm corners. No remainder mark. No internal names, notes or markings. Crisp, unclipped pictorial DJ in Mylar cover (NP). Photo illus. in b&w. The perils and pleasures of the author's decade-plus effort to write the definitive biography of John Steinbeck. Short presentation copy signed by the author on Title Page - "For Larry Basley, With all Best Wishes - Jackson J. Benson". 50th Anniversary of Grapes of Wrath brochure laid-in. Steinbeck Festival X (Salinas) - Lecture by Benson, showing of the classic film. USPS Tracking provided. H Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 19509
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Product Description: In 1968, Jackson J. Benson, then a naive young literature professor, set out to write a critical appraisal of John Steinbeck. He found his project turning into an authorized biography: this is an account of his experiences over the 15 years he devoted to writing it. On one level it is a collection of anecdotes, character sketches and memories of Steinbeck. Benson interviewed scores of people who knew Steinbeck at various times in his life, and read thousands of primary sources. On another level it is an account of the biographers task, with allist triumphs and frustrations. We follow Benson as he struggles to master the skills of the biographer: locating sources of information; learning to conduct interviews - and assess their validity; and sifting through all the contradictions and prejudices.
Title: Looking for Steinbeck's Ghost
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press, Norman OK
Publication Date: 1988
Illustrator: Photo Illus. In b&w
Book Condition: Almost Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Signed: By Author
Edition: First Edition.
Book Type: Literary Bio
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