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Review: The Pearl by John Steinbeck

THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SOME SPOILERS

John Steinbeck’s The Pearl (based on a Mexican folk tale) starts off with beautiful descriptions of a simple life by the ocean in a small community. 736 more words

Literature

The Wayward Bus Limps into San Francisco (?!)

33 Days after the John Steinbeck centenary and the epinions writeoff I organized to commemorate, Alex Fraser (as macresarf1) delivered the following.

Pros: Readable tale about Post-War Americans the next generation rebelled against: America as it was. 1,298 more words

American Literature

Tortilla Flat is not so comforting but still wonderful

This was Mridula’s contribution to the John Steinbeck Centenary Writeoff I organized on epinions in 2002:

Pros: A book worth reading, talks about things out of my comfort zone. 900 more words

American Literature

Mon. Sept. 18, 2017: A Successful Writing Weekend & Preparing for Jose

Monday, September 18, 2017
Waning Moon
Neptune Retrograde
Uranus Retrograde

We’re battening down for the outer fringes of Hurricane Jose to hit tomorrow and Wednesday. Hopefully, it won’t be too bad. 448 more words

Occupation and covert resistance

John Steinbeck (1902-68) was dismayed by the swift Nazi conquest of most of Europe and by the German propaganda he encountered in Mexico, where he was writing the screenplay for “The Forgotten Village “(released in September 1941). 671 more words

American Literature

South of Eden

When I was invited to participate in John Steinbeck’s 100th birthday write-off, hosted by Stephen_Murray, I jumped at the chance to read The Sea of Cortez, 1,747 more words

American Literature