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Celebrating the short lifetime of a tender pupil devoted to Steinbeck reviews, this assortment gathers essays from quite a few vantage issues together with aesthetic, feminist, moral, and comparative views. incorporated during this quantity are works via acclaimed poets, in addition to insightful readings of a bit recognized early brief tale and an unsuccessful novel through Steinbeck.
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And, in Addison’s style, he provides the reader a description of his appearance and attire, followed by a brief musing on the mind’s capacity for doing two things at once as he is interrupted by Charley’s amorous adventure with “a rather stout and bedizened Pomeranian of the female persuasion” (41). Steinbeck’s feeling of affinity for Addison goes beyond imitation and a desire for a style like that of this eighteenth-century writer, who “plays the instrument of language as Casals plays a cello” (37).
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I climbed up, slipping and floundering, lost the echoed light and found it again, a good little new-split stone with mica in it—not a fortune but a good thing to have. I put it in my pocket and we went to bed” (224). He has started once more to furnish the room of his mind, as he had hoped, to see again. In Abingdon, Virginia, the longing for home takes precedence over his desire to see and to learn. From that point on, Steinbeck simply ticks off the miles, like Odysseus, driven by the vision of home awaiting him.