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Travels with Charley in Search of America

Travels with Charley in Search of America
A Book

by John Steinbeck

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 1980-01-31
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1440638888
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An intimate journey across and in search of America, as told by one of its most beloved writers, in a deluxe centennial edition In September 1960, John Steinbeck embarked on a journey across America. He felt that he might have lost touch with the country, with its speech, the smell of its grass and trees, its color and quality of light, the pulse of its people. To reassure himself, he set out on a voyage of rediscovery of the American identity, accompanied by a distinguished French poodle named Charley; and riding in a three-quarter-ton pickup truck named Rocinante. His course took him through almost forty states: northward from Long Island to Maine; through the Midwest to Chicago; onward by way of Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana (with which he fell in love), and Idaho to Seattle, south to San Francisco and his birthplace, Salinas; eastward through the Mojave, New Mexico, Arizona, to the vast hospitality of Texas, to New Orleans and a shocking drama of desegregation; finally, on the last leg, through Alabama, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey to New York. Travels with Charley in Search of America is an intimate look at one of America's most beloved writers in the later years of his life—a self-portrait of a man who never wrote an explicit autobiography. Written during a time of upheaval and racial tension in the South—which Steinbeck witnessed firsthand—Travels with Charley is a stunning evocation of America on the eve of a tumultuous decade. This Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition also features French flaps and deckle-edged paper. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Travels with Charley

Travels with Charley
In Search of America

by John Steinbeck

  • Publisher : Penguin Classics
  • Release : 1997
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Steinbeck records his emotions and experiences during a journey of rediscovery in his native land

Travels with Charley

Travels with Charley
In Search of America

by John Steinbeck

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1962
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN : 9780749321178
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Travels with Charley

Travels with Charley
A Book

by Mary Ellen Snodgrass,John Steinbeck

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1986
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Penguin Classics commemorates the 50th anniversary of Steinbeck's Nobel Prize with two stunning new editions of his best-loved worksAt age fifty-eight, John Steinbeck and his poodle, Charley, embarked on a journey across America. This chronicle of their trip meanders from small towns to growing cities to glorious wilderness oases. Still evocative and awe-inspiring after fifty years, Travels with Charley in Search of America provides an intimate look at one of America's most beloved writers in the later years of his life—a self-portrait of a man who never wrote an explicit autobiography. Written during a time of upheaval and racial tension in the South—which Steinbeck witnessed firsthand—Travels with Charley is a stunning evocation of America on the eve of a tumultuous decade.

Travels with Charley and Later Novels, 1947-1962

Travels with Charley and Later Novels, 1947-1962
A Book

by John Steinbeck,Robert J. DeMott

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 990
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A final installment of a four-part collection of the classic American writer's works features his later novels, including The Wayward Bus, Burning Bright, Sweet Thursday, and The Winter of Our Discontent, in a volume that is complemented by his final published account, Travels with Charley.

Steinbeck Centennial Editions

Steinbeck Centennial Editions
Travels With Charley in Search of America/Of Mice and Men/The Grapes of Wrath/The Pearl/East of Eden/Cannery Row

by John Steinbeck

  • Publisher : Penguin Books
  • Release : 2002-01-01
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN : 9780147716750
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Centennial boxed set includes: East of Eden, The Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice and Men, Cannery Row, The Pearl, and Travels with Charley in Search of America. @IAmWithSam Lennie came back into the cabin with that look on his face and I said, Lennie, did you kill another woman? He told me he had done it again, he thought. Why do I get stuck with the dangerously disabled? Did Forrest Gump ever hurt anyone? From "Twitterature: The World's Greatest Books in Twenty Tweets or Less"

Quicklet on John Steinbeck's Travels with Charley in Search of America (CliffNotes-like Summary)

Quicklet on John Steinbeck's Travels with Charley in Search of America (CliffNotes-like Summary)
A Book

by David Shook

  • Publisher : Hyperink Inc
  • Release : 2012-02-24
  • Pages : 29
  • ISBN : 1614641595
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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ABOUT THE BOOK I came to John Steinbeck’s work through his novella The Pearl, a diminutive but dark allegory about a Native American pearl diver whose discovery of an enormous pearl hurls him and his family into a world of greed and its disastrous consequences. From The Pearl, I found Cannery Row, my favorite Steinbeck novel. From its first sentence, Steinbeck’s descriptions vibrate with the same energy and poetry that his eclectic cast of outcasts embody as they throw unauthorized parties and philosophize with Doc, based on Steinbeck’s real-life friend Ed Ricketts, on 1920s Monterey Bay, the American sardine capital at that time. “Cannery Row in Monterey in California is a poem, a stink, a grating noise, a quality of light, a tone, a habit, a nostalgia, a dream.” I turned next to Steinbeck’s nonfiction, attracted to Travels with Charley: In Search of America because of my own experiences on Routes 10 and 40, mostly heading west towards California, or back to Oklahoma or Texas to wait until I could go again. Like Steinbeck with his standard poodle Charley, I drove with my steadfast companion, Okie Doke, a considerably smaller pooch. MEET THE AUTHOR David Shook studied endangered languages in Oklahoma and poetry at Oxford. He's published essays about dancing with the President of Burundi and being detained in Equatorial Guinea, and his poetry, translations, and book reviews regularly appear in magazines like Ambit, Poetry, and World Literature Today. His most recent translations include Mario Bellatin’s novella Shiki Nagaoka: A Nose for Fiction, Roberto Bolano’s 1976 manifesto “Leave Everything, Again,” and the selected love poems of Isthmus Zapotec poet Victor Teran. His current writing projects include Kilometer Zero, a covertly filmed documentary about lost Equatoguinean poets, a miniature encyclopedia, and a collection of travel essays. Shook lives with his wife and chihuahua in Los Angeles, where he edits Molossus. He’s a competitive foosballer, miniature book collector, banjolele picker, and aspiring rapper. His moustache is sponsored by Oregon Wild Hair Moustache Wax, the most literary moustache wax in the world. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK Steinbeck won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962, two years after his driving tour across the continent and just months after the publication of Travels with Charley. His winning propelled Travels with Charley to the number one spot on the New York Times Best Seller List. In his acceptance speech he lauded “man’s proven capacity for greatness,” and challenged all writers to celebrate that greatness in their written work. For Steinbeck, that was literature’s ultimate purpose, and he compellingly articulated his opinion throughout his speech: “I hold that the writer who does not believe in the perfectibility of man has no dedication nor any membership in literature.” Born in Salinas, California on 27 February 1902, John Steinbeck witnessed man’s capacity for greatness in the fertile farmlands surrounding the agricultural hub town. While working those fields himself—notably in the company town of Spreckels, which boasted the world’s largest beet sugar processing plant—he witnessed many of man’s less noble attributes, including corporate and individual greed, the poor treatment of migrant workers, and the degradation of the physical environment, all themes he explored in his work. Buy a copy to keep reading!

Critical Companion to John Steinbeck

Critical Companion to John Steinbeck
A Literary Reference to His Life and Work

by Jeffrey D. Schultz,Luchen Li

  • Publisher : Infobase Publishing
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 417
  • ISBN : 1438108508
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Celebrates the American writer who in his works confronted and explored the social fabric of the United States in the early 20th century. More than 500 entries include synopses of his novels, short stories, and nonfiction; descriptions of his characters, details about family, friends, and associates.

Dogging Steinbeck

Dogging Steinbeck
How I Went in Search of John Steinbeck's America, Found My Own America, and Exposed the Truth About 'Travels With Charley'

by Bill Steigerwald

  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Pub
  • Release : 2012-12-14
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : 9781481078764
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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First Bill Steigerwald took John Steinbeck's classic "Travels With Charley" and used it as a map for his own cross-country road trip in search of America. Then he proved Steinbeck's iconic nonfiction book was a 50-year-old literary fraud. A true story about the triumph of truth."Steinbeck falsified his trip. I am delighted that you went deep into this.” -- Paul Theroux, Author of “The Tao of Travel: Enlightenments from Lives on the Road”"No book gave me more of a kick this year than Bill Steigerwald's investigative travelogue 'Dogging Steinbeck.'" -- Nick Gillespie, editor-in-chief of Reason.comBill Steigerwald had a brilliant plan for showing how much America has changed in the last half century -- or so he thought. He'd simply retrace the 10,000-mile route John Steinbeck took around the USA in 1960 for his beloved bestseller “Travels With Charley.” Then he'd compare the America he saw with the country Steinbeck described in his classic road book. But when the intrepid ex-newspaperman from Pittsburgh started researching Steinbeck's trip he uncovered a shocking literary scoop. Steinbeck's iconic nonfiction book was a fraud. “Travels With Charley” was not just full of fiction. It was a deceptive and dishonest account of the great novelist's actual road trip. Steigerwald made his own road trip exactly 50 years after Steinbeck did. Chasing and fact-checking Steinbeck's ghost for 11,276 miles and 43 days, meeting hundreds of ordinary Americans, often sleeping in the back of his car in Wal-Mart parking lots, he drove from Maine to California to Texas. Despite the Great Recession and national headlines dripping with gloom and doom, Steigerwald discovered an America along the Steinbeck Highway that was big, empty, rich, safe, clean, prosperous and friendly. He didn't just reaffirm his faith in America to withstand the long train of abuse from Washington and Wall Street, however. He also exposed the half-century-old myths of “Travels With Charley,” ruffled the PhDs of the country's top Steinbeck scholars and forced “Charley's” publisher to finally tell the truth. Steigerwald is a well-traveled journalist and veteran libertarian columnist. With the spirit of a teenage driver, a dogged pursuit of the facts and a refreshing point of view about America proudly located in the heart of Flyover Country not Manhattan, he spins the story of his ride with Steinbeck's ghost into a provocative, news-making and entertaining American road book.More Praise & Critiques"I still believe John Steinbeck is one of America's greatest writers and I still love 'Travels With Charley,' be it fact or fiction or, as Bill Steigerwald doggedly proved, both. While I disagree with a number of Steigerwald's conclusions, I don't dispute his facts. He greatly broadened my understanding of Steinbeck the man and the author, particularly during his last years. And, whether Steigerwald intended it or not, in tracking down the original draft of 'Travels With Charley' he made a significant contribution to Steinbeck's legacy. "Dogging Steinbeck" is a good honest book." -- Curt Gentry, Author of "Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders" (with Vincent Bugliosi)I wanted … first to express my personal admiration for the job you did. Second to tell you that you became a kind of a journalistic hero in my travel-story about Steinbeck, because you did such fantastic detailed research on the subject, and you did it alone, in sometimes-difficult circumstances. – Geert Mak, Dutch journalist/historian and author of “Reizen zonder John op zoek naar Amerika (Traveling Without John in Search of America)”

Travels with Judy

Travels with Judy
In Search of Steinbeck's America

by Vicki Cain,Kevin Stramer

  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Pub
  • Release : 2012-07-01
  • Pages : 188
  • ISBN : 9781477465844
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From September 23 – October 19, 2004,?Vicki Cain embarked on an arduous 10,000-mile road trip across America that retraced John Steinbeck's journey from his best-selling book, "Travels with Charley: In Search of America." She was curious to see how this vast country had changed since Steinbeck traveled it back in 1960. To keep her company, Vicki took along her beautiful, fluffy, other-dog-hating, personality-plus, bleu-merle Australian shepherd, Judy.Together Vicki and Judy braved mechanical failure, ate awesome BBQ, missed the Queen Mary 2, struggled with poor cell reception, locked themselves in a van, found God, encountered political protesters, bought jewelry, witnessed the wide-spread destruction of Hurricane Ivan, uncovered this country's racist past, sniffed some suspicious-smelling canines, straddled the Continental Divide, climbed every mountain, forded every stream, and succeeded where Steinbeck failed. This is their story. And they're sticking to it.

Steinbeck's Travel Literature

Steinbeck's Travel Literature
Essays in Criticism

by Tetsumaro Hayashi

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1980
  • Pages : 76
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck
The Contemporary Reviews

by Joseph R. McElrath, Jr,Jesse S. Crisler,Susan Shillinglaw

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2009-06-18
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN : 9780521114097
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A collection of contemporary reviews of Steinbeck's major works.

United Scenes of America

United Scenes of America
Travel Essays in the Time of COVID-19 and Other Wanderings

by Bryan Starchman

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2020-07-22
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In February of 2020, teacher and writer Bryan Starchman set out on a four month trek to visit all fifty states. It was the 60th anniversary of John Steinbeck's road trip that eventually became the travelogue "Travels with Charley: In Search of America" (1962). Nothing could stop Starchman as he packed his car, took a sabbatical from teaching high school, and headed east from California. Nothing, that is, except for a pandemic.Compiled for the first time, here are all of The Travels with Starchman articles that were featured on The National Steinbeck Center's travel blog and were originally published in the Mariposa Gazette (the longest continuously published weekly newspaper in the state of California). All twenty of the original articles have been expanded, detailing the further misadventures of traveling author Bryan Starchman as he searches for his America in the time of COVID-19.

Travels in America

Travels in America
A Large Print Anthology

by Roy Bongartz

  • Publisher : Macmillan Reference USA
  • Release : 1988
  • Pages : 488
  • ISBN : 9780816144129
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Shares impressions of each region of the U.S. by Edward Hoagland, John Steinbeck, Paul Theroux, James Audubon, Charles Dickens, Calvin Trillin, and John McPhee

The Red Pony

The Red Pony
A Book

by John Steinbeck

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 1994-10-01
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 1101659823
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Raised on a ranch in northern California, Jody is well-schooled in the hard work and demands of a rancher's life. He is used to the way of horses, too; but nothing has prepared him for the special connection he will forge with Gabilan, the hot-tempered pony his father gives him. With Billy Buck, the hired hand, Jody tends and trains his horse, restlessly anticipating the moment he will sit high upon Gabilan's saddle. But when Gabilan falls ill, Jody discovers there are still lessons he must learn about the ways of nature and, particularly, the ways of man.

Regional Geography and Travel Narratives Across America

Regional Geography and Travel Narratives Across America
A Book

by Rebecca Hope Woll

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck
From Salinas to Stockholm

by William McPheron,Stanford University. Libraries

  • Publisher : Stanford Univ Libraries
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 63
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Concise and illuminating summaries of each period of Steinbeck's life will appeal to those with a casual or historical interest in this towering literary figure.

Steinbeck Quarterly

Steinbeck Quarterly
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1993
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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San José Studies

San José Studies
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1985
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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American Travel and Empire

American Travel and Empire
A Book

by Susan P. Castillo,David Seed

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 285
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this collection leading scholars in the field examine the interfaces between narratives of travel and of empire. The term "American" is used here in the hemispheric sense and "American travel writing" includes both writing about America by visitors and writings by Americans abroad. Thecontributors are recognized specialists in different periods of American literature and travel writing. The essays explore the ways in which descriptions of the landscapes and peoples of colonized territories shaped perceptions of these areas; the transmission images and metaphors between colony andmetropole; the othering of non-scribal cultures as "primitive" or "wild"; the deployment of representations of encounters between European and other cultures in order to critique or reinforce European or American values and cultural practices; the tacit assumptions of cultural or economic hegemonyunderlying U.S. or European travel writing.