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The Resource Parallel expeditions : Charles Darwin and the art of John Steinbeck, Brian E. Railsback

Parallel expeditions : Charles Darwin and the art of John Steinbeck, Brian E. Railsback

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Parallel expeditions : Charles Darwin and the art of John Steinbeck
Title
Parallel expeditions
Title remainder
Charles Darwin and the art of John Steinbeck
Statement of responsibility
Brian E. Railsback
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This first study of Darwin's influence on one of America's most popular authors covers the entire range of John Steinbeck's works from Cup of Gold (1929) to America and Americans (1966). Examining both the fiction and non-fiction works from a Darwinian viewpoint, Dr. Railsback demonstrates Steinbeck's careful dramatization of the human as animal - the signature conception of a Nobel Prize-winning author. Parallel Expeditions explores how Darwin and Steinbeck defined what it is to be human. Dr. Railsback clarifies the most profound current running through Steinbeck's art by providing an analysis that credits the novelist with a thorough, sometimes painful, understanding of the human's place in the ecosystem. Darwin's revolution in science became Steinbeck's revolution in literature. The resulting holistic perspective is still very relevant, even critical, today
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Railsback, Brian E
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Steinbeck, John
  • Darwin, Charles
  • Literature and science
  • American fiction
  • Evolution (Biology) in literature
  • Social Darwinism in literature
  • Evolution in literature
  • Biology in literature
Label
Parallel expeditions : Charles Darwin and the art of John Steinbeck, Brian E. Railsback
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [141]-147) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Grasping for "What Actually 'Is'" -- 2. Homage to the "Older Method" -- 3. Beasts at the Door -- 4. Misogyny or Sexual Selection? -- 5. From Homo Sapiens to Human -- Evolution of a Hero -- 6. The Darwinian Grapes of Wrath
Control code
31782465
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 156 pages
Isbn
9780893011772
Lccn
94045896
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1681167
Label
Parallel expeditions : Charles Darwin and the art of John Steinbeck, Brian E. Railsback
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [141]-147) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Grasping for "What Actually 'Is'" -- 2. Homage to the "Older Method" -- 3. Beasts at the Door -- 4. Misogyny or Sexual Selection? -- 5. From Homo Sapiens to Human -- Evolution of a Hero -- 6. The Darwinian Grapes of Wrath
Control code
31782465
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 156 pages
Isbn
9780893011772
Lccn
94045896
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1681167

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