The Long Valley (PDF)


The Long Valley

The Long Valley Download Ú PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ter; the tensions between town and city labourers and owners past and present Included here are the celebrated tales THE MURDERER and THE CHRYSANTHEMUM. Unlike Steinbeck s other short story collection The Pastures of Heaven this book lacks thematic unity First published in 1938 many of the stories in the collection had been published previously The stories differ widely in tone and subject matter from the rather creepy The Snake to the prize winning The Murder to the four stories which make up The Red Pony What the stories share is their Salinas Valley location wonderfully descriptive prose unsentimental depiction of the beauty and terror of the natural world and a compassion for human frailty A worthwhile read for Steinbeck completists

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The Long Valley Download Ú PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ple people farm the land and struggle to find a place for themeselves in the world these stories reflect many of the concerns key to Steinbeck as a wri. The Long Valley was published in 1938 The majority of its stories had previously appeared in various American magazines The stories themselves Saint Katy the Virgin being the exception a strangely whimsical tale set in mediaeval France are set in Steinbeck s birthplace the background for so much of his writing the Salinas Valley in California Apparently Steinbeck demanded that Saint Katy the Virgin be included in the collection and although I enjoyed it I have to admit that it does seem a bit of a puzzle alongside the rest In all the other stories Steinbeck does what Steinbeck can do like no other informs us about the human condition He uses symbolism to good effect and his descriptive imagery is admirably lean sometimes a tale s starkness certainly left this reader with a haunted almost desperate feeling However I never feel that Steinbeck is ever being wantonly bleak Above all Steinbeck is telling us stories about human beings and of their relationships to others He lets us make our own inferences The scholars critics and academics have it seems from the very start often been divided on their appraisal of these stories I m perfectly happy to let them go on arguing This collection is eminently readable and worthwhile

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The Long Valley Download Ú PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free This classic collection of short stories serves as the ideal introduction to Steinbeck's work Set in the idyllic Salinas Valley in California where sim. I have to re examine my own writing every time I read a Steinbeck novel My trite phrasing and flat descriptions look like ugly stepchildren next to his princely prose Even this slim volume of four lesser known short stories is packed with some beautifully powerful writing The scenes are spare in their breadth but not in their ability to reach into your heart and imagination HOLD THE PRESSESI just discovered that my copy was truncated The Long Valley originally came with than twice the number of stories I ve been abridginated I loath abridged books Well it s not the books fault It s the publisher who s to blame Damn them to HadesOkay looks like I have some reading to do before I can do a proper review

  • Paperback
  • 233
  • The Long Valley
  • John Steinbeck
  • English
  • 04 April 2020
  • 9780141185514

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    Read The Long Valley John Steinbeck õ 2 Read & download Free read Ê PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free õ John Steinbeck I have to re examine my own writing every time I read a Steinbeck novel My trite phrasing and flat descriptions look like ugly stepchildren next to his princely prose Even this slim volume of four lesser known short stories is packed

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    The Long Valley (PDF) I'm not a big fan of short stories but the stories in this collection are as well crafted as Steinbeck's longer fiction Th

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    The Long Valley (PDF) Free read Ê PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free õ John Steinbeck I came to John Steinbeck's The Long Valley in the heels of his excellent novella The Moon is Down Not having read any of Steinbeck's writing for years there was just something soothing about his prose that made me reach for another work of his I must say that I was not disappointed The Long Valley is a collection of ten short stories published in 1938 The stories are The ChrysanthemumsThe White uailFlightThe SnakeBreakfastThe Rai

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    Free read Ê PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free õ John Steinbeck John Steinbeck õ 2 Read & download The Long Valley (PDF) Full Review to follow This book is among my top ten favorites Often overlooked these short stories are masterpieces of characterization dialogue and sense of place These are stories that may easily be read many times over I have four times The Red PonyThe Red Pony was originally published in this volume However

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    The Long Valley (PDF) The Long Valley was published in 1938 The majority of its stories had previously appeared in various American mag

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    John Steinbeck õ 2 Read & download The Long Valley (PDF) Unlike Steinbeck's other short story collection The Pastures of Heaven this book lacks thematic unity First published in 1938 many of the stories in the collection had been published previously The stories differ w

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    Free read Ê PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free õ John Steinbeck The Long Valley (PDF) Several excellent stories including the exceptional 'Johnny Bear'

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    The Long Valley (PDF) Steinbeck's great storytelling style shines in this early collection of his short stories

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    The Long Valley (PDF) John Steinbeck õ 2 Read & download Free read Ê PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free õ John Steinbeck I've read about half of this collection before in various places And I would agree that the best stories in The Long Valley are those which have been heavily anthologized But reading them again in the context of the whole collection was surpris

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