Bibliography (Magill's Survey of American Literature, Revised Edition)
Benton, Robert M. “The Ecological Nature of Cannery Row.” In Steinbeck: The Man and His Work, edited by Richard Astro and Tetsumaro Hayashi. Corvallis: Oregon State University Press, 1971.
French, Warren. John Steinbeck’s Fiction Revisited. New York: Twayne, 1994. Thoroughly revises French’s two other books in this Twayne series. Chapters on Steinbeck’s becoming a novelist, his relationship to modernism, his short fiction, his wartime fiction, and his final fiction. Includes chronology, notes, and annotated bibliography.
Hughes, R. S. John Steinbeck: A Study of the Short Fiction. Boston: Twayne, 1989. Divided into three sections: Steinbeck’s short stories, the author’s letters exploring his craft, and four critical commentaries. A good study of some of his lesser-known works which includes a chronology, a lengthy bibliography, and an index.
Lisca, Peter. The Wide World of John Steinbeck. New York: Gordian Press, 1958. An indispensable guide to Steinbeck’s work, published in 1958 and then updated with an “Afterword” examining the writer’s last novel The Winter of Our Discontent (1961). Admired and imitated, Lisca’s work set the standard for future Steinbeck studies.
McCarthy, Paul. John Steinbeck. New York: Frederick Ungar, 1980....
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