Tortilla flat

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Adopting the structure and themes of the Arthurian legend, John Steinbeck created a "Camelot" on a shabby hillside above the town of Monterey, California, and peopled it with a colorful band of knights. At the center of the tale is Danny, whose house, like Arthur's castle, becomes a gathering place for men looking for adventure, camaraderie, and a sense of belonging--men who fiercely resist the corrupting tide of honest toil and civil rectitude.   As Nobel Prize winner Steinbeck chronicles their deeds--their multiple lovers, their wonderful brawls, their Rabelaisian wine-drinking--he spins a tale as compelling and ultimately as touched by sorrow as the famous legends of the Round Table, which inspired him.
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ISBN:
9780140042405
078873976
9780140187403
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Grouped Work ID bf5446c4-fec1-9443-9007-c0d0604ebfdf
Full title tortilla flat
Author steinbeck john
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-17 04:46:41AM
Last Indexed 2018-05-21 04:40:39AM

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auth_author2 McDonough, John
author Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968.
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display_description "Written in a simple, lucid prose humorously reminiscent of Sir Thomas Malory's style, this episodic tale concerns the poor but carefree 'paisano' Danny and his friends Pillon, Pablo, Big Joe Portagee, Jesus Maria Corcoran, and the old Pirate, all of whom gather in Danny's house, which Steinbeck tells us 'was not unlike the Round Table.' The novel (accepted after nine publishers had turned it down) contrasts the complexities of modern civilization with the simple life of the 'paisanos.' There is in the story Steinbeck's usual glorification of irresponsibility when joined with kindness." Herzberg. reader's Ency of Am Lit. *** "Adopting the structure and themes of the Arthurian legend, Steinbeck created a 'Camelot' on shabby hillside above Monterey on the California coast and peopled it with a colorful band of knights. As Steinbeck chronicles their thoughts and emotions, temptations and lusts, he spins a tale as compelling, and ultimately as touched by sorrow, as the famous legends of the Round Table."
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subject_facet Audiobooks (CD), Hispanic Americans -- California -- Monterey -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD), Hispanic Americans -- Fiction, Monterey (Calif.) -- Fiction, Monterey (Calif.) -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD), Poor -- California -- Monterey -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD), Poverty -- California -- Monterey -- Fiction
title_display Tortilla flat
title_full Tortilla flat [classic] / John Steinbeck, Tortilla flat [sound recording] / by John Steinbeck
title_short Tortilla flat
topic_facet Audiobooks (CD), Hispanic Americans, Poor, Poverty