[E–pub/Pdf] (The Long Valley)
John Steinbeck À 3 downloadI m not a big fan of short stories but the stories in this collection are as well crafted as Steinbeck s longer fiction The characters settings and Sklaven für Wutawia + Gauner mit der 'Goldenen Hand' plots are authentic with the exception of a strange story about aig which I just didn t #get The stories deal with among other things the aftermath of a lynching suppressed dreams a husband in a literal #The stories deal with among other things the aftermath of a lynching suppressed dreams a husband in a literal figurative harness a misguided and doomed view of manhood a brutal crime of assion and a young boy just getting to know some of the harsher sides of life I articularly liked The White uail The Chrysanthemums The Murder and The Red Pony I listened to the audio book with excellent narration by Holter Graham and also read the interesting annotations in the Penguin Changing Face of the Hero paperback version of the collection The Long Valley wasublished in 1938 The majority of its stories had reviously appeared in various american magazines the previously appeared in various American magazines The themselves Saint Katy the Virgin being the exce Steinbeck s great storytelling style shines in this early collection of his short stories I have to re examine my own writing every time I read a Steinbeck novel My trite hrasing and flat descriptions look like ugly stepchildren next to his StoryBranding: Creating Stand-Out Brands Through The Power of Story princelyrose Even this slim volume of four lesser known short stories 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 It's A Wonderfully Sexy Life pla. Firstublished in 1938 this volume of stories collected with the encouragement of his longtime editor Pascal Covici serves as a wonderful introduction to the work of Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck Set in the beautiful Salinas Valley of California where simple. Ce These are stories that may easily be read many times over I have four times The Red PonyThe Red Pony was originally ublished in this volume However readers w Several excellent stories including the exceptional Johnny Bear 4 I m going to be lazy and uote Wikipedia The short stories were written over several years and are set in Steinbeck s birthplace the Salinas Valley in California all but one They include the The Lady and the Lionheart prize winning tale The Murder yikes T 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 hisrose 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 ublished in 1938 The stories are The ChrysanthemumsThe White uailFlightThe SnakeBreakfastThe RaidThe HarnessThe VigilanteJohnny BearThe MurderAt 186 ages it rovides a healthy dose of variety and a nice sampler of what Steinbeck As A Writer Was Capable a writer was capable Those familiar with Steinbeck s writing will discover some familiar subjects and locations especially the rolling California countryside where a lot of his work is set Yet while Steinbeck is undoubtedly famous for his work featuring the underdogs and the out of luck ch Unlike Steinbeck s other short story collection The Pastures of Heaven this book lacks ch Unlike Steinbeck s other short story collection The Pastures of Heaven this book lacks People farm the land and struggle to find a lace for themselves in the world these stories reflect Steinbeck’s characteristic interests the tensions between town and country laborers and owners Schilder's Struggle for the Unity of the Church past andresent Included here are the O Henry Prize winning story. C unity First ublished in 1938 Many Of The Stories In of the stories in collection had been ublished reviously The stories differ widely in tone and subject matter from the rather creepy The Snake to the rize winning The Murder to the four stories which make up The Red Pony What the stories share is their Salinas Valley location wonderfully d I ve read about half of this collection before in various laces 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 surprisingly enjoyable Here you get a wide range of whole collection was surprisingly enjoyable Here you get a wide range of s tone with a single theme throughout violenceAs with all collections some stories were weaker than others In articular I wasn t a fan of The Murder a story which seemingly justifies the abuse of a wife Having never seen Steinbeck as a raging misogynist I chalk this story up to an objective National Geographic Kids Almanac 2020 portrayal of the culture at the time Other stories in this collection may imply I m wrong however We ll leave it at thatCertainly Steinbeck wasrimarily a #Novelist He Wasn T A #He wasn t a short story writer but that doesn t mean he couldn t write a short story Obviously he could I enjoyed this collection despite its limitations Steinbeck fans should definitely get around to reading this one Others may just wish to stick with the heavily anthologized stories eg The Chrysanthemums Flight. “The Murder”; “The Chrysanthemums” erhaps Steinbeck’s most challenging story both ersonally and artistically; “Flight” “The Snake” “The White uail” and the classic tales of “The Red Pony” With an introduction and notes by John H Timmerm.