The Pastures of Heaven

The Pastures of Heaven By John Steinbeck, The Pastures of Heaven Each of these delightful interconnected tales is devoted to a family living in a fertile valley on the outskirts of Monterey California and the effects that one particular family has on them all Ste
  • Title: The Pastures of Heaven
  • Author: John Steinbeck
  • ISBN: 9780141186092
  • Page: 457
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Pastures of Heaven By John Steinbeck, Each of these delightful interconnected tales is devoted to a family living in a fertile valley on the outskirts of Monterey, California, and the effects that one particular family has on them all Steinbeck tackles two important literary traditions here American naturalism, with its focus on the conflict between natural instincts and the demand to conform to society s noEach of these delightful interconnected tales is devoted to a family living in a fertile valley on the outskirts of Monterey, California, and the effects that one particular family has on them all Steinbeck tackles two important literary traditions here American naturalism, with its focus on the conflict between natural instincts and the demand to conform to society s norms, and the short story cycle Set in the heart of Steinbeck land , the lush Californian valleys.
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    1. John Steinbeck

      John Steinbeck III was an American writer He wrote the Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Grapes of Wrath, published in 1939 and the novella Of Mice and Men, published in 1937 In all, he wrote twenty five books, including sixteen novels, six non fiction books and several collections of short stories In 1962 Steinbeck received the Nobel Prize for Literature.Steinbeck grew up in the Salinas Valley region of California, a culturally diverse place of rich migratory and immigrant history This upbringing imparted a regionalistic flavor to his writing, giving many of his works a distinct sense of place Steinbeck moved briefly to New York City, but soon returned home to California to begin his career as a writer Most of his earlier work dealt with subjects familiar to him from his formative years An exception was his first novel Cup of Gold which concerns the pirate Henry Morgan, whose adventures had captured Steinbeck s imagination as a child.In his subsequent novels, Steinbeck found a authentic voice by drawing upon direct memories of his life in California Later he used real historical conditions and events in the first half of 20th century America, which he had experienced first hand as a reporter Steinbeck often populated his stories with struggling characters his works examined the lives of the working class and migrant workers during the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression His later body of work reflected his wide range of interests, including marine biology, politics, religion, history, and mythology One of his last published works was Travels with Charley, a travelogue of a road trip he took in 1960 to rediscover America He died in 1968 in New York of a heart attack and his ashes are interred in Salinas.Seventeen of his works, including The Grapes of Wrath 1940 , Cannery Row 1945 , The Pearl 1947 , and East of Eden 1952 , went on to become Hollywood films, and Steinbeck also achieved success as a Hollywood writer, receiving an Academy Award nomination for Best Story in 1944 for Alfred Hitchcock s Lifeboat.

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    1. If there is something that will remain embedded in my mind about this collection of short stories is that there is no such thing as an earthly paradise but rather a barren land brought to life by the joys and miseries of its inhabitants In his second book, Steinbeck manages to demystify the natural resources of the physical place in favor of the characters that populate it with all their prejudices and superstitions, generosity and disinterested fellowship, idealized aspirations and humble dream [...]

    2. All sorts of mental sickness and disbalance and social maladaptation are represented here Even though it s a classic it s not my cup of tea Mothers killing their daughters, neurotics of all sexes, child problems, even a father hoarding his daughter s virginity, gosh This is not the sort of things one looks for in books Beautiful language, even though I didn t think highly of the subject in many cases.Q He had been pleased with the funeral c I wasn t pleased with this book Q Shark had never known [...]

    3. 4 Steinbeck is the man Well, one of them anyway It is always a pleasure spending time with his prose and this was no exception Katherine was not pretty, but she had the firm freshness of a new weed, and the bridling vigor of a young mare Alice grew and became and beautiful Her skin was as lucent and rich as poppies her black hair had the soft crispness of fern stems, her eyes were misty skies of promise I read that the third Mrs Steinbeck typed his manuscripts and I can t help but wonder if he [...]

    4. While Cup of Gold was John Steinbeck s first novel, and he spent five years working on To A God Unknown before putting it aside, The Pastures of Heaven, published in 1932, was the world s introduction to Steinbeck, whose social insight and intellectual depth are woven into stories about the struggle for survival in and around Steinbeck s hometown of Salinas This novel consists of ten tales set in a thinly veiled version of Corral de Tierra, a valley in the hills twelve miles from Monterey, which [...]

    5. Where John Steinbeck is concerned, I m an unapologetic fan Having only made his acquaintance relatively recently after a visit to Monterey prompted me to read Cannery Row, I ve fallen in love with his clean prose and striking use of imagery, his powerful evocation of place, his ability to turn ordinary people into memorable characters and the deep humanity which is at the heart of his writing This was the second of Steinbeck s works to be published It s a short story cycle in which each of the s [...]

    6. I feel that Steinbeck s short stories are overlooked because they re simple without being simplistic and they plod along at a pace that can feel like watching crops grow The Pastures of Heaven was written before he became a star and you can trace the outlines of what was to come.The setting is a valley that a Spanish Corporal finds while chasing runaway Indian slaves He s so taken by what he sees that he christens the valley Las Pasturas del Cielo or The Pastures of Heaven From the limited geogr [...]

    7. It was a week before the soldiery found escaped Indians , but they were discovered at last practicing abominations in the bottom of a ferny canyon in which a stream flowed that is, the twenty heretics were fast asleep in attitudes of abandon.The outraged military seized them and in spite of their howlings attached them to a long slender chain Then the column turned about and headed for Carmel again to give the poor neophytes a chance at repentance in the clay pits chapter I When it was done, he [...]

    8. Although this book isn t nearly as popular as Steinbeck s classics, it does possess the same great literary voice that made the author so popular I loved the weaving of inter related short stories and all the odd characters that appeared throughout This book is further proof that just about anything Steinbeck wrote is worth reading.

    9. In 1919, Sherwood Anderson published a collection of short stories centering around a town The book was called Winesburg, Ohio It remained popular into the 1930s Around this time, a young journalist named Elizabeth Ingels developed an idea of interconnected stories similar to Anderson s work, but based in California She mentioned the idea to a young writer named John Steinbeck At the time, Steinbeck was struggling with his first novel the later published To a God Unknown and had managed to publi [...]

    10. Esta serie de cuentos interconectados podr a ser la obra maestra de cualquier otro escritor, pero dentro del canon deJohn STEINBECK apenas queda como una obra menor Con recursos muy simples que no simplistas el ganador del Nobel describe magistralmente el conflicto entre la naturaleza y la sociedad Adem s de la ubicaci n geogr fica Las Pasturas del Cielo , un valle de ensue o en el estado de California , la unidad de estas narraciones se establece por la aparici n recurrente de Bert MUNROE, un c [...]

    11. 4.5 stars.I always love reading Steinbeck.This is a short novel about the different inhabitants of a southern Californian rural community called the Pasture of Heaven.My copy of this short book is yellowed from age it was printed in 1986 and I bought it second hand from some used bookstore a long time ago for 2.99 It was in dearly used shape when I purchased it and then it has sat in my house and moved with me to numerous locations over the years and been exposed to smoke and dirt and now is yel [...]

    12. C est un bon recit de la vie quotidienne des habitants de village les p turages du ciel.Le grand crivain john steinbeck d crit ces familles de fermiers avec passion , tendresse et humour.Des personnages divers ressemble le paysage magnifique.J appr cie beaucoup le style de l criture.C est beau, c est mouvant, c est dr le chaque famille a le droit a son lot de soucisTATIONS SUR LES P TURAGES DU CIEil 1 Vous n tes qu une cr ation de mon esprit rsonne n a plus d ordres me donner je ne fais pas ce q [...]

    13. This is a collection of stories about morons What i mean by that, is that everyone is engagingly simple, good country people, and their amusement and fear is what makes this story tick They are all good farmers, moral people without having the dredge of scripted morality, and finally adept to the understandings of both the simplicity of their environment as well as each other s characters Simplicity drives them, and degardes all progression, for the better Hence, the maybe unfair moniker of moro [...]

    14. My journey through the lesser works of John Steinbeck yields another minor gem Another reviewer refers to The Pastures of Heaven as Steinbeck s first book, and although that s not true, it might as well be Cup of Gold, his actual first book, is a steaming pile, for sure.Anyway, this one is a whole lot better than Cup of Gold Steinbeck wasn t suited for pirate stories, and The Pastures of Heaven finds my longtime favorite American novelist in much comfortable territory, namely California, where [...]

    15. I read an Arabic Translation to it didn t enjoy it that much While each chapter was considered an individual short story the Pastures of Heaven is considered only a background to all those individual stories with rare interaction of characters in other chapters

    16. The Pastures of Heaven is the first of Steinbeck s California works, set in the farm country near his hometown of Salinas Published in 1932, this work precedes his popularity and financial success, but introduces the reader to Steinbeck s style and the genesis of the themes that he explores in later, better known novels In this collection of short stories, we meet a community of families living in a beautiful verdant valley full of promise, finding that life can be rather ugly, and their own imp [...]

    17. In his early California novels, Steinbeck focused on the land he loved and the people who lived there The Pastures of Heaven which is based on a real valley and whose characters have roots in real people is one of those novels and uses the same format he employed in Tortilla Flat and Cannery Row a collection of stories around an organizing theme One of his earliest books, The Pastures of Heaven, focuses on the people who work the land and live in its town The stories are fairly independent there [...]

    18. He did not often think of people as individuals, but rather as antidotes for the poison of his loneliness, as escapes from the imprisoned ghosts John Steinbeck made his way in my to read list when I discovered MegDia s song Monster , that is supposed to have been written after East of Eden That time, I wasn t aware of the impact that this author will have on me.No matter what book I read written by him, he changes something in me He makes me hate every material and finite thing, he makes me year [...]

    19. Disclosure I am an unapologetic, hopeless Steinbeck addict I cannot recall him ever writing a bad word and have found enrichment in the than 20 books of his I have digested.This short novel spins a series of interesting stories set against the Salinas Monterey Carmel locale where so many of Steinbeck s major works are set He offers up the history of a unique valley from its initial settlement through succeeding generations, protraying ironies, tragedies and triumphs Better than just about any A [...]

    20. L uomo non vuol soltanto vivere e riprodursi Egli vuole anche lasciare un ricordo di s , una prova, forse, che realmente esistito E lascia la sua prova sul legno, sulla pietra o, addirittura, sulla vita degli altri Questo desiderio profondo c in tutti noi, dal ragazzo che scrive parole oscene sui muri al Budda che incide la propria immagine nella mente dei popoli La vita cos irreale che noi non siamo mai sicuri di esistere Ed questo che Steinbeck fa in questo libro permette a ogni personaggio di [...]

    21. John Steinbeck painted vivid pictures of the inhabitants of Las Pasturas del Cielo His narrative draws you in immediately Each of the short stories had its own poignant irony My favorite story was the one about The Whiteside Family.

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