By Barbara A. Heavilin
Celebrating the short lifetime of a tender student devoted to Steinbeck reviews, this assortment gathers essays from numerous vantage issues together with aesthetic, feminist, moral, and comparative views. incorporated during this quantity are works by way of acclaimed poets, in addition to insightful readings of a bit recognized early brief tale and an unsuccessful novel by way of Steinbeck.
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And, in Addison’s style, he provides the reader a description of his appearance and attire, followed by a brief musing on the mind’s capacity for doing two things at once as he is interrupted by Charley’s amorous adventure with “a rather stout and bedizened Pomeranian of the female persuasion” (41). Steinbeck’s feeling of affinity for Addison goes beyond imitation and a desire for a style like that of this eighteenth-century writer, who “plays the instrument of language as Casals plays a cello” (37).
Chapter 4 29 Youngren observes that Addison labors “to express his deepening sense of the complexity of the mind’s action, as it responds through time to the greatness, beauty, and novelty found in the natural world”—qualities that the writer finally calls the “‘Pleasures of the imagination, which arise from the actual View and Survey of outward Objects” (3:550) (280). Steinbeck describes such “Pleasures of the imagination” and the experience of the sublime when he visits Wisconsin on “a fair autumn day, .
New York: Penguin, 1996. 4 “Only through Imitation Do We Develop towards Originality” Reflections of Addison’s Spectator in Steinbeck’s Travels with Charley Barbara A. Heavilin Taylor University Only through imitation do we develop towards originality. ” —John Steinbeck in Travels with Charley in Search of America Very early I conceived a love for Joseph Addison which I have never lost. He plays the instrument of language as Casals plays a cello. I do not know whether he influenced my prose style, but I could hope he did.
A John Steinbeck Reader: Essays in Honor of Stephen K. George by Barbara A. Heavilin