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By Jay McInerney

Initially released through Atlantic per month Press in 1988, and now reissued through Grove Press, The tale of My Life by way of Jay McInerney is a hilarious, sobering portrait of Nineteen Eighties ny urban that includes twenty-something actress Alison Poole and her coterie of club-hopping, coke-addicted acquaintances. during this breathlessly paced novel, McInerney revisits the nocturnal long island of Bright lighting, large City. Alison Poole is a budding actress already fatally good versed in hopping the golf equipment, procuring Chanel, falling out and in of lust, and abusing different people’s charge cards. As Alison races towards emotional breakdown, McInerney supplies us a humorous but oddly touching portrait of a postmodern Holly Golightly coming to phrases with a global during which every little thing is authorized and not anything relatively issues.

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As much as any other American novelist, Steinbeck was attracted to and involved in the stage and the cinema. After the war, he began the major work that critics and the public were expecting after The Grapes of Wrath. The work was eventually to be East of Eden (1952), a long generational novel into which Steinbeck poured much of his own personal experience and which he regarded as his major work and expression of whatever he had learned over the years. The public did not share Steinbeck’s regard, and the novel is perBiography of John Steinbeck 9 haps best known today in its film version, starring the cult figure James Dean.

It is interesting to note that even some stories that would go on to become classics of the form, such as “The Chrysanthemums,” met with mixed reviews. Soskin, for example, called the story “weak” and argued that “Steinbeck’s traffic with sophisticated women and female emotion in these stories is his weak point. The only women he does well are mothers, ranch wives, eccentrics, and clods” (135). For his own part, Steinbeck was deeply stung by the critical response to his work. Under his bluster, he was a deeply sensitive man, Critical Reception 27 prone to depression and self-doubt, and he took bad reviews to heart.

Works Cited Ditsky, John. John Steinbeck and the Critics. Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2000. , ed. ” Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2000. , Jesse S. Crisler, and Susan Shillinglaw, eds. John Steinbeck: The Contemporary Reviews. New York: Cambridge UP, 1996. Parini, Jay. John Steinbeck. New York: Henry Holt, 1995. Steinbeck, John. Journal of a Novel: The “East of Eden” Letters. New York: Viking Press, 1969. Critical Reception 37 “Roar Like a Lion”: The Historical and Cultural Contexts of the Works of John Steinbeck Jennifer Banach When John Steinbeck was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1962, he expressed, quite humbly, that he was uncertain if he deserved the honor ahead of so many of his colleagues.

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