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From: A Study Guide to Steinbeck (Part II)[(essay date 1979) In the following essay, Simmonds provides composition background, summarizes critical reaction, outlines the plot, and offers critical commentary on Sweet Thursday.] I. Background In early November...
From: The Mississippi Quarterly[(essay date 1977) In the following essay, referring to March's story "Personal Letter," Simmonds explores March's use of his own experience in composing his fiction.] William March's short story "Personal Letter,"...
From: The Two Worlds of William March[(essay date 1984) In the following excerpt, Simmonds discusses the major themes and conflicts that determined March's fiction and his life.] The novelist John Gardner, discussing the mysteries of the creative...
From: Ball State University Forum[(essay date 1975) In the following essay, Simmonds explores the origins, themes, characters, and structure of Company K.] On 25 July 1917, just over three months after America's entry into World War I and a fortnight...
From:Twentieth-Century Romance & Historical Writers (3rd ed.)Patrick White, the 1973 Nobel Laureate and the grand old man of Australian letters, spearheaded the astonishing Antipodean literary movement which has developed since the end of World War II. Although a third-generation...
From:Twentieth-Century Romance & Historical Writers (3rd ed.)John Steinbeck's chief claim to fame is as a writer of the realist school, and as a chronicler of the contemporary American scene of the 1920s and 1930s. He did, however, write two historical novels. These two works...
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