Title, A um Deus desconhecido. Colecção “Livros de bôlso Europa-América.” Author, John Steinbeck. Publisher, Publicações Europa-América, John Steinbeck’s friend Ed Ricketts, a marine biologist who wrote Sea of Cortez with Steinbeck. The character Doc in Cannery Row and Sweet Thursday was. To a God Unknown é um livro do escritor estadunidense John Steinbeck. Foi publicado em Em Portugal foi editado pelas edições “Livros do Brasil” com o título de “A um Deus Desconhecido”.

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A um Deus Desconhecido

I opened this book for the first time – one of the few Steinbeck novels I had not yet read – shortly after completing my own first attempt at writing a novel. I would like to read this book. Overall, it is certainly a worthwhile read. Muy bien como siempre, pero algo lejos de sus mejores libros.

Can anyone give me descohecido brief summary no spoilers please!

My yearning for a warm day on the Monterey bay. The more the story progressed the closer I grew to the characters, there was an event that I thought was really unnecessary and it kind of pissed me off because it was so sudden stenbeck kind of unrealistic. When I started this book, the plot felt dull and boring. Pregate per la terra! A beautiful treaty on religious tolerance, in a time in which being different means a threat.

Tiene todos los elementos que luego van a marcar la obra de Steinbeck: Perhaps the rush was his developing skill as a writer, as some theorize; perhaps it was a cathartic release. If I met Joseph Wayne in real life, I would be very unnerved and disturbed by him. It exactly shows Steinbeck growing into a mature and accomplished novelist There is no heart. Those were an incredibly trying five years for Steinbeck, during which time he weathered dssconhecido setbacks and rejections.


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May 24, Darwin8u rated it really liked it Shelves: 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. Most of his earlier work dealt with subjects steknbeck to him from his formative years. The result is a consistently present irony. When it comes to the setting, the book is four-dimentional.

Steinbeck’s dialogue, at this point in his life, was not as strong. Not dense stylistically but dense thematically, and to its detriment. Joseph broke in, “These were words to clothe a naked thing, and the thing is ridiculous in clothes.

Yet it is an outstanding example of how mood can be determined and sustained by great writing. This is certainly true here. In that way, it is a young man’s book, a little braver than even he may have realized at the time; and whether Steinbeck knew Melville’s comment “To write a great book, one must be able to write badly,” as I remember ithe steinbeco practicing it. Books by John Steinbeck. Man, I really want to give it at least another half star.

This upbringing imparted a regionalistic flavor to his writing, giving many of his works a distinct sense of place. I was u, by the deepth of humanity in every reaction of this people. According to one critical article I read, he wrote this book under the influence of Joseph Campbell.

What prevents me from giving this book a higher rating is that, in the scope of Steinbeck’s literary career, it is not very impressive. View all 4 comments.

Steinbeck’s characters shrink before the enormity of nature. His and Campbell’s friendship with theosophist, Ed Ricketts, also seems like a strong influence on this weird “divinely predestined” tale. Paga I’ll have to think about this one some more.

A um Deus Desconhecido by John Steinbeck (3 star ratings)

In all, he wrote twenty-five books, including sixteen novels, six non-fiction books and several collections of short stories.


If you’re a fan of ddesconhecido, you may enjoy this, too. View all 6 comments. I really want to give To a God Unknown more that desconhecidk stars, because it’s more than an average kind of novel. The characters were really hard to connect with. The characters do not gel together as flawlessly as those in most of his later works and the classical allusions to parallel stories and characters in the Bible are a bit shaky and somewhat inconsistent.

It was a bit hard to get into it because of this, it was a lot of descriptions of nature and how it was to live off the land. He died in in New York of a heart attack and his ashes are interred in Salinas. Jul 11, Hosanna rated it really liked it Shelves: I have mixed feelings about this book. This trait was unquestionably steinbbeck to be I’m glad I did.

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May 25, Po Po rated it liked it. In a somewhat puzzling but satisfying ending, the clock ticks backwards, and drawing from paganism the symbolic rock and ritual ceremony johjman proves that tseinbeck is indeed nature itself. Other than Joseph Wayne, what is most impressive about the novel is the focus on the Californian setting: Want to Read saving…. His book “The Grapes of Wrath” makes my all time top 10 list so it was fun to get back to him for the first time since “Trave While it has some of Steinbeck’s trademark descriptive powers, short though it is, I found the book a bit of a plod his first novel.