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    (Read) [The Long Valley] Author John Steinbeck I have to re examine my own writing every time I read a Steinbeck novel My trite phrasing and flat descriptions look like ugly stepchildren next to his princely prose Even this slim volume of four lesser known shor

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    DOWNLOAD ☆ THEYUPPYPUPPY.CO.UK ¼ John Steinbeck (Read) [The Long Valley] Author John Steinbeck Full Review to follow This book is among my top ten favorites Often overlooked these short stories are masterpieces of characterization dialogue and sense of place These are stories that may easily be read many times over

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    DOWNLOAD ☆ THEYUPPYPUPPY.CO.UK ¼ John Steinbeck John Steinbeck ¼ 1 READ CHARACTERS The Long Valley Unlike Steinbeck's other short story collection The Pastures of Heaven this book lacks thematic unity First published in 1938 many of the stories in the collection had been published previously The stories differ widely in tone and subject matter from the rather creepy The Snake to the prize winning The Murder to the fo

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    (Read) [The Long Valley] Author John Steinbeck DOWNLOAD ☆ THEYUPPYPUPPY.CO.UK ¼ John Steinbeck CHARACTERS The Long Valley Steinbeck's great storytelling style shines in this early collection of his short stories

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    DOWNLOAD ☆ THEYUPPYPUPPY.CO.UK ¼ John Steinbeck John Steinbeck ¼ 1 READ CHARACTERS The Long Valley I've read about half of this collection before in various places And I would agree that the best stories in The Long Valley are those which have been heavily anthologized But reading them again in the context of the whole collection was surprisingly enjoyable Here you get a wide range of Steinbeck's tone with a

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I m not a big fan of short stories but the stories in this collection are as well crafted as Steinbeck s longer fiction The characters settings and plots are authentic with the exception of a strange story about a pig which I just didn t get The stories deal with among other things the aftermath of a lynching suppressed dreams a husband in a literal and figurative harness a misguided and doomed view of manhood a brutal crime of passion and a oung boy just getting to know some of the harsher sides of life I particularly liked The White uail The Chrysanthemums The Murder and The Red Pony I listened to the audio book with excellent narration by Holter Graham and also read the interesting annotations in the Penguin paperback version of the collection The *Long Valley Was Published In 1938 The *Valley was published in 1938 The of its stories had previously appeared in various American magazines The stories themselves Saint Katy the Virgin being the exception a strangely whimsical tale set in mediaeval France are set in Steinbeck s birthplace the background for so much of his writing the Salinas Valley in California Apparently Steinbeck demanded that Saint Katy the Virgin be included in the collection and although I enjoyed it I have to admit that it does seem a bit of a puzzle alongside the rest In all the other stories Steinbeck does what Steinbeck can do like no other informs us about the human condition He uses symbolism to good effect and his descriptive imagery is admirably lean sometimes a tale s starkness certainly left this reader with a haunted almost desperate feeling However I never feel that Steinbeck is ever being wantonly bleak Above all Steinbeck is telling us stories about human beings and of their relationships to others He lets us make our own inferences The scholars critics and academics have it seems from the very start often been divided on their appraisal of these stories I m perfectly happy to let them go on arguing This collection is eminently readable and worthwhile Steinbeck s great storytelling style shines in this early collection of his short stories I have to re examine my own writing every time I read a Steinbeck novel My trite phrasing and flat descriptions look like ugly stepchildren next to his princely prose Even this slim volume of Four Lesser Known Short lesser known short is packed with some beautifully powerful writing The scenes are spare in their breadth but not in their ability to reach into our heart and imagination HOLD THE PRESSESI just discovered that my copy was truncated The Long Valley originally came with than twice the number of stories I ve been abridginated I loath abridged books Well it s not the books fault It s the publisher who s to blame Damn them to HadesOkay looks like I have some reading to do before I can do a proper review Full Review to follow This book is among my top ten favorites Often overlooked these short stories are masterpi. First published in 1938 this volume of stories collected with the encouragement of his longtime editor Pascal Covici serves as a wonderful introduction to the work of Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck Set in the beautiful Salinas Valley of California where simple. The Long ValleyEces of characterization dialogue and sense *OF PLACE THESE ARE STORIES THAT These are stories easily be read many times over I have four times The Red PonyThe Red Pony was originally published in this volume However readers will find haunting tales here that will linger far longer in their memory If ou admire Steinbeck pick up this volume Vol au-dessus d'un nid de coucou you ve likely not read You will treasure it Several excellent stories including the exceptional Johnny Bear 4 I m going to be lazy and uote Wikipedia The short stories were written over severalears and are set in Steinbeck s birthplace the Salinas Valley in California all but one They include the prize winning tale The Murder The Summer I Wasn't Me yikes The Chrysanthemums the representation of lynch mob violence in The Vigilante doubleikes and the classic Red Pony tales which was later published on its own I would also hi light here the devious passive agressive husband gets back at his wife account in The White uail I originally set out to read just one of these for a challenge then read the entire book because it revealed a different side of Steinbeck to me I found them surprising fascinating shocking and enjoyable side reads in between my other books What can I ask for As a native Californian I have loved all his novels set in this beautiful part of our state centered around a vanished way of life and this collection was part of our state centered around a vanished way of life and this collection was a generous serving of whipped topping on that body of workOn a side note I sing the praises of group challenge reads Not all turn out to my liking but I just love when I end up wallowing in books that I would not have read otherwise What a treat I also believe this would make a great audio book collection I came to John Steinbeck s The Long Valley in the heels of his excellent novella The Moon is Down Not having read any of Steinbeck s writing for ears there was just something soothing about his prose that made me reach for another work of his I must say that I was not disappointed The Long Valley is a collection of ten short stories published in 1938 The stories are The ChrysanthemumsThe White uailFlightThe SnakeBreakfastThe RaidThe HarnessThe VigilanteJohnny BearThe MurderAt 186 pages it provides a healthy dose of variety and a nice sampler of what Steinbeck as a writer was capable of Those familiar with Steinbeck s writing will discover some familiar subjects and locations especially the rolling California countryside where a lot of his work is set Yet while Steinbeck is undoubtedly famous for his work featuring the underdogs and the out of luck characters he has become well know for this collection of short stories explores a slightly darker side of his writing one I was unaware of until now The stories here are often dark in nature not that Of Mice and Men was a cheerful tale by any means and explore some darker thoughts inside the seemingly simple characters There are stories of abuse of murder of revenge Steinbeck is a People farm the land and struggle to find a place for themselves in the world these stories reflect Steinbeck’s characteristic interests the tensions between town and country laborers and owners past and present Included here are the O Henry Prize winning story.