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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View all 3 comments. 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. Empathy seems a thing he can never experience until we see his wife give birthand even then, there is a nothing.
A um Deus Desconhecido by John Steinbeck (3 star ratings)
Try not to read the synopsis, because it’s far more revealing than it should be. This story also steeinbeck dark turns at almost every chance it got. Joseph is the brother who offers more layers. Joseph lo guardo irritato. The theme felt familiar and personal but I could never quite connect to the story or it’s deeper meaning.
The second and the third ones are deeply catholic, and therefore owe Father Angelo their spiritual salvation.
View all 6 comments. Delightful Steinbeck melodrama involving spiritually enhanced indigenous people, the sacrifice of animals of all kindsthe pathetic fallacy, and absolutely gorgeous descriptions of the Californian landscape. It was only his second full-length novel, and he worked on it over a period of five years, nearly scrapping it on more than one occasion. I read somewhere that this book represented Steinbeck’s own view on religion but that may not be true.
To a God Unknown
Books by John Steinbeck. I’m glad I did. His first novel, Cup of Gold, had hardly sold at all, and for five long years he divided his time between trying to sharpen a story which would ultimately defeat him, and trying to sell a story desdonhecido was faltering with to publishers who had no faith in him.
His later body of work reflected his wide range of interests, including marine biology, politics, religion, history, and mythology. An odd, often clumsy, but also fearless book.
The protagonist is grafted by his creator to the land, and Steinbeck is an avid guide, reading the topography and its changes like a mood-ring, drafting his American rustics to rise and fall depending. The Wayne family is protestant, and Burton, the most religious of the three brothers, feels uncomfortable on that land, which appears to him as heredic and consagrated to the devil.
Jan 04, Kim rated it really liked it Shelves: Steinbeck is steinnbeck with the Mexican characters that appear here, too. It was surprising to realize that the book is not so much intended to be a coherent story that spawns reader admiration, but rather, as Steinbeck himself put it, a complex mesh of his ideas joohn musings about life, death, and Its ambiguity, a novel written in ode to an unknown god, is what originally drew me to the book.
His later body of work reflected his wide range of interests, including marine biology, politics, religion, history, and mythology.
To a God Unknown by John Steinbeck
Although not yet as strong and defined as in his later works, the classic Steinbeck tone is still there, and, of course, it is set against the oft-revisited setting of the fertile farmlands of Central California. La sua fame di possesso si fece passione.
He develops a spiritual attachment to the land and practises unusual rituals to keep the land happy and prosperous. I really like John Steinbeck’s brain and his philosophies on human nature and this book is no exception.
If you take an outline of Campbell’s structural teachings in A Hero seinbeck a Thousand Faces, you can pretty much create chapter headings for To A God Unknown, and theosophical ideas of a patterned and structured universe, ordered by a shared human psychic connection are also prevalent. He believes in a revengeful and choleerc God, a not so tolerat one, and he feels like his brother is exposing them all to an undeserved punishment. He communes, talks, seeks advice and sacrifices to the Oak.
Like the protagonist, Joseph, I love and feel connected to nature in ateinbeck deep and a strong way. To ask other readers questions about A um Deus Desconhecidoplease sign up. But Wayne is convinced that it will never happen again to his land. He is passionate, yet dispassionate.
There is only one birth and only one death. I don’t know how to rate this book so I’m picking He develops a spiritual attachment to the land and practises unusual rituals to keep the land happy and prosperous.
Not in this book anyway – his life is another story. His catholic brother is very concerned about these pagan practises, believing it to be very dangerous. Forse un semidio vive di tanto in tanto sulla terra. Want to Read saving…. Steinbeck grew up in the Salinas Valley region of California, a culturally diverse place of rich migratory and immigrant history.
I would’ve stelnbeck better served reading this book in a club or a class to better think about the themes and symbolism. He is the classic image of the All American Male – driven by the animal instinct, capable of expressing feeling for everything except the things that matter most, reserved when he should be outspoken, outspoken when he should be silent, tearless, unmoved except by empty things.
Most of his earlier work dealt with subjects familiar to him from his formative years. In all, he wrote twenty-five books, including sixteen novels, six non-fiction books and several collections of short stories. This book has so much symbolism and layers of meaning that I will probably read it again to try to absorb everything. In his subsequent novels, Steinbeck found a more authentic voice by drawing upon direct memories of his life in California.
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. This was for sure a read, I’d normally wouldn’t pick up Not the best from the master, but secures its message well and provides scenes that are still humming in my memory. Others are more ready to make love with them.
Alison Smallwood A young man leaves the family farm to start out on his own in California and is soon joined by his siblings and their families due to the fertile …more A young man leaves the family farm to start out on his own in California and is soon joined by his siblings and their families due to the fertile soils. These pastoral passages can transport.