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He wrote about poor people struggling to survive and about dispossessed people grappling for a piece of land they could call their own He wrote about inarticulate men groping to express truths locked in wordlessness He wrote about America the land and the people as though it were one living organism, and he did so eloquently than anyone since Walt Whitman In an extraordinarily prolific career that lasted fromto the s, John Steinbeck created stories and characters that, in the words of Pascal Covici, Jr this volume s editor, combine the gusto of Homer along with the thoughtfulness of Emerson The Portable Steinbeck is a grand sampling of this writer s most important works I like reading a little of a lot of stuff So if you want a quick intro to Steinbeck read this. includes his Nobel Prize Acceptance SpeechLanguage of Awareness from East of Edenshort stories The Affair at 7, Rue de M and How Mr Hogan Robbed a Bank Since I became aware of trigger warnings at university level literature classes, I ve had this nagging feeling that I d been done wrong early in my young reader life The Portable Steinbeck proves me, once again, correct The Portable Steinbeck is a suitcase s worth of material from Nobel winner and California native John Steinbeck The collection includes the novels The Red Pony and Of Mice and Men in their entireties The rest of my unremarkable classmates and I were assigned to read these two Since I became aware of trigger warnings at university level literature classes, I ve had this nagging feeling that I d been done wrong early in my young reader life The Portable Steinbeck proves me, once again, correct The Portable Steinbeck is a suitcase s worth of material from Nobel winner and California native John Steinbeck The collection includes the novels The Red Pony and Of Mice and Men in their entireties The rest of my unremarkable classmates and I were assigned to read these two timeless masterworks of American fiction in our, respectively, seventh and tenth grade English classes At the risk of triggering a spoiler, the titular red pony dies a painful, grotesque, lingering death by attrition just like so many of us will Jody, the boy who raises but never knows the joy of riding the pony, murders a buzzard seized in the act of slurping goop from the eye of the beloved pony s cadaver Later in this slim volume of verities, a ranch hand stuns a pregnant mare with two strikes of a ball peen hammer to the forehead and slices the mama horse s belly open As the child, and the adult I ve become, continues reading, the ranch hand extracts a bloody colt from the mama horse s belly and thrusts the slimy orphaned horse into the arms of boy Jody This Red Pony butchery, and George s mercy murder of his best friend, Lenny, in Of Mice and Men, are beautiful, bracing summations of all the richness that life has in store for the kid in seventh grade and for the old malcontent rereading from the formative canon Filling out some of the bulk of The Portable Steinbeck, gray John takes on the guise of the wise old white man sharing secrets of the mindful enlightened soul, and I m happy enough not to be spared that either As long as he s not writing racist stories about lazy, wine swilling Mexicans see my review of Tortilla Flat , Steinbeck is great I never read much Steinbeck before this summer, and I m sorry I ve missed him One of my favorites so far is the story Flight There s not a lot of dialogue or action, but the character changes so dramatically I m looking forward to teaching this