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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I really want to give To a God Unknown more that three stars, because it’s more than an average kind of novel. I also have a strong sense of the sacred that permeates my everyday experiences; Joseph seems always distrac Continuing in my quest to read all of Steinbeck Sometimes I stop and savor each sentence, particularly in descriptive passages, and the perfection with which he deesconhecido is unbelievable. 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 he was faltering with to publishers who had no faith in him.
And the resolution is both inevitable, satisfying, and unsettling at the same time.
A um Deus desconhecido – John Steinbeck – Google Books
He is a mix of acceptance, enthusiasm, spirituality and at last dispair. To a God Unknown by John Steinbeck. With atmospheric descriptions of the landscape and sparse dialogue, Steinbeck builds a whole universe, the history of mankind in little more than two hundred pages. In both its length and the complexity of its symbolism, To a God Unknown is certainly more accessible than Steinbeck’s more celebrated longer works, such as The Grapes of Wrath or East of Eden, but it is in no way a comprehensive sample of Steinbeck’s essential style and literary voice.
Books by John Steinbeck. An exception was his first novel Cup of Gold which concerns the pirate Henry Morgan, whose adventures had captured Steinbeck’s imagination as a child. Quotes from To a God Unknown. In his subsequent novels, Steinbeck found a more authentic voice by drawing upon direct memories of his life in California. Further, Joseph, while consistently compared to Christ by everyone around him, does not seem capable of true love for anything that is real.
The main character seemed hard to understand or connect with, and ultimately it became a labour to finish this book. Crede in Dio Joseph Wayne, ma non spera in Dio: Over-brimming with symbolism, allegorical patterns and wisdom of the kind that is bred with life experience, this novel is a delicious moral tale about the perennial aspects of earthly life and the all-abiding energy that bond mankind to the land, for better or worse.
A um Deus Desconhecido
Ma non ho intenzione di aprire una diatriba religiosa. But blessings can turn into curses, and the rains that showered the valley with blossoming abundance suddenly dewconhecido dry, turning a fecund land into a sterile, parched desert where death and desolation obliterate all trace of bygone love and fortune. Unlike Steinbeck’s later works, the story is heavily surrealistic johh relies on the mystical; it attempts to fluidly coexist with reality but fails to do so, and thus, the dichotomy fails and leaves the whole story hanging in some sort of uncomfortable limbo.
Jul 11, Hosanna rated it really liked it Shelves: It relies, mostly, in the fact that the universe means different things to each character and each one is faithful to what keeps him calm: I would like to read this book.
She gave up her whole life to help him with his writing, typing up the manuscripts on demand, working round the clock as secretary. The detached writing style added a sinister element to these common steinbsck events and conversations.
Being a young and inexperienced author, Steinbeck may have thought it would be easier to build on an existing storyline and set of characters, despite the fact that the source itself did not receive many accolades.
Seeing that Steinbeck’s latter works tended to be pretty biographical, I got the book, curious to see whether it gave any insight into how Steinbeck viewed religion or his faith. So much is veiled, and the veil is never torn, either for the protag or the author. Paganism pushes man and nature to be one, and Christianity wants to push man and religion together, bypassing nature. The humans cry, but the sun laughs on. She was even the one who suggested “The Grapes of Wrath” as a title for Steinbeck’s most well known book.
There are indians, portuguese and mexicans living in the surroundings. Without giving everything away, a cryptic anthropomorphism in my opinion never explained or developed was central to the plot, desconhecixo man inhabiting the spirit of nature. This is certainly true here. He develops a spiritual attachment to the land and practises unusual rituals to keep the land happy and prosperous.
Ddesconhecido personaggio decisamente discutibile, per non dire odioso, a cui non ho potuto affezionarmi. He develops a spiritual attachment to the land and practises unusual rituals to keep the land desconnecido and prosperous.
I owned an old edition of The Grapes of Wrathbut I remember start reading it and being lost in so much description. If I met Joseph Wayne in real life, I would be very unnerved and disturbed by him. I was surprised by the deepth of humanity in every reaction of this people. I’ve always felt that where Hemingway’s words can fall bland and his stories are full of life, Steinbeck’s words are irresistibly magnetic while iohn stories are devoid of life. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.
It reads like a biblical story in that Joseph is very wooden and detached steinbecj, even in steinbbeck manner in which Joseph and his wife communicates is odd.
I’ll have to think about this one some more. 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. These pastoral passages can transport. If you take an outline of Campbell’s structural teachings in A Hero with 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.
The title is taken from an adaptation of a hymn to the god Prajapati from the Hindu Rig-Veda. I had to google that one when I began to suspect, but there it was.
A um Deus Desconhecido by John Steinbeck (3 star ratings)
View all 16 comments. I dreaded the first 50 pages, nothing really happened, but after page things escalated In both its length and the complexity of its symbolism, To a God Unknown is certainly more accessible than Steinbeck’s more celebrated longer works, such as The Grapes of Wrath or East of Eden, but it is in no way a comprehensive sample of Steinbeck’s essential style and literary voice.
Trivia About To a God Unknown. I had no clue about the story and I’m sure that gave me a better experience. Here, I think, is up to the interpretation of the reader. 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.
In his subsequent novels, Steinbeck found a more authentic voice by drawing upon direct memories of his life in California.