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 would like to read this book. Can anyone give me a brief summary no spoilers please! 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. He develops a spiritual attachment to the land and practises unusual rituals to keep the land happy and prosperous.
His catholic brother is very concerned about these pagan practises, believing it to be very dangerous. The land does bless him abundantly but also appears to be cursed after a series of tragic events. The family needs to decide whether to stay or leave. See 1 question about A um Deus Desconhecido…. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. 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.
The little book is one of Steinbeck’s earliest published works and, interestingly enough, the one that took him the longest to complete.
To a God Unknown
It was in this context that I found the book most provoking: Although not yet as strong an 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. Although not yet as strong and defined as descnohecido 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.
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. The characters do not gel together as flawlessly as those in most of his later works and the classical allusions desocnhecido parallel stories and characters in the Bible are a bit shaky and somewhat inconsistent.
Nevertheless, what prevents me dfus giving this book a lower rating is that it remains a thoughtful, intriguing, and insightful piece on the nature of man’s relationship to the land and descpnhecido God.
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Overall, it is certainly a worthwhile read. 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.
I’ll call this creepy Steinbeck.
The detached writing style added a sinister element to these common place events and conversations. This story also took dark turns at almost every chance it got. I don’t really understand Steinbeck’s intent for this book, but I think I’d be a good read to kick off October.
Just play creepy music in the background and nearly all the scenes will take on a menacing tone. Speravo in un’altra gemma della produzione di Steinbeck, ma sono stato parzialmente deluso. Ci sono molte troppe?
In questo, al contrario, sembra che i personaggi siano accessori dell’ambiente. La sua fame di possesso si fece passione. I johm fianchi batterono pesantemente la terra.
Un personaggio decisamente discutibile, per non dire steiinbeck, a cui non ho potuto affezionarmi. Non sono stato in grado di capirlo appieno. The things I liked were: The things I didn’t like: This trait was un Ehh. This trait was unquestionably “assumed” to be I really want to give To a Desu Unknown more that three stars, because it’s more than an average kind dezconhecido novel.
I wouldn’t call it boring in places, but rather “trying”. It requires patience and a blind belief from the reader that in the end this slow, seemingly pointless plot will pay off. And that’s a lot to ask from a reader. I do trust John Deua, so I stuck around until the end. I’m glad I did.
There is nothing shocking or impactful that happens in the finale, but after turning the last I really want to give To a God Unknown more that three stars, because it’s more than an average kind of novel.
There is nothing shocking or impactful that happens in the finale, but after turning the last page I still feel rewarded.
Such is the power of quiet novels. This is a story of a man who felt connected to the land he owned to the point where his deeply religious brother accused him of pagan worship.
This man was a rock for his family, but not emotionally part of it.
His greatest fear was the cessation of the fountain of life all around him, while not really taking part in the society. In the end he became part of the land. You’ll have to find out. Man, I really want to give it at least another half star. To a God Unknown, Steinbeck’s third published book, was, to me, about determination, about how far our proactivity can go. It had fantastic messages of the world as god–mother nature. And it had great Californian history.
Stwinbeck, it wasn’t great; it didn’t have Steinbeck’s beleivable and relatable characters. Yet, this story was awesome because it showed what an author, like Steinbeck, is during the beginning of his career. We all have to start somewhere, and though this book lacks character, and To a God Unknown, Steinbeck’s third published book, was, to me, about determination, about how far our proactivity can go.
We all have to start somewhere, steinbck though this book lacks character, and desconhrcido relevance, it was a fervent description of the beautiful California counties, and the simply, lovely vibrancy of the earth and it’s life thriving everywhere– though, I don’t know for how much longer.
View all 3 comments. 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. The thoughts and actions of the characters seem to indicate they are “a half a bubble off of plumb” which made it hard for me to empathize with their actions. Still, since I have read his other books, it is good to cross this off my list. 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 jphn, short though it is, I found the book a bit of a plod his first novel.
His book “The Grapes of Wrath” makes my all time top 10 list so it was fun to get steinbefk to him for the first time since “Travels with Charley”! I temi trattati sono stinbeck Muy bien como siempre, pero algo lejos de sus mejores libros. Purple and brown, dusty wine shot through with wheat-colored sun.
The author lingers often and long on the Salinas Valley landscape, now a land of milk ‘n honey, moist, juicy, dashed with clover; now a dry and crusty graveyard frozen beneath a foreboding moon. These pastoral passages can transport. Steinbeck looks at the same places and renders them differently with each new e Purple and brown, dusty wine shot through with wheat-colored sun.
Steinbeck looks at the same places and renders them differently with each new encounter. 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. Steinbeck’s dialogue, at this point in his life, was not as strong. The exchanges between country people, makin’ butter and castrating cows, seems like they’re chatting from the couch about their inner swoonings.
But you move along with a sense of the things that are agitating them. As Golden State portraiture, we can see how past is prologue. After Burton, Joseph’s holy-rolling brother, leaves the farm in disgust with the devil’s presence, the protagonist tells his wife: If the work gets too much for us, I’ll hire another Mexican.
It is a dark and brooding book, mostly tragedy with redemption only in death. Steinbeck’s characters shrink before the enormity of nature. Christians new to the heathen west are bent on exploiting and controlling the wilds. Others are more ready to make love with them.
A um Deus desconhecido – John Steinbeck – Google Books
There are many ways to read “To A God Unknown,” and with some work, you might find your own. I will be thinking about this book for a few weeks yet. His and Campbell’s friendship with theosophist, Ed Ricketts, also seems like a strong influence on this weird “divinely predestined” tale.
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 theoso I will be thinking about uj book for a few weeks yet.
If you take an outline of Campbell’s structural teachings deeus 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. Additionally, desconheciddo a matter of course, Campbell’s teachings were also largely influenced by Friedrich Nietzsche, and I picked up on the presence of his philosophy in this book fairly early on as well.