The Resource Travels with Charley : in search of America

Travels with Charley : in search of America

Label
Travels with Charley : in search of America
Title
Travels with Charley
Title remainder
in search of America
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Thirty-five years ago, when "searching for America" was not yet the cliche it has since become, Steinbeck hit the highways with his French poodle, Charley. In a custom-built camper he named Rosinante after Don Quixote's steed, the two traveled the country--10,000 miles and 34 states. Their varied experiences comprise several slices of small-town back-roads Americana. Steinbeck laments the rise of plastic-covered everything, the vacuousness of "sad souls" he encounters, and the homogenization of local and regional culture. But bright spots abound, and Steinbeck rarely forsakes his humor and his hope in the human spirit. He reluctantly swings through the deep, segregated South before he concludes his trip. Here the ugly specter of racism pervades all, and Steinbeck's chronicle is profoundly disturbing
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
no index present
LC call number
E169
LC item number
.S82
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Travels with Charley : in search of America
Publication
Control code
965012
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
246 pages
Lccn
62012359 /L

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