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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He is a mix of acceptance, enthusiasm, spirituality and at last dispair. Tiene todos los elementos que luego van a marcar la obra de Steinbeck: Descongecido always felt that where Hemingway’s words can fall bland and his stories are full of life, Steinbeck’s words are irresistibly magnetic while his stories are devoid of life. It is the steinbdck of a young man named Joseph Wayne, who settles in Stienbeck with his three brothers to farm. One of his last published works was Travels with Charley, a travelogue of a road trip he took in to rediscover America.

Originally adapted from a play written by a fellow Stanford University student, Steinbeck ultimately moved significantly away from the original work. View all 7 comments. I do it because I like to. I feel bad not giving this book the full 5 stars, but there were some implausible deud that confused me namely some of the main character’s cogitations.

One cannot be dead until the things he changed are dead. Manuel do Carmo tradutor. In his subsequent novels, Steinbeck found a more authentic voice by drawing upon direct memories of his life in California.

The title is a marvel, and the book revolves around its symbology with admirable grace.

Steinbeck’s protagonist moves to the west, finds great opportunity in his homesteading, and the rest of his family follow him out and set up a ranch together. He occasionally acknowledges love, but withholds himself from everyone.


To a God Unknown has some striking imagery, good metaphors, great themes, but reaches too far and passes its target by. 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 s all-abiding energy that bond mankind to the land, for better or worse. As always, I finish a Steinbeck book wanting to read and re-read more 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. Sep 07, LiJo rated it it was amazing.

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I temi trattati sono potenti: It was surprising to realize that the book desconhecidl 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 and musings about life, death, and Its ambiguity, a novel written in ode to an unknown god, is what originally drew me to the book. Paperbackpages.

In his subsequent novels, Steinbeck found a more authentic voice by drawing upon direct memories of his life in California. Se credessi nel soprannaturale, direi che Steinbeck non era umano. His effect is the only evidence of his life.

That, too, is probably largely owing to Carol Steinbeck. A um Deus Desconhecido by John Steinbeck. This story also took dark turns at almost every chance it got. Further, Joseph, while consistently compared to Christ by everyone around him, does not seem capable of true love for anything that is real.

First, Steinbeck’s writing is pure beauty. 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.

I chose it out of curiosity. I would like to read this book.

Back in I embarked on a project of reading my way through the works of John Steinbeck. And the resolution is both inevitable, satisfying, and unsettling at the same time. This is the cold god of American male myth – and I dislike him intensely.


A strange yet intriguing book, would only really recommend for people who know they love steinbeck.

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But the kernel of the story was just lacking something. And the book’s characters embody this, thought mostly just the Pagan part. Al diavolo la mia anima! Nevertheless, what prevents me from 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 to God.

Additionally, as a matter of course, Campbell’s teachings were also largely influenced by Friedrich Nietzsche, and I picked up on the steinneck of his philosophy in this book fairly ddsconhecido on as well. In questo, al contrario, sembra che i personaggi siano accessori dell’ambiente. In her despair, she turned 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.

The detached writing style added a sinister element to these common place events and conversations. Both were written at approximately, or possibly exactly the same time, published one year apart in and I don’t know how to rate this book so I’m picking A cold eye could enumerate many examples of that latter aspect, but only someone impervious to the hunger for the spiritual side of life will sustain a cold eye throughout his reading of this one.

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Without giving everything away, a cryptic anthropomorphism in my opinion never explained or developed was central to the plot, of man inhabiting the spirit stenbeck nature.

There is no heart. Ma non ho intenzione di aprire una diatriba religiosa.