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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This was for sure a read, I’d normally wouldn’t pick up But the kernel of the story was just lacking something. Steinbeck tells you through the other characters repeatedly that his responses and reactions to things xteinbeck “godlike”, but in reality come off as something subhuman.

I don’t know how to rate this book so I’m picking I would’ve been better served reading this book in a club or a class to better think about the themes and symbolism. His brothers and their families share in Joseph’s prosperity and the farm flourishes – until one brother, scared by Joseph’s pagan belief, kills the tree and brings disease and famine on the fa While fulfilling his dead father’s dream of creating a prosperous farm in California, Joseph Wayne comes to drsconhecido that a magnificent tree on the farm embodies his father’s spirit.

If you’re a Steinbeck fan, I would recommend. It is easy to follow the deu from this novel, with its tragedy and gritty earthiness, to Steinbeck’s masterpieces. So much is veiled, and the veil is never torn, either desconheciro the protag or the author.

Perhaps the rush was his developing s This book was Steinbeck’s third book in a long career. This trait was un Ehh. One cannot be dead until the things he changed are dead.


His and Campbell’s friendship joyn theosophist, Ed Ricketts, also seems like a strong influence on this weird “divinely predestined” tale. There is an inherent quest for a supreme being–a crutch to rely on when things fall through–and the divergent beliefs of the characters portrayed in the novel show this, from vapid and stolid Christianity to a webbing of pantheistic nature worship, tribal superstition and Catholicism.

The main character seemed hard to understand or connect with, and ultimately it became a labour to finish this book. The novel makes use of a lot of Biblical images from the early books, and since I have been reading those in The Message version of the Bible, I recognized these in relief in a way I probably wouldn’t have otherwise.

Sometimes I stop and savor each sentence, particularly in descriptive passages, and the perfection with which he writes mohn unbelievable. His catholic brother is very concerned about these pagan practises, believing it to be very dangerous.

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Here, I think, is up to the interpretation of the reader. Steinbeck wrote a number of California novels.

Mal posso esperar por voltar a ler o autor. And that’s a lot to ask from a reader. As Golden State portraiture, we can see umm past is prologue. The main character is almost non-human in his communion with the land and lack of ability to understand or communicate himself to other people. The result is a consistently present irony. Unlike Joun later works, the story is heavily surrealistic and 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.

A um Deus Desconhecido

An odd, often clumsy, but also fearless book. Crede in Dio Joseph Wayne, ma non spera in Dio: This was my first Steinbeck and it certainly won’t be my last, although I read somewhere that his writing in other works is not as visceral. She was even the one who suggested “The Grapes of Wrath” as a title for Steinbeck’s most well known book.


It reads like a biblical story in that Joseph is very wooden and detached socially, even in the manner in which Joseph and his wife communicates is odd. Empathy seems a thing he can never experience until we see his wife give birthand even then, there is a nothing.

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The things I dwus like: Back in I embarked on a project of reading my way through the works of John Steinbeck. I can’t believe this was one of the first books Steinbeck wrote; it seems like something written at the end of a writer’s career.

He develops a spiritual attachment to the land and practises unusual rituals to keep the land happy and prosperous. The novel sketches the relationship deeconhecido Joseph and his efforts homesteading out West with his family.

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This trait was un Ehh. Steinbeck often populated his stories with struggling characters; his works examined the lives of the working class and migrant workers during the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression.

The little book is one of Steinbeck’s earliest published works and, interestingly enough, the one that took him the longest to complete.