Volume 10, Number 1, 2013

Table of Contents

Editor's Column

Steinbeck in Academe: “A Matter of Learning”

pp. V-IX


The Composition, Publication, and Reception of John Steinbeck’s The Wayward Bus, with Biographical Background

pp. 1-11

Synopsis of Chapter Five, “The advance sales of the Bus are stupendous: October 1946–April 1947”

p. 1

Chapter Six, “It was a paste-up job and I should never have let it go out the way it did”

pp. 2-10

A Preview of Chapter Seven, “Epilogue: May 1947–May 1948, with Appendices”

p. 11

Literary Barbed Wire: Reifying the Metaphor

pp. 12-30

The Social Mind: John Elof Boodin’s Influence on John Steinbeck’s Phalanx Writings, 1935–1942

pp. 31-46


Ed Ricketts’s 1942 War Treatise: A Personal Introduction

pp. 47-49

Geopolitical Intelligence and Strategies of War

pp. 50-62

Two Views of Stanford’s Teaching Legends: Margery Bailey and Edith Mirrielees and Their Effect on John Steinbeck and Irma Hannibal

pp. 63-69

Carol Steinbeck at Work

pp. 70-76

Steinbeck Today

pp. 77-80


Steinbeck in Vietnam: Dispatches from the War ed. by Thomas E. Barden (review)

pp. 81-86


pp. 90-92