WorldCat Identities

Coers, Donald V. 1941-

Works: 4 works in 35 publications in 1 language and 3,456 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  War fiction  Juvenile works  Alternative histories (Fiction)  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  War stories, American  War stories  Drama 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Author of afterword, colophon, etc.
Classifications: PS3537.T3234, 813.52
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Donald V Coers
John Steinbeck as propagandist : the moon is down goes to war by Donald V Coers( Book )

8 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In early March 1942, a scant three months after Pearl Harbor, John Steinbeck published his play-novel The Moon Is Down, igniting in this country the most heated literary debate of the Second World War. He had intended to celebrate the "durability of democracy" with this fablelike tale, in which a small, peace-loving country, rather like Norway, is demoralized after being invaded by a powerful fascist state, rather like Nazi Germany, but recovers from the shock of defeat to form a promising resistance movement. - Introduction
After the Grapes of Wrath : essays on John Steinbeck in honor of Tetsumaro Hayashi( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Book reviewers and academic critics often turned antagonistic toward Steinbeck when he no longer produced works with the sweeping reach and social consciousness of The Grapes of Wrath. He was accused of selling out, or co-opting his talent, when in fact the inordinate public success of Grapes and especially its attendant notoriety had caused a backlash for Steinbeck. As a result he became self-conscious about his own ability, and suspicious of that "clumsy vehicle," the novel. The very act of researching and writing Grapes, which occupied him fully for several years and which he had already conceived as his final book on proletarian themes, changed him drastically
John Steinbeck goes to war : the moon is down as propaganda by Donald V Coers( Book )

10 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1942 "The Moon is Down" was published, creating a sensation among American literary critics. Debate erupted over Steinbeck's sympathetic portrayal of the enemy and the novel's power as propaganda. Coers continues the debate, relying on unpublished letters and interviews
The moon is down, a novel by John Steinbeck( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this remarkable novel of human courage and defiance, Steinbeck celebrates democracy and the power of the individual against tyranny. A North European country has been invaded. In one small town the people's initial confusion crystallizes into a silent, sullen anger that gradually undermines the conquerors until they too come to know what fear means. The Moon is Down had extraordinary impact as Allied propaganda in Nazi-occupied Europe. Despite Axis attempts to suppress it (in Fascist Italy, mere possession of a copy of the book was punishable by death) thousands of copies circulated throughout Europe, bearing witness to the power of ideas in the face of terror and brutality." -- BOOK COVER
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Audience level: 0.21 (from 0.04 for John Stein ... to 0.49 for After the ...)

John Steinbeck goes to war : the moon is down as propaganda
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The moon is down, a novel