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Coers, Donald V. 1941-

Works: 5 works in 28 publications in 1 language and 2,927 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3537.T3234, 813.52
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Most widely held works by Donald V Coers
John Steinbeck as propagandist the moon is down goes to war by Donald V Coers ( )
7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 1,884 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
John Steinbeck goes to war the moon is down as propaganda by Donald V Coers ( )
8 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 713 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 Coers continues the debate, relying on unpublished letters and interviews
After the Grapes of Wrath : essays on John Steinbeck in honor of Tetsumaro Hayashi ( Book )
7 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traditionally, the critical reputation of Nobel Prize-winning American novelist John Steinbeck (1902-1968) has rested on his achievements of the 1930s, especially In Dubious Battle (1936), Of Mice and Men (1937), The Long Valley (1938), and, of course, The Grapes of Wrath (1939), one of the most powerful - and arguably one of the greatest - American novels of this century
The moon is down, a novel by John Steinbeck ( Book )
3 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Steinbeck's comment on the moral and ethical implications of war, begins in an unknown town that has just been occupied by a small regiment of enemy soldiers. With no altenrnative, the Mayor of the town agrees to meet with the enemy to try to work out a plan for peaceful co-existence before the impending war goes much further
The moon is down by John Steinbeck ( Book )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 5 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: 0.40 (from 0.10 for The moon i ... to 0.77 for After the ...)
English (28)