Free Read [Historical Fiction Book] Ë The Forgotten Village - by John Steinbeck ✓


  • Title: The Forgotten Village
  • Author: John Steinbeck
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 347
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  • The novelist who wrote The Grapes of Wrath and the director who produced Crisis and Lights Out in Europe combined their superb talents to tell the story of the coming of modern medicine to the natives of Mexico There have been several notable examples of this pen camera method of narration, but The Forgotten Village is unique among them in that the text was writtenThe novelist who wrote The Grapes of Wrath and the director who produced Crisis and Lights Out in Europe combined their superb talents to tell the story of the coming of modern medicine to the natives of Mexico There have been several notable examples of this pen camera method of narration, but The Forgotten Village is unique among them in that the text was written before a single picture was shot The book and the movie from which it was made have, thus, a continuity and a dramatic growth not to be found in the so called documentary films The camera crew that, headed by Kline and with Steinbeck s script at hand, recorded this narrative of birth and death, of witch doctors and vaccines, of the old Mexico and the new, spent nine months off the trails of Mexico They traveled thousands of miles to find just the village they needed they borrowed children from the government school, took men from the fields, their wives from the markets, and old medicine woman from her hut by the side of the trail The motion picture they made for release in 1941 is 8000 feet long From this wealth of pictures 136 photographs were selected for their intrinsic beauty and for the graceful harmony with which they accompany Steinbeck s text This new script photograph technique of narration conveys its ideas with unexcelled brilliance and immediacy In the hands of such master story tellers as Steinbeck and Kline, it makes the reader catch his breath for the beauty and the truth of the tale.
    John Steinbeck
    John Steinbeck III was an American writer He wrote the Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Grapes of Wrath, published in 1939 and the novella Of Mice and Men, published in 1937 In all, he wrote twenty five books, including sixteen novels, six non fiction books and several collections of short stories In 1962 Steinbeck received the Nobel Prize for Literature.Steinbeck grew up in the Salinas Valley region of California, a culturally diverse place of rich migratory and immigrant history This upbringing imparted a regionalistic flavor to his writing, giving many of his works a distinct sense of place Steinbeck moved briefly to New York City, but soon returned home to California to begin his career as a writer Most of his earlier work dealt with subjects familiar to him from his formative years 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.In his subsequent novels, Steinbeck found a authentic voice by drawing upon direct memories of his life in California Later he used real historical conditions and events in the first half of 20th century America, which he had experienced first hand as a reporter 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 His later body of work reflected his wide range of interests, including marine biology, politics, religion, history, and mythology One of his last published works was Travels with Charley, a travelogue of a road trip he took in 1960 to rediscover America He died in 1968 in New York of a heart attack and his ashes are interred in Salinas.Seventeen of his works, including The Grapes of Wrath 1940 , Cannery Row 1945 , The Pearl 1947 , and East of Eden 1952 , went on to become Hollywood films, and Steinbeck also achieved success as a Hollywood writer, receiving an Academy Award nomination for Best Story in 1944 for Alfred Hitchcock s Lifeboat.

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    Commentaires:

    Satyabrata Mishra
    The tale is set in Mexico. But it very well could have been in India, or any other part of the world where myths rule more than medicine and superstition holds monopoly over life.Narrated with a pen-camera style, the story tells of a little boy trying his best to save the life of his siblings. But faced with the huge giant of superstition, the little boy can't even stand up a david to the golliath. We may have moved on to modern times but it's chilling how once people could have so strongly pers [...]

    Falina
    I'm not researching the books I'm reading in advance so I never know what to expect when I get the next Steinbeck. This was a nice surprise--pictures! Of course, they are decades old and so the quality isn't amazing, but there was something refreshing about this narrative nonetheless. The story itself is simple and felt familiar after reading a few Steinbeck books with similar themes.

    Kenneth McMahon
    A tale of superstition vs. medicine in a rural Mexican village slowly emerging into the present, and yet sadly it's completely relevant today in a world of anti-vaccination nutjobs, especially in the scenes where the parents prevent the doctors from accessing their sick children.

    Elizabeth
    I like Steinbeck and this little story was no different, though this story was nothing special. It is the story of a rural village in Mexico and the impact of religion on the villagers ideas about medicine and sickness. It is an interesting look into this culture.

    Martin Kurniadi
    It is always true that stories will have great impact if we ourselves are somehow experienced it.This is the story of a young family in the forgotten village of Mexico (or Indian). The family were happy and they were waiting for the birth of a new child. In the village there was a Wise Woman, who is a shaman, a caster to ward off evil spirits and to heal the sick. They believed it. They were of old ways.One day, they were struck by a disease, which caught lives of the children in the village. Th [...]

    Eric Bettencourt
    Being a lover of JS and a completionist of sorts I had to 'go through it'. Can't really justify saying I 'read' the book since it turned out to be 99.734675% pictures. The story of this pre-modernized village in Mexico is, I am sorry to say, void of any of the great prose you might be hoping for. What you do have here is a wonderful first hand account of indigenous peoples, with their limited world-views, sick children and a fierce skepticism to the medicine and doctors capable of saving said ki [...]

    Vincent
    This book is actually a narrative for a screenplay of the same name by John Steinbeck. Most of the content is the same, though the book form contains some editorial additions. It may be preferable to view the film (available on youtube) rather than read the book, as half of Steinbeck's portrayal of the fictional village of "Santiago" is otherwise lost.The story itself (c. 1940) tells of the continuing growing pains of rural Southern Mexico. Intersecting themes of tradition and science, coloniali [...]

    Dayla
    I loved watching and then rereading all of Steinbeck's novels. This book is made up for the photographs from the motion picture of the same name. It is a tale of superstition (tradition) vs. medicine (unknown outcomes) in a rural Mexican village slowly emerging into the world of Science and Medicine. Unfortunately, it resembles today's world of anti-vaccination parents going against clear Science, especially in the scenes where the parents prevent the doctors from accessing their sick children.

    Jason Carpenter
    I really liked this very short and fast read. The story crosses all generation gaps, not only because of medicine and science but in the belief that the moving force of chance will always be younger generations progressing our cultures. There's also a religious component to the story and that's that if nothing can be done then it's "God's Will". If a child or person is saved it's considered a miracle and also the will of God. I love the hidden stories that are hidden beneath the words in this bo [...]

    Christine Granados
    Bought this book at his museum when I was in Salinas this summer. Honestly, I bought it because it was the cheapest book in the gift shop. I wanted a souvenir from his hometown. However, I'm glad I did. It's a simple story told with beautiful black & white stills from the documentary-like movie he made. The images are priceless.

    John
    SOME THINGS STILL HAVE NOT CHAGED IN RURAL MEXICAN FARMS NEAR WHERE I LIVE NOW

    Stacie
    Enjoyed this short little story about the troubles in a small village.

    Paul
    This was made purely to capitalize on Steinbeck's name and northing more. He certainly never intended to publish this or at least in this form.

    Mckinley
    Based on filming.

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