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By Edward F. Ricketts, Katharine A. Rodger, Susan F. Beegel

ISBN-10: 0520247043

ISBN-13: 9780520247048

ISBN-10: 142378961X

ISBN-13: 9781423789611

Trailblazing marine biologist, visionary conservationist, deep ecology thinker, Edward F. Ricketts (1897-1948) has reached mythical prestige within the California mythos. a real polymath and a philosopher sooner than his time, Ricketts was once a scientist who labored in passionate collaboration with a lot of his friends--artists, writers, and influential highbrow figures--including, maybe such a lot famously, John Steinbeck, who as soon as stated that Ricketts's brain "had no horizons." This unheard of assortment, that includes formerly unpublished items in addition to others to be had for the 1st time of their unique shape, displays the extensive scope of Ricketts's clinical, philosophical, and literary pursuits throughout the years he lived and labored on Cannery Row in Monterey, California. those writings, which jointly light up the evolution of Ricketts's specific, holistic method of technology, comprise "Verbatim transcription of notes at the Gulf of California trip," the elemental manuscript for Steinbeck's and Ricketts's Log from the ocean of Cortez; the essays "The Philosophy of Breaking via" and "A non secular Morphology of Poetry;" numerous shorter items on themes together with amassing invertebrates and the impression of modernization on Mexican village lifestyles; and extra. a fascinating severe biography and a few infrequent images provide a brand new and richly certain view of Ricketts's existence.

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Though such charts and his poetry essay were subjective and anecdotal (and sometimes problematic), importantly, “A Spiritual Morphology of Poetry” lends further insight into his worldview and his drive to categorize even states of the ineffable. His concern with the psychological and spiritual effects of poetry placed him in opposition to the New Critics, who reigned over American literary criticism of the time. Introduction 25 Their emphasis on reading texts solely as linguistic constructs—eschewing biography and any form of speculation—rejected ideas like those Ricketts pursued.

His own ongoing studies of the region in the 1930s likely informed revisions of Between Pacific Tides, and he and Calvin resubmitted the work to Stanford University Press in 1936. In the meantime, John Steinbeck spent most days writing at the kitchen table of their cottage while Carol worked a variety of day jobs to provide for the two of them, including the position she held for a brief stint as Ricketts’s secretary at Pacific Biological Laboratories. After long days alone writing, Steinbeck sought conversation and companionship, and it was during this time that his friendship with Ricketts deepened.

Without a doubt, the two shared a fascination Introduction 27 with non-teleological thinking, but Steinbeck was attracted by Ricketts the man as an embodiment of such principles; thus Ricketts emerges as the character Doc in Cannery Row and Sweet Thursday. Scholars such as Astro and Hedgpeth argue that, while Steinbeck’s interest in non-teleological thinking—as defined by Ricketts—was undeniable, he did not necessarily fully grasp it or agree with it completely. Astro in particular states that, although “both men were grounded in the traditions of scientific naturalism and drew their responses from the natural environment,” for Steinbeck, “Ricketts’ monistic approach to life .

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