Søg På Websted
På dette site bruger vi cookies til at levere vores ydelser, forbedre performance, til analyseformål, og (hvis brugeren ikke er logget ind) til reklamer. Ved at bruge LibraryThing anerkender du at have læst og forstået vores vilkår og betingelser inklusive vores politik for håndtering af brugeroplysninger. Din brug af dette site og dets ydelser er underlagt disse vilkår og betingelser.

Resultater fra Google Bøger

Klik på en miniature for at gå til Google Books


På rejse med Charley (1962)

af John Steinbeck

Andre forfattere: Se andre forfattere sektionen.

MedlemmerAnmeldelserPopularitetGennemsnitlig vurderingSamtaler / Omtaler
8,220209990 (4)1 / 484
Beretning om en rejse gennem De Forenede Stater.
  1. 40
    The Lost Continent: Travels in Small-Town America af Bill Bryson (John_Vaughan)
  2. 30
    The Log from the Sea of Cortez af John Steinbeck (John_Vaughan)
  3. 10
    No Time to Spare: Thinking About What Matters af Ursula K. Le Guin (andomck)
    andomck: Non fiction from these novelists where their pets play a large role. Also, UKL has an essay in her book about knowing Steinbeck in real life
  4. 11
    Blue Highways: A Journey into America af William Least Heat Moon (usnmm2)
  5. 00
    Of Men and Their Making af John Steinbeck (Booksloth)
  6. 11
    Coast to Coast af Jan Morris (John_Vaughan)
    John_Vaughan: Two authors with different backgrounds but both books filled with love of travel and America.
  7. 11
    Tagebuch, später (edition suhrkamp) af Andrzej Stasiuk (Philosofiction)

Bliv medlem af LibraryThing for at finde ud af, om du vil kunne lide denne bog.

» Se også 484 omtaler

Engelsk (205)  Svensk (1)  Catalansk (1)  Fransk (1)  Spansk (1)  Alle sprog (209)
Viser 1-5 af 209 (næste | vis alle)
I'm in love with Steinbeck still. And again. ( )
  rebwaring | Aug 14, 2023 |
Steinbeck was long one of my favorite authors. This road trip memoir didn't pretend to be stories, but still held my interest. ( )
  mykl-s | Aug 4, 2023 |
What is America like? And what makes an American American? In 1960 John Steinbeck set out to find answers to these questions by traveling through his country. He had a truck custom-made so that he could sleep and cook in it and was independent on the road. So as not to travel alone he took his dog Charley with him on a journey that would eventually take him through 38 states before he arrived at home again. As an allusion to Don Quixote, Cervantes' knight-errant, he called his truck the Rocinante. As he says himself, Steinbeck's intention for taking this trip was to listen to his fellow Americans, see what they are like, what opinions they have about their country and current issues. While he found some of that on the road, oftentimes people were not too talkative at all, especially considering the upcoming presidential election between Kennedy and Nixon.

There is a lot to say about the impressions that Steinbeck shares, both about the United States of America and the act of traveling itself. For instance, the feeling that right before you start traveling your bed feels the most comfortable and you are actually questioning on why to leave at all, is something that I can really relate to. You spend all this time planning a trip and really looking forward to eventually leaving - Steinbeck diligently packed his Rocinante and took much more with him than he needed, something that many of us are also familiar with - only to have second thoughts right when it is time to leave. Once you overcome those second thoughts the journey can be delightful. Starting out in New York City, Steinbeck wanted to go west, but he started going east and then north up the coast until the northernmost point of Maine. Only then did he slowly make his way west. Eventually he arrives 'home', in Monterey, California, where he grew up and where many of his novels are set. When he sees his home, he sees many differences and finds it altogether changed from what he remembered, concluding that you should never return home expecting it to have remained the same over all those years. Rather, you should just keep the fond memories you have.

Taking a closer look at how the book is written, I find Steinbeck's writing to be just as perfect as in his fictional works. His descriptions of nature, landscapes and surroundings are superb and really add to his experiences on the journey. The encounters with strangers that the author describes make for a vivid portrayal of the journey and the time it was written in. I find his experience in New Orleans and his commentary on watching the so-called "Cheerleaders" insult a black girl going to school highly remarkable. When Steinbeck is asked shortly after seeing this whether he was traveling for pleasure, he simply answers: "I was until today." Quite frequently Steinbeck compares human behavior and interaction with the behavior of his dog and comes away with the conclusion that many things would be a lot easier if people were not constantly fighting each other for something they do not want to have anyway, if people listened to each other more, if opinion and facts were not as blurred in the media as they have become. Especially this last observation could not be more accurate today, when ever more frequently personal opinion becomes fact through sheer repetition and sharing.

Overall, I really enjoyed Travels With Charley immensely. 5 stars for an insightful and witty travelogue. ( )
1 stem OscarWilde87 | Jun 25, 2023 |
I don’t have much to say about this short work. I admired many of Steinbeck’s perspectives, and I was impressed with some of his insights that seem apt in relation to the historic events since his trip. However, I think high school me would have been more impressed with his writing and found his perspectives new and novel. At time of writing, I felt this was an average, though interesting, travelogue.
Side note: I really dislike machismo in books and there was a bit of that which got on my nerves. It’s softer than most machismo of the era but it was enough to irk me. ( )
  psalva | Jun 1, 2023 |
This is Steinbeck's book, written in 1962, about travelling across the US in the company of his French poodle, Charley. Some parts of the book drag, or seem dated, but others are funny and seem topical today. The end of the book, where he travels to Louisiana and observes the reaction to school desegregation, is one of the strongest parts of the book. ( )
  banjo123 | Apr 9, 2023 |
Viser 1-5 af 209 (næste | vis alle)
Steinbeck’s book-length account of his journey, “Travels With Charley: In Search of America,” published in 1962, was generally well reviewed and became a best-seller. It remains in print, regarded by some as a classic of American travel writing. Almost from the beginning, though, a few readers pointed out that many of the conversations in the book had a stagey, wooden quality, not unlike the dialogue in Steinbeck’s fiction.

Early on in the book, for example, Steinbeck has a New England farmer talking in folksy terms about Nikita S. Khrushchev’s shoe-pounding (or -brandishing, depending on whom you ask) speech at the United Nations weeks before Khrushchev actually visited the United Nations. A particularly unlikely encounter occurs at a campsite near Alice, N.D., where a Shakespearean actor, mistaking Steinbeck for a fellow thespian, greets him with a sweeping bow, saying, “I see you are of the profession,” and then proceeds to talk about John Gielgud.

Even Steinbeck’s son John said he was convinced that his father never talked to many of the people he wrote about, and added, “He just sat in his camper and wrote all that [expletive].”

» Tilføj andre forfattere (35 mulige)

Forfatter navnRolleHvilken slags forfatterVærk?Status
John Steinbeckprimær forfatteralle udgaverberegnet
Álvarez Flórez, José ManuelOversættermedforfatternogle udgaverbekræftet
Bianciardi, LucianoOversættermedforfatternogle udgaverbekræftet
Duvivier, M.M.Oversættermedforfatternogle udgaverbekræftet
Farber, PaulFotografmedforfatternogle udgaverbekræftet
Foerster, IrisOversættermedforfatternogle udgaverbekræftet
Foerster, Rolf HellmutOversættermedforfatternogle udgaverbekræftet
Freeman, DonOmslagsfotograf/tegner/...medforfatternogle udgaverbekræftet
Fritz-Crone, PelleOversættermedforfatternogle udgaverbekræftet
Haff, KristenOmslagsdesignermedforfatternogle udgaverbekræftet
Herman, Rein F.Oversættermedforfatternogle udgaverbekræftet
Parini, JayIntroduktionmedforfatternogle udgaverbekræftet
Sampietro, LuigiRedaktørmedforfatternogle udgaverbekræftet
Sinise, GaryFortællermedforfatternogle udgaverbekræftet
Du bliver nødt til at logge ind for at redigere data i Almen Viden.
For mere hjælp se Almen Viden hjælpesiden.
Kanonisk titel
Oplysninger fra den engelske Almen Viden Redigér teksten, så den bliver dansk.
Alternative titler
Information fra den hollandske Almen Viden. Redigér teksten, så den bliver dansk.
Oprindelig udgivelsesdato
Oplysninger fra den engelske Almen Viden Redigér teksten, så den bliver dansk.
Vigtige steder
Oplysninger fra den engelske Almen Viden Redigér teksten, så den bliver dansk.
Vigtige begivenheder
Oplysninger fra den engelske Almen Viden Redigér teksten, så den bliver dansk.
Beslægtede film
Priser og hædersbevisninger
Oplysninger fra den engelske Almen Viden Redigér teksten, så den bliver dansk.
Oplysninger fra den engelske Almen Viden Redigér teksten, så den bliver dansk.
This book is dedicated to
with respect born of an association and
affection that just growed.
Første ord
Oplysninger fra den engelske Almen Viden Redigér teksten, så den bliver dansk.
When I was very young and the urge to be someplace else was on me, I was assured by mature people that maturity would cure this itch.
Oplysninger fra den engelske Almen Viden Redigér teksten, så den bliver dansk.
No newspaper had printed the words these women shouted. It was indicated that they were indelicate, some even said obscene...But now I heard the words, bestial and filthy and degenerate. In a long and unprotected life I have seen and heard the vomitings of demoniac humans before. Why then did these screams fill me with a shocked and sickened sorrow?
For how can one know color in perpetual green, and what good is warmth without cold to give it sweetness?
When I was very young and the urge to be someplace else was on me, I was assured by mature people that maturity would cure this itch. When years described me as mature, the remedy prescribed was middle age. In middle age I was assured that greater age would calm my fever and now that I am fifty-eight perhaps senility will do the job. Nothing has worked.
Who has not known a journey to be over and dead before the traveler returns? The reverse is also true: many a trip continues long after movement in time and space have ceased.
Sidste ord
Oplysninger fra den engelske Almen Viden Redigér teksten, så den bliver dansk.
(Klik for at vise Advarsel: Kan indeholde afsløringer.)
Oplysning om flertydighed
Forlagets redaktører
Oplysninger fra den engelske Almen Viden Redigér teksten, så den bliver dansk.
Canonical DDC/MDS
Canonical LCC

Henvisninger til dette værk andre steder.

Wikipedia på engelsk (4)

Beretning om en rejse gennem De Forenede Stater.

No library descriptions found.

Beskrivelse af bogen

Populære omslag

Quick Links


Gennemsnit: (4)
0.5 1
1 10
1.5 2
2 70
2.5 14
3 301
3.5 67
4 648
4.5 72
5 491

Er det dig?

Bliv LibraryThing-forfatter.

Penguin Australia

Een udgave af denne bog er udgivet af Penguin Australia.

» Information om udgiveren


Een udgave af denne bog er udgivet af HighBridge.

» Information om udgiveren


Om | Kontakt | LibraryThing.com | Brugerbetingelser/Håndtering af brugeroplysninger | Hjælp/FAQs | Blog | Butik | APIs | TinyCat | Efterladte biblioteker | Tidlige Anmeldere | Almen Viden | 195,041,979 bøger! | Topbjælke: Altid synlig