The Log from the Sea of Cortez

The Log from the Sea of Cortez is an English-language book written by American author John Steinbeck and published in 1951. It details a six-week marine specimen-collecting boat expedition he made in 1940 at various sites in the Gulf of California. It is regarded as one of Steinbeck’s most important works of non-fiction chiefly because of the involvement of his friend Ed Ricketts.

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Summary The Log from the Sea of CortezThe Log from the Sea of Cortez is an English-language book written by American author John Steinbeck and published in 1951. It details a six-week marine specimen-collecting boat expedition he made in 1940 at various sites in the Gulf of California. It is regarded as one of Steinbeck’s most important works of non-fiction chiefly because of the involvement of his friend Ed Ricketts. Ricketts was the inspiration for the boozy, good-hearted character of “Doc”, who appeared in the novels set in and around Monterey, and elements of his personality are mirrored by many other important characters in Steinbeck’s novels. Steinbeck hoped that the trip would help rescue his failing marriage, but it seems to have had the opposite effect: the marriage ended soon after they returned. The log is the narrative portion of an earlier work, Sea of. Cortez: A Leisurely Journal of Travel and Research, which was published shortly after their return from the Gulf. of California, and combined the journals of the. collecting expedition, reworked by Steinbeck, with Ricketts’ species catalogue. After Ricketts’ death in 1948, Steinbeck dropped the species catalogue from the earlier work and republished it with a eulogy to his friend added as a foreword.

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