Travels with Charley - Suggestions for Further Reading
Dewey, Joseph. "'There Was a Seedy Grandeur About the Man': Rebirth and Recovery in Travels with Charley." Steinbeck Quarterly 24.1-2 (Winter/Spring 1991): 22-30.
Ditsky, John M. "Steinbeck's Travels with Charley: The Quest that Failed." Steinbeck Quarterly 8.2 (Spring 1975): 45-50. Rpt. in Steinbeck's Travel Literature: Essays in Criticism. Ed. Hayashi, 1980. 56-61.
Owens, Louis D. "Charles le Chien." Bark Summer 2002: 56+. Owens discusses Steinbeck's Travels with Charley trip and says that one of "the elements that makes Steinbeck a great writer is his respect for life, all life," and Charley received the same respect as would any human companion.
Shillinglaw, Susan and Jackson J. Benson. John Steinbeck: America and Americans and Selected Nonfiction. London: Allen Lane; New York: Viking, 2002. Penguin, 2003. ix-xviii. Published in celebration of the author's centennial, this collection brings together representative articles, essays, and columns Steinbeck wrote as both journalist and commentator, organized by theme rather than chronologically. A previously unpublished chapter written for Travels with Charley is included.
Strecker, Geralyn. "Reading Steinbeck (Re)-Reading America: Travels with Charley and America and Americans." After The Grapes of Wrath: Essays on John Steinbeck in Honor of Tetsumaro Hayashi. Athens: Ohio UP, 1995. 214-27.
http://www.theatlantic.com/unbound/classrev/charley.htm A contemporary (1962) review of the text written by Edward Weeks.