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John SteinbeckAmerican John Steinbeck was born in in Salinas, California, a region that became the setting for much of his fiction.
As a teenager, he spent his summers working as a hired hand on neighboring ranches, where his experiences of rural California and its people impressed him deeply. Inhe enrolled at Stanford University, where he studied intermittently for the next six years before finally leaving without having earned a degree.
For the next five years, he worked as a reporter and then as caretaker for a Lake Tahoe estate while he completed his first novel, an adventure story called Cup of Gold, which was published in Critical and commercial success did not come for another six years, when Tortilla Flat was published inat which point Steinbeck was finally able to support himself entirely with his writing.
In his acceptance speech for the Nobel Prize in literature, Steinbeck said: In the endless war against weakness and despair, these are the bright rally flags of hope and of emulation. I hold that a writer who does not passionately believe in the perfectibility of man has no dedication nor any membership in literature.
Always politically involved, Steinbeck followed Tortilla Flat with three novels about the plight of the California laboring class, beginning with In Dubious Battle in Both stylistically and in his emphasis on manhood and male relationships, which figure heavily in Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck was strongly influenced by his contemporary, Ernest Hemingway.
Even though Steinbeck was hailed as a great author in the s and s, and won the Nobel Prize for literature inmany critics have faulted his works for being superficial, sentimental, and overly moralistic.
Steinbeck continued writing throughout the s and s.
His important later works include East of Edena sprawling family saga set in California, and Travels with Charleya journalistic account of his tour of America. He died in New York City in John Steinbeck III was an American writer.
He wrote the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Grapes of Wrath, published in and the novella Of Mice and Men, published in /5(K). John Steinbeck ( – ) John Ernst Steinbeck was the author of 16 novels and various other works, including five short story collections.
He is widely known for the novels, East of Eden, Of Mice and Men, and particularly, the Puliter Prize winning novel, The Grapes of Wrath, his masterpiece, which is one of the great American novels.
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