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John Steinbeck

12 Ratings: 3.5
American author originally from the Salinas Valley, California.

John Steinbeck III is an American author originally from the agricultural Salinas Valley area of California. Born February 27, 1902, Steinbeck is often regarded as one of the greatest American authors of his time. Of his 25 books, two have won the Pulitzer … see full wiki

3 reviews about John Steinbeck
review by . August 09, 2010
A writer with the common, but subtly subversive, touch
Steinbeck's hard to classify ideologically. His populist novels and naturalist stories mark him as a people's rather than a professor's writer. After being exposed to his works often in school, few study him in college. After my teens, I never heard his works mentioned or had any assigned in university courses as an English major, all the way through my Ph.D. Now, my specialty wasn't American lit., but the comparative neglect Steinbeck's endured from academics says a lot about …
Quick Tip by . June 15, 2010
everystory has a different viewpoint,very good books that never run out of style
review by . December 12, 2008
Being the liberal leftist that I am, Steinbeck's books and writings have a special place in my heart. I am a huge can of California- not just its geography, but its history and its people. Steinbeck mastered the art of describing California's allure and how and why hundreds upon thousands of people have made this state their home.    But Steinbeck goes beyond California in his novels to describe the power of fate, economic circumstances, and human nature can often render hard …
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