John Ernst Steinbeck, Jr. was an American writer. He is widely known for the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Grapes of Wrath (1939) and East of Eden (1952) and the novella Of Mice and Men (1937). As the author of twenty-seven books, including sixteen novels, six non-fiction books and five collections of short stories, Steinbeck received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962.
In Dubious Battle
In 1936 Steinbeck published the first of what came to be known as his Dustbowl trilogy, which included Of Mice and Men and The Grapes of Wrath. This first novel tells the story of a fruit pickers' strike in California which is both aided and damaged ... more »
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There used to be a thing or a commodity we put great store by. It was called the People. Find out where the People have gone. I don't mean the square-eyed toothpaste-and-hair-dye people or the new-car...John Steinbeck (1902-1968), U.S. author. a political correspondent, in Travels With Charley: In Search of America, pt. 3 (1962).
We are lonesome animals. We spend all our life trying to be less lonesome. One of our ancient methods is to tell a story begging the listener to sayand to feel"Yes, that's the way it is, o...John Steinbeck (1902-1968), U.S. author. repr. In Writers at Work Fourth Series, ed. George Plimpton (1977). "In Awe of Words," The Exonian, 75th anni...
''The discipline of the written word punishes both stupidity and dishonesty.''John Steinbeck (1902-1968), U.S. author. repr. In Writers at Work, Fourth Series, ed. George Plimpton (1977). "In Awe of Words," 75th Anniversary edit...
''Give a critic an inch, he'll write a play.''John Steinbeck (1902-1968), U.S. author. "On Critics," Writers at Work, Fourth Series, ed. George Plimpton (1977).
''It is true that we are weak and sick and ugly and quarrelsome but if that is all we ever were, we would millenniums ago have disappeared from the face of the earth.''John Steinbeck (1902-1968), U.S. author. "On Intent," Fourth Series, Writers at Work, ed. George Plimpton (1977).
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