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John Steinbeck, Writer: A Biography

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Winner of the 1940 Pulitzer Prize for The Grapes of Wrath (1939) and recipient of the Nobel Prize in 1962, John Steinbeck (1902-1968) was one of America's most important and influential writers. Jackson J. Benson's definitive biography explores every aspect of the author's life-his campaigns for the rights of the little people; his stand on the Vietnam War; his Hollywood film scripts; and his ongoing difficulties with fame, the press, and lack of privacy-to reveal the private man behind the public persona.

? Winner of the PEN-USA West award for non-fiction

Synopsis:

Drawing on John Steinbeck's papers and photographs, and scores of interviews, Jackson J. Benson explores the influences that contributed to Steinbeck's archetypal sense of American culture and his controversial concerns. An in-depth study of the shy, private individual behind many American classics.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 1043-1084) and index.

About the Author

Jackson J. Benson teaches American Literature at San Diego State University. His biography, The True Adventures of John Steinbeck, Writer, won the PEN USA West award for nonfiction. He lives in La Mesa, California.

Table of Contents

John Steinbeck, Writer Preface

Prefatory Note

Prologue

Part One: The Long Valley

Part Two: Apprenticeship

Part Three: Poverty and Success

Part Four: To New York

Part Five: The Quest for New Directions

Part Six: The Last Battle

Acknowledgments

Notes and Sources

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140144178
Author:
Benson, Jackson J.
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
Steinbeck, john, 1902-1968
Subject:
Novelists, American
Subject:
Steinbeck, John
Subject:
Novelists, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
Subject:
Novelists, American -- 20th century.
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series Volume:
9388
Publication Date:
19901231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
1184
Dimensions:
8.45x5.56x2.29 in. 2.07 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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