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John Steinbeck, a writer"s life

by John Tessitore

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Published by Franklin Watts in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968 -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968.,
  • Novelists, American -- 20th century -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Authors, American.,
  • Nobel Prizes -- Biography.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementJohn Tessitore.
    GenreJuvenile literature., Biography, Biography.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3537.T3234 Z896 2001
    The Physical Object
    Pagination143 p. :
    Number of Pages143
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6785117M
    ISBN 100531117073
    LC Control Number00038200

    John Steinbeck was the author of 27 books including 16 novels. Though Grapes of Wrath is considered his masterpiece and earned him a Pulitzer Prize, my own introduction to Steinbeck was through one of his later later novels, The Winter of Our Discontent, which I read in my mid n in , the novel focused on morality issues, and what he saw as a decay in the modern culture in the 50s. John Steinbeck is one of the best-known and most revered American literary figures. He won the Pulitzer Prize for his novel Grapes of Wrath (), highlighting the lives of migrant farm workers in the Salinas Valley, and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in Seventeen of his works, including Cannery Row (), The Pearl () and East of Eden (), were made into Hollywood.

    Get this from a library! John Steinbeck, a writer's life. [John Tessitore] -- John Steinbeck was one of the great American novelists of the 20th century. This biography introduces young readers to Steinbeck's personal struggle with failure and celebrity, his early experiences. In , John Steinbeck published his most critically acclaimed novel, The Grapes of Wrath. A bestseller, the book won Steinbeck the Pulitzer Prize in and was released as a film in the same year. In The Grapes of Wrath, Steinbeck wrote the story of a tenant farming family dispossessed from Oklahoma and moving to California in hopes of.

    By Steinbeck was back in California, living near scenic Lake Tahoe and working as a handyman at a resort. In he published his first novel, Cup of book was a quasi-historical account of the adventures of real-life pirate Henry Morgan in Panama, a country that Steinbeck had never visited. It’s easy to read John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and as Stephen King describes in his best-selling book On Writing, to have “feelings of despair and good old-fashioned jealousy—[thoughts like] I’ll never be able to write anything that good, not if I live to be a thousand.”. Like King’s wise counsel about how to be a writer, John Steinbeck.


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He received the Nobel Prize for Literature for John Steinbeck, American author and winner of the Nobel Prize inwas a leading writer of novels about the working class and was a major spokesman for the victims of the Great Depression (a downturn in the American system of producing, distributing, and using goods and services in the s, and during which time millions of people lost their jobs).

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For educational purposes. Prognosis: 6. the Cure. Licensed to YouTube by. John Ernst Steinbeck III is born in Salinas, California. He is the third of four children (and the only boy) born to John Steinbeck, Sr., the treasurer of Monterey County, and his wife Olive Hamilton Steinbeck, a schoolteacher.

As an older boy, Steinbeck will work summers on the nearby Spreckels Farm. John Steinbeck graduates from Salinas High. John Ernst Steinbeck Jr. was born to Olive Hamilton and her husband John, in the Salinas municipality of the Monterey County, California, on Febru His father was a treasurer for the government of Monterey County.

The young boy was raised as an Episcopal Christian, but he later became a sceptic. The rural area in which he was. John Steinbeck biography. John Steinbeck ( – ) was an American writer best known for his novels about the social consequences of the Great Depression in America.

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Among novelist John Steinbeck's literary influences were the parts of California where he grew up, the people he knew and memories from his personal life. He also drew on current and historical events for the backgrounds, settings, themes and storylines of his novels.John Steinbeck (), born in Salinas, California, came from a family of moderate means.

He worked his way through college at Stanford University but never graduated. In he went to New York, where he tried for a few years to establish himself as a free-lance writer, but he failed and.