John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck

A Biography

Book - 1995
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Baker & Taylor
An in-depth biography of John Steinbeck documents his early struggles, the period that produced his Pulitzer-prize winning The Grapes of Wrath, difficult first and second marriages, and stormy friendships with numerous celebrities. 20,000 first printing. $15,000 ad/promo.

Blackwell North Amer
Born in a small town in northern California in 1902, Steinbeck refused from the outset to fit himself to any mold, digging ditches and washing dishes while intermittently attending Stanford University. Failing to take a degree, he struggled for more than a decade to establish himself as a writer, always putting his work first. Eventually he enjoyed an extraordinary period of creativity during which he summoned a powerful vision of the Depression. Books such as Of Mice and Men, The Long Valley, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Grapes of Wrath became battle cries that aroused international indignation and brought Steinbeck a world audience.
Jay Parini explores Steinbeck's love-hate relationship with Hollywood and Broadway, his career as a war correspondent, his difficult first and second marriages, and his often tempestuous associations with numerous celebrities, among them Joseph Campbell, Charlie Chaplin, Lyndon Johnson, Ernest Hemingway, and William Faulkner. Drawing on interviews with dozens of people who knew Steinbeck intimately - including his beloved third wife, Elaine - and on published and unpublished letters, diaries, and manuscripts, John Steinbeck is both an important reassessment and a masterful portrait of one of the greatest American novelists.

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Chronicles Steinbeck's early struggles, the period that produced his Pulitzer-prize winning "The Grapes of Wrath," his difficult first and second marriages, and his stormy friendships with numerous celebrities

Publisher: New York : H. Holt, 1995.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780805016734
Branch Call Number: 920 STEINBECK, J.
Characteristics: xxi, 535 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.


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