AUTHOR | JOHN STEINBECK



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John Steinbeck | Novelist, short story writer, war correspondent



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John Ernst Steinbeck, Jr. was an American author of twenty-seven books, including sixteen novels, six non-fiction books, and five collections of short stories. He is widely known for the comic novels Tortilla Flat (1935) and Cannery Row (1945), the multi-generation epic East of Eden (1952), and the novellas Of Mice and Men (1937) and The Red Pony (1937). The Pulitzer Prize-winning The Grapes of Wrath (1939), widely attributed to be part of the American literary canon, is considered Steinbeck's masterpiece. In the first 75 years since it was published, it sold 14 million copies.
The winner of the 1962 Nobel Prize in Literature, he has been called 'a giant of American letters'. His works are widely read abroad and many of his works are considered classics of Western literature.
Most of Steinbeck's work is set in southern and central California, particularly in the Salinas Valley and the California Coast Ranges region. His works frequently explored the themes of fate and inj


Born: 1902-02-27

Born in: Salinas, California, United States

Died: 1968-12-20







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It was a morning like other mornings and yet perfect...

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Nearly everyone has had a box of secret pain, shared...

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the writer is delegated to declare and to celebrate ...

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There ain't no sin and there ain't no virtue. There'...

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All great and precious things are lonely.

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Muscles aching to work, minds aching to create - thi...

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He thought of the virtues of courage and forbearance...

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It is easy out of laziness, out of weakness, to thro...

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In every bit of honest writing in the world, there i...

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As with many people, Charles, who could not talk, wr...

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Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts... perhaps the...

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I learned to write nice as hell. Birds an' stuff lik...

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When I face the desolate impossibility of writing fi...

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She used religion as a therapy for the ills of the w...

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Sometimes, a lie is told in kindness. I don't believ...

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A town is a thing like a colonial animal. A town has...

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Maybe the hardest thing in writing is simply to tell...

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A man without words is a man without thought.

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