John Steinbeck

The Grapes of Wrath

Added on September 18, 2010

The Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck Viking, U.S.A. 1939 John Steinbeck won the Pulitzer Prize for this classic novel of the Great Depression. According to Wikipedia, The Grapes of Wrath was ‘a phenomenon on the scale of a national event’. There were public book burnings, and Steinbeck was accused of Communism and Socialist propagandizing. More [...]

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East of Eden

Added on July 5, 2010

East of Eden John Steinbeck Heinemann, U.K. 1952 According to Wikipedia, ¬†Steinbeck claimed, in regard to East of Eden, “I think everything else I have written has been, in a sense, practice for this.”¬†It became an instant classic, even though critics of the period were not universally impressed by it. The true first edition of [...]

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