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A Week in Literary History

February 28th, 2002

American Nobel novelist John Steinbeck (The Grapes of Wrath, 1939) is born in Salinas, Calif.

John Steinbeck, b. February 27, 1902, d. 1968

steinbeckyoung.pngSteinbeck has often been relegated to the second tier by critics, who find all his books except The Grapes of Wrath preachy and somewhat sentimental. But the fact remains that Steinbeck’s books are moving and full of compassion and hope and emotional understanding, whatever the plot lines. He has been widely read since the beginning of his career and will continue to be widely read.

Suggested Reading Novels Of Mice and Men, 1937. The Grapes of Wrath, 1939. Cannery Row, 1945. East of Eden, 1952. Other Travels with Charley: In Search of America, 1962.

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