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John Steinbeck
John Steinbeck (1902-1968), winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, achieved popular success in 1935 when he published Tortilla Flat. He went on to write more than twenty-five novels, including The Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men.Photo by JohnSteinbeck.JPG: US Government derivative work:... show more



John Steinbeck (1902-1968), winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, achieved popular success in 1935 when he published Tortilla Flat. He went on to write more than twenty-five novels, including The Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men.Photo by JohnSteinbeck.JPG: US Government derivative work: Homonihilis (JohnSteinbeck.JPG) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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Birth date: February 27, 1902
Died: December 20, 1968
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Tickets To Paradise
Tickets To Paradise rated it 3 weeks ago
Anybody remembers one of the greatest mini-series ever filmed and ever made called North & South? Reading this I'd gotten this amazing feeling like I was one of the side characters inside of a fictional world similar to the world of North & South, and that was such a blessing for me, something that ...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 2 months ago
(Original Review, 2002)There's no reason why we should judge a film on the basis of how faithful or otherwise it is to the book: it should be judged by how good it is as a film. The ending of the book could not be depicted on film in those days because censorship would not have allowed it, but there...
Booky
Booky rated it 4 months ago
I want people like Samuel Hamilton and Lee in my life. I know that I'll return to this book just to hang out with them again.
Chris Blocker
Chris Blocker rated it 4 months ago
I've probably said it before, but John Steinbeck was not the writer most of us thought he was. By that I mean that many of us think of Steinbeck rather narrowly. Even I, having read almost everything he has written, tend to think of Steinbeck as a writer of realist fiction of downtrodden farmers and...
"So it goes."
"So it goes." rated it 10 months ago
I just reread this with my nephew - a buddy read. I was reminded how much I loved this book years ago. It's a short and somewhat simple story that leaves me aching and questioning myself about ethics and morals and what, exactly, does "right or wrong" mean? Lenny is one of the most endearing figures...
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