John Steinbeck


Born
in Salinas Valley, California, The United States
February 27, 1902

Died
December 20, 1968

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John Steinbeck III was an American writer. He wrote the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Grapes of Wrath, published in 1939 and the novella Of Mice and Men, published in 1937. In all, he wrote twenty-five books, including sixteen novels, six non-fiction books and several collections of short stories.

In 1962 Steinbeck received the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Steinbeck grew up in the Salinas Valley region of California, a culturally diverse place of rich migratory and immigrant history. This upbringing imparted a regionalistic flavor to his writing, giving many of his works a distinct sense of place.

Steinbeck moved briefly to New York City, but soon returned home to California to begin his career as a writer. Most of his earlier work dealt w
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The Grapes of Wrath

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The Red Pony

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Tortilla Flat

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The Moon Is Down

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“I wonder how many people I've looked at all my life and never seen.”
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“Maybe ever’body in the whole damn world is scared of each other.”
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