John Steinbeck by Jay Parini
A Biography

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An in-depth biography of John Steinbeck documents his early struggles, the period that produced his Pulitzer-prize winning The Grapes of Wrath, difficult first and second marriages, and stormy friendships with numerous celebrities. 20,000 first printing. $15,000 ad/promo.
 

About Jay Parini

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Jay Parini teaches at Middlebury College in Vermont.
 
Published January 1, 1995 by MINERVA. 320 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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This biography of the popular American novelist (1902-1968) is absorbing and generous. Parini, a professor of English literature and creative writing at Middlebury College, poet and novelist (Bay of A

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This biography of the popular American novelist (1902-1968) is absorbing and generous. Parini, a professor of English literature and creative writing at Middlebury College, poet and novelist (Bay of A

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The Independent

Steinbeck also had a lifelong obsession with Malory's Morte d'Arthur and the happiest months of his old age - and third marriage - were spent in a cottage in Bruton, Somerset.

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The Independent

The comparative academic silence over Steinbeck is only temporary - the pressure to publish will alter that - but without the glitz of Fitzgerald or the grit of Hemingway, Steinbeck seems lost in America.

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London Review of Books

(By contrast, Stockholm never forgave Greene – on the face of it a much worthier novelist – for his depiction of Swedish corruption in England Made Me.) When the American writer visited the country after the war it was to be greeted with a newspaper headline, ‘John Steinbeck, all of Denmark is at...

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