John Steinbeck

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Steinbeck in Swaden during his trip tae accept the Nobel Prize for Leeteratur in 1962
BornJohn Ernst Steinbeck, Jr.
February 27, 1902
Salinas, Californie, U.S.
Dee'd20 December 1968(1968-12-20) (aged 66)
New York, New York, U.S.
ThriftNovelist, short story writer, war correspondent
Notable warksOf Mice and Men (1937)
The Grapes of Wrath (1939)
East of Eden (1952)[1]
Notable awairdsPulitzer Prize for Feection (1940)
Nobel Prize in Leeteratur (1962)
SpoosesCarol Henning (m. 1930–1943)
Gwyn Conger (m. 1943–1948)
Elaine Scott (m. 1950–1968) (his daith)
BairnsJohn Steinbeck IV (1946–1991)
Thomas Steinbeck (1944–2016)


John Ernst Steinbeck, Jr. (Februar 27, 1902 – December 20, 1968) wis an American author. He wan the 1962 Nobel Prize in Leeteratur "for his realistic an eemaginative writins, combinin as thay dae sympathetic humour an keen social perception."[2] He haes been called "a giant o American letters," an mony o his warks are conseedert clessics o Wastren leeteratur.[3]

In his writin career, he authored 27 beuks, includin 16 novelles, sax non-feection beuks, an twa collections o short stories. He is widely kent for the comic novelles Tortilla Flat (1935) an Cannery Row (1945), the multi-generation epic East of Eden (1952), an the novellas Of Mice and Men (1937) an The Red Pony (1937). The Pulitzer Prize-winnin The Grapes of Wrath (1939)[4] is conseedert Steinbeck's masterpiece an pairt o the American leeterar canon.[5] In the first 75 years efter it wis published, it sauld 14 million copies.[6]

Maist o Steinbeck's wark is set in central Californie, pairteecularly in the Salinas Valley an the Californie Coast Ranges region. His warks frequently explored the themes o fate an injuistice, especially as applee'd tae dointrodden or iveryman protagonists.

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  1. The Swadish Academy citit The Grapes of Wrath an The Winter of Our Discontent maist favorably.
    "The Nobel Prize in Literature 1962: Presentation Speech by Anders Österling, Permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy". Retrieved April 21, 2008.
  2. "Nobel Prize in Literature 1962". Nobel Foundation. Archived frae the oreeginal on October 21, 2008. Retrieved October 17, 2008. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)
  3. "Who, what, why: Why do children study Of Mice and Men?". BBC. Archived frae the oreeginal on Januar 7, 2015. Retrieved December 6, 2014. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)
  4. "Novel". The Pulitzer Prizes. Archived frae the oreeginal on August 21, 2008. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)
  5. Bryer, R. Jackson (1989). Sixteen Modern American Authors, Volume 2. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. p. 620. ISBN 978-0822310181.
  6. Chilton, Martin. "The Grapes of Wrath: 10 surprising facts about John Steinbeck's novel". Telegraph (London). Archived frae the oreeginal on December 13, 2014. Retrieved December 6, 2014. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)