John Steinbeck

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John Steinbeck

Prominent Books

-The Grapes of Wrath-Of mice and men-East of Eden-Cannery row-Tortilla Flat-The Pearl-In Dubious Battle-Travels with Charley-The red Pony-Cup of Gold-The Harvest Gypsies

Author Career

More info about Steinbeck:

http://www.steinbeck.org/pages/john-steinbeck-biographyhttp://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/1962/steinbeck-bio.html

Biography

Steinbeck's speech at his Nobel Prize award

John Steinbeck was born on February 27, 1902 in Salinas, California, the third child of Olive Hamilton.Steinbeck enrolled at Stanford University in 1919 in order to sharpen his writing skills. He left Stanford in 1925 without receiving a degree.After finishing Cup of Gold, Steinbeck met Carol Henning, who he married on January 14, 1930. Carol and John eventually divorced in 1943, and later the same month Steinbeck married Gwedolyn Conger, with whom he would have his only children, Thomas and John Steinbeck Jr. After nearly six years of marriage, Gwyn Steinbeck asked for a divorce. In 1949 John met Elaine Scott, who would become Steinbeck's third and final wife. In 1962, Steinbeck was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature for his “realistic and imaginative writing, combining as it does sympathetic humor and social perception.”He suffered increasingly frequent episodes resembling mini-strokes, and eventually died at his home in New York City on December 20, 1968.

John Steinbeck

The geography and demographics of Steinbeck’s hometown greatly influenced the majority of his novels and informed his characters’ strong identification with the land.Steinbeck writes to George Albee in 1933.In 1962, Steinbeck was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature. In 1964, Steinbeck was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Lyndon B. Johnson

By: Merari Armendariz, 2015.


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