About John Steinbeck
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Here you will find articles that address key elements intersecting Steinbeck’s life and work:
- his friendship with biologist Ed Ricketts
- reflections on what his novels offer to readers, philosophically and ecologically
- background on The Grapes of Wrath
Thoughts on Steinbeck’s vision of nature and humanity
- as revealed in Cannery Row
- insight into how Steinbeck’s experiences inspired elements of The Red Pony
- background on his controversial, censored 1941 film The Forgotten Village. The National Steinbeck Center in Salinas and the San Jose State University Steinbeck Center offer additional background information on John Steinbeck to the public.
Books by Susan Shillinglaw
On Reading the Grapes of Wrath
Carol and John Steinbeck
A Journey into Steinbeck's California
More about John Steinbeck:
"Of Migrants and Misdeeds"
- "Thoughts on Steinbeck's Spirituality"
- "Exploring The Red Pony"
- "Steinbeck's The Forgotten Village"
- "Why read Steinbeck?"
- "Collaborators and Cohorts: Edward Flanders Ricketts & John Steinbeck"
"Reading Sea of Cortez" (960.54 KB)
- "The Grapes of Wrath: Historical Background"
- John Steinbeck, American Writer