Chapter 28. John Steinbeck

  1. David Seed Professor
  1. Brian Railsback Professor Dean

Published Online: 5 NOV 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444310108.ch28

A Companion to Twentieth-Century United States Fiction

A Companion to Twentieth-Century United States Fiction

How to Cite

Railsback, B. (2009) John Steinbeck, in A Companion to Twentieth-Century United States Fiction (ed D. Seed), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444310108.ch28

Editor Information

  1. University of Liverpool, UK

Author Information

  1. Western Carolina University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2009
  2. Published Print: 16 OCT 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405146913

Online ISBN: 9781444310108

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Keywords:

  • John Ernst Steinbeck (1902–1968);
  • middle-class beginnings, independence, and poverty;
  • “Fingers of Cloud - A Satire on College Protervity”;
  • Cup of Gold;
  • Steinbeck's second novel, To a God Unknown - contemplation of myth and obsession;
  • trial of fame and fortune;
  • Tortilla Flat - book that had positive reviews;
  • war and troubled times;
  • personal stability and artistic decline;
  • moral outrage and letting go

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Middle-Class Beginnings, Independence, and Poverty

  • The Trial of Fame and Fortune

  • War and Troubled Times

  • Personal Stability and Artistic Decline

  • Moral Outrage and Letting Go

  • References and Further Reading