Conversations with John Steinbeck (Paperback)Thomas Fensch (editor)
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In the earliest interviews in this collection, his is seen actually hiding from publicity, living in and near Monterey Bay, California, as he struggled to become established as a writer.
Later, the publication of The Grapes of' Wrath, in 1939, became extremely controversial; he left the country for a time to escape the unceasing demands of' the press and the public. The Grapes of Wrath is now generally considered the definitive novel of Depression-era America and is still widely read. Interviews in this collection show him dealing with two failed marriages before a successful third marriage; moving from one writing project to another, dealing with fame and controversy and traveling. These collected interviews offer a unique portrait of a major twentieth-century novelist at work and throughout his life. John Steinbeck won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962.
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
Number of pages: 277
Weight: 244 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 11 mm