Cultural and Social Influences on John Steinbeck Analytical Essay by numero uno

Cultural and Social Influences on John Steinbeck
A look at the life of John Steinbeck and how his work was influenced by his surroundings.
# 6206 | 1,300 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2001 | US
Published on Feb 09, 2003 in Literature (American) , English (Analysis)

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This paper describes in detail Steinbeck's upbringing and youth. It examines individual sections of some of his works in order to understand the link between his personal life and his literature. The writer also claims that Steinbeck was influenced by his geographical surroundings and cultural exposures.

From the Paper:

"The works of American novelist, story writer, playwright, and essayist, John Steinbeck are well known in the literary world. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962. His novel "The Grapes of Wrath", published in the year 1939, is one of his remarkable achievements and is considered to be a 20th-century classic. (Benson, 1984) His work is influenced by his early age experiences. Born in Salinas, California, the region of Monterey Bay later formed the setting for most of his literature. His father was a county treasurer and his mother was a teacher. He took his early education fro the local high school and later attended Stanford University where he studied marine biology. However, he did not take a degree. He started writing from his university days and several of his poems and short stories appeared in university publications."

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