John Steinbeck (1902-1968)

A selective list of online literary criticism for the twentieth-century American novelist John Steinbeck, favoring signed articles by recognized scholars and articles published in peer-reviewed sources

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"John Steinbeck." A brief introduction to Steinbeck, from the college textbook publisher the Heath Anthology of American Literature.

"Biography." Nobel Prize web page for John Steinbeck, winner of the 1962 Nobel Prize in literature, at the Nobel Prize web site.

"John Steinbeck." A Paris Review interview of Steinbeck by George Plimpton and Frank Crowther, Fall 1975.

Donohue, Cecilia. "John Steinbeck." An introduction to John Steinbeck from the Literary Encyclopedia 18 July 2003. On Travels with Charley in Search of America (1962) [subscription service].

Dickstein, Morris. "Steinbeck and the Great Depression." South Atlantic Quarterly 103, 1 (2004) [preview only, Muse].

Halverson, Cathryn. "John Steinbeck's Sweetheart: The Cosmic American Bus." Halverson remarks of "The Wayward Bus," "whereas road books and movies featuring car travel are legion, dedicated 'bus books' like Steinbeck's are scarce." College Literature (2008) [preview only, Muse].

Voices from the Dustbowl. Background on Steinbeck's period and its problems. Library of Congress.

News article about Steinbeck's heirs and their "epic" dispute for control of Steinbeck's estate. NY Times, 8/2/04.

A teacher's guide to Cannery Row, and to The Grapes of Wrath, from Penguin.

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