About John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck
John Ernst Steinbeck, Jr. was an American author of twenty-seven books, including sixteen novels, six non-fiction books, and five collections of short stories. He is widely known for the comic novels 'Tortilla Flat' and 'Cannery Row', the multi-generation epic 'East of Eden', and the novellas 'Of Mice and Men' and 'The Red Pony'. The Pulitzer... Wikipedia
February 27, 1902, Salinas Valley, California, USA
December 20, 1968, New York, New York, USA

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John Steinbeck Quotes

A question is a trap, and an answer your foot in it.
Travels With Charley: In Search of America (1962)
I wonder why progress looks so much like destruction.
Travels With Charley: In Search of America (1962)
To be alive at all is to have scars.
The Winter of Our Discontent (1961)
The profession of book-writing makes horse-racing seem like a solid, stable business.
The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights (1976). A statement Steinbeck is first quoted as having made in Newsweek on December 24, 1962.
Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.
Interview with Robert van Gelder (April 1947), as quoted in John Steinbeck : A Biography (1994) by Jay Parini