An Intimate Journey Across And In Search Of America, As Told By One Of Its Most Beloved Writers, In A Deluxe Centennial Edition In September 1960, John Steinbeck Embarked On A Journey Across America He Felt That He Might Have Lost Touch With The Country, With Its Speech, The Smell Of Its Grass And Trees, Its Color And Quality Of Light, The Pulse Of Its People To Reassure Himself, He Set Out On A Voyage Of Rediscovery Of The American Identity, Accompanied By A Distinguished French Poodle Named Charley And Riding In A Three Quarter Ton Pickup Truck Named Rocinante His Course Took Him Through Almost Forty States Northward From Long Island To Maine Through The Midwest To Chicago Onward By Way Of Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana With Which He Fell In Love , And Idaho To Seattle, South To San Francisco And His Birthplace, Salinas Eastward Through The Mojave, New Mexico, Arizona, To The Vast Hospitality Of Texas, To New Orleans And A Shocking Drama Of Desegregation Finally, On The Last Leg, Through Alabama, Virginia, Pennsylvania, And New Jersey To New York Travels With Charley In Search Of America Is An Intimate Look At One Of America S Most Beloved Writers In The Later Years Of His Life A Self Portrait Of A Man Who Never Wrote An Explicit Autobiography Written During A Time Of Upheaval And Racial Tension In The South Which Steinbeck Witnessed Firsthand Travels With Charley Is A Stunning Evocation Of America On The Eve Of A Tumultuous Decade.
John Steinbeck III was an American writer He wrote the Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Grapes of Wrath, published in 1939 and the novella Of Mice and Men, published in 1937 In all, he wrote twenty five books, including sixteen novels, six non fiction books and several collections of short stories In 1962 Steinbeck received the Nobel Prize for Literature.Steinbeck grew up in the Salinas Valley John Steinbeck III was an American writer He wrote the Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Grapes of Wrath, published in 1939 and the novella Of Mice and Men, published in 1937 In all, he wrote twenty five books, including sixteen novels, six non fiction books and several collections of short stories In 1962 Steinbeck received the Nobel Prize for Literature.Steinbeck grew up in the Salinas Valley region of California, a culturally diverse place of rich migratory and immigrant history This upbringing imparted a regionalistic flavor to his writing, giving many of his works a distinct sense of place Steinbeck moved briefly to New York City, but soon returned home to California to begin his career as a writer Most of his earlier work dealt with subjects familiar to him from his formative years An exception was his first novel Cup of Gold which concerns the pirate Henry Morgan, whose adventures had captured Steinbeck s imagination as a child.In his subsequent novels, Steinbeck found aauthentic voice by drawing upon direct memories of his life in California Later he used real historical conditions and events in the first half of 20th century America, which he had experienced first hand as a reporter Steinbeck often populated his stories with struggling characters his works examined the lives of the working class and migrant workers during the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression His later body of work reflected his wide range of interests, including marine biology, politics, religion, history, and mythology One of his last published works was Travels with Charley, a travelogue of a road trip he took in 1960 to rediscover America He died in 1968 in New York of a heart attack and his ashes are interred in Salinas.Seventeen of his works, including The Grapes of Wrath 1940 , Cannery Row 1945 , The Pearl 1947 , and East of Eden 1952 , went on to become Hollywood films, and Steinbeck also achieved success as a Hollywood writer, receiving an Academy Award nomination for Best Story in 1944 for Alfred Hitchcock s Lifeboat
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- Travels with Charley
- John Steinbeck
- 28 February 2017 John Steinbeck